Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Moose and the Moth

These photos I shot last December along the Chester Creek Greenbelt during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. I like the photos so I decided to play with the idea in paint.
First I painted a small scene without knowing what animal I would include, or where I would put it. After the rest of the painting was finished I chose this moose in the upper Eagle River Valley.
The Christmas Moose, 8x10". Someday I may do a more elaborate version in a larger, and more creative composition.
This is a very uninteresting moth that I found on my cutting board in my kitchen. It was only about a half an inch long so I decided to see how well my camera could handle such a small subject. It is incredible to me how well digital cameras handle macro subjects.
I dutifully released the little guy outside and photographed him on top of my balcony rail.

1 comment:

tess stieben said...

Darn near scared me with the snow images, I thought oh no that much snow already, had a laught when I found out it was last years snow. Love the moth.