I went for the orange in the bird rather than the blue. I use blue all the time. I wanted to make it a bit more challenging for myself.
I'm really happy with the results!
I love bird watching, and although the Sacred Kingfisher is not endangered, its not a normal backyard bird. It prefers creek beds or rivers and nests in the banks. Its a tiny bird and difficult to see when its darker back is turned towards you (because it blends in with the clay bank or branches). I usually here the tiny 'plink' noise first; the sound of the bird going down to the water either for a drink or a quick go at an insect. It does just the one and then goes back to its perch. Then it waits and does it again. There can be days where I spend half an hour waiting to spot one that I never find, whereas other days I spot them over and over again.
|Sacred Kingfisher June 2016 digi layout|
|ARTastic inspiration JUNE 2016 - black and white plus one colour|