'Buzzard'

2004
Framed original
12" x 10" including frame

For Sale (without back-lighting)
£95

The buzzard, about to catch a snake in its talons, swoops down on its prey from a lively sky.  The crackle and shading in the sky, gives a dramatic feel to the scene and I've had great fun with the detail and texture of the feathers on this fine bird.

We have quite a few buzzards nesting in the area where I walk my collie.  They are really magnificent up close but I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those talons!

This piece is not back-lit, as it has plenty of contrast, it looks best when front-lit.