Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The March Of The Woodstorks!


It seemed for a time these beautiful and interesting Florida wading birds were marching towards extinction.

You know what extinction means, right? Gone. Part of the challenge was that they were and have been losing habitat progressively since the 1950's. Development, Golf Courses and recreational space for humans has pushed them to the brink. I love a good splash in a water park and to loft a couple of beers and a bucket of balls from the back nine but there must be a way we can cohabitate or rather co-habitat.

It is my intention to portray the beauty of wildlife so that we take stock. I want to appreciate them while they are here and call attention to them so that the people who are smarter than me will collaborate and devise new ways so that we can all march to together on our lovely blue green home and flourish in harmony.

Once again, artistically there are so many nuances in tone, contrast and color that makes this work interesting to me. This is one of the few instances where I feel the birds look elegant while on land. Their grace in the air is a thing of grace and beauty. There is something refined and exquisite about the palette in this photograph.

This is another in my photography fine art series. If you would like to join in the Coastal Journey further please visit my website at where you will find exceptional fine art oil paintings featuring scenes from the coast.

Thank you for stopping by today.

More to come.......

All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©