Op Art Birds II

American Robin

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

It’s time for some more op-art* bird photos. These are Victor Vasarely-inspired designs. Like the previous images, these are straight-on photos of birds on an op-art bird feeder… without any Photoshop trickery. Previous photos can be seen at http://blog.bohanart.com/2017/06/op-art-birds/.

I designed this artwork on the computer using Adobe Illustrator and Lightwave 3D. After printing each piece, I placed it in the backyard on a special feeder that I built. It’s designed to attract birds as well as to support the artwork, which is sliced into two sections and positioned in front of (below) and behind the bird. The images were taken with a 100mm f2.8 macro on a wirelessly triggered, tripod-mounted camera. Except for small adjustments like cropping and straightening, no Photoshop techniques were used to manipulate these photos!

* Op art, or optical art, is a form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and color OR in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap.

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