American Avocet - Graphite on Paper
Copyright 2010, Nicole MacPherson
Well, it's sure been a long time coming!
He looks a bit fuzzy-edged, truth be told, he's been sitting on my desk for some six weeks, begging and pleading to be finished! Not entirely sure if it's a he. American Avocet males have straighter bills than females, but it's not always easy to judge on a single bird!
Avocets are so beautiful, and often fairly confiding - they seem to have a much smaller zone of comfort. This, combined with their larger size, makes them fun to photograph! I love Avocets. Ed calls 'em Flamingos.
Next step? Learn to draw water!