Sunset Cape Buffalo by Linda Sparks


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The Big Five series

The Cape Buffalo can give the appearance of a docile and passive creature. In reality he is one of the most dangerous in Africa. An enormous old bull like this one gets anyone’s respect. Taken in the Seregeti NP of Tanzania

I chose to portray him in the sleepy pose of evening. I used one of my African sunset shots with a deeply grainy textured added as both background and top layer. I then cut out the portrait of the bull and sandwiched him inbetween with a soft light mode adjustment.

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 for both the sunset and the bull

10/24/12 204 views

Featured in #1 Artists of Redbubble 6/2/12
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Featured in Welcome to the Jungle 5/31/12


animals, africa, big five, grunge, texture

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 2 years ago

    This is simply Gorgeous!

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  • Thanks so much. I really get a kick out of layering stuff together, but it sure takes a lot of time.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    2012/05/20 2 Images per day
    Stunning artwork Linda, sorry for my previous booby with the name, please delete, got a bit confused!

  • Thanks so much Magaret

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    2012/05/30 1 Image per day

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 2 years ago

  • WOW, thanks a bunch. And Mr. Buffalo thanks you too

    – Linda Sparks

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    06-01-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks again for another feature

    – Linda Sparks

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 2 years ago

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 2 years ago
  • Thanks so much Pat, coming from you, it’s even more special. You’re a master.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 2 years ago

    beautiful, congrats on the feature!

  • Thanks so much Sandra, appreciate the support

    – Linda Sparks

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