BATELEUR Terathopius ecaudatus (DIGITAL PAINTING NOT A PHOTOGRAPH) by DilettantO

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Final of 4 digital paintings created using Corel Painter v X, for a WWF FDC issue for Guinea Bissau. A Bateleur is a kind of eagle. I thought it was a male’s courtship display, but apparently it’s a female sunning herself. You learn something new every day…


eagle, bateleur, raptor, bird of prey, bird, terathopius ecaudatus, guinea bissau wildlife

I have been a freelance illustrator for over 40 years. For the last 10 years or so, I have been working exclusively digitally, using Corel Painter x V on PC. I do NOT manipulate photographs to create my paintings. I use photos for reference purposes only.

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 3 years ago

    fantastico my friend

  • Thanks PA. It is kinda pretty isn’t it, even if she looks a tad angry…X

    – DilettantO

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Simply superb capture love it.

  • Thanks Julie, but if by ‘capture’ you mean by using a camera, it isn’t. It’s a painting which is based on a photo and unfortunately looks like one. X

    – DilettantO

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful art work !
    Reminds me a bit of Cormorants and Anhingas drying off :)

  • Thanks Trish. Looking a bit angry though…

    – DilettantO

  • Tempe
    Tempealmost 3 years ago

    Th old “come and get me” attitude. love it.

  • I bet you look like that on the beach…

    – DilettantO

  • crackedpot
    crackedpotalmost 3 years ago

    She’s daring someone to spoil her day!

  • Tempe
    Tempeover 2 years ago

    a t t i t u d e ………………… well done mate.

  • TheBrit
    TheBritabout 2 years ago

    Awesome work !


  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.almost 2 years ago


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