09/Apr/2013 – I have had such positive feedback about this image here on Redbubble and other places, that I’ve added another image based on the same sort of theme called ‘Candleston’
After downloading Pixel Bender for Photoshop CS5, I experimented with the Oil Painting option and trawled through my old photos working out what images work best with this plug-in.
I found a picture of our tawny owl, Candleston, applied the filter and sat agog for five minutes at this wonderful image.
Originally shot using a Canon EOS 10D, 1/400s, F5.6 ISO 200 with a Speedlite 430EX flashgun.
Addtional: I recently got this image professionally printed at 24×16 inch, I was completely blown away with the result.