While I was in Williamstown earlier this week, a crow flew overhead and right into the tree in front of me. I raced over and snapped up a few shots. He looked so sinister and judgmental from up there.

There are so many layers on this piece, I’m not even sure what I used now. Five separate textures from – free use stock: Sirius_sdz, firesign24_7, leeroi1 and euphoric desire.

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Loads of tweaking and adjusting of colours and hues brought me to this ominous mood.

Canon 50D
55 – 250, 58mm

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthabout 4 years ago

    Lovely detail in the eye, beautiful composition Parmi

  • Thanks heaps mate! Knew there was a reason I captured this guy :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterabout 4 years ago

    You’ve really got this ‘bird’ thing going on haven’t ya!
    Awesome as mate!!!

  • Haha I know man! I can’t stop myself, it’s like some strange fascination that even I don’t understand.. Glad to hear they are delivering though, thanks a lot mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Hey Parmi…wait a minute…I’m sure that’s one of me mates! I happen to know most of the crows of Williamstown, and he looks familiar to!…Seriously, this is great work creating this amazing image.

  • Haha, was he coming to see me with a message from you mate?? Thanks heaps Rosie :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • CinB
    CinBabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous work!

  • Thank you Cin :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 4 years ago

    Amazing!!! Simply amazing!!! :D

  • Thank you once again my friend :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 4 years ago


  • :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloabout 4 years ago

    Amazing post work Parmi! Love the contrasting red green tones and the dark gritty texture…this is so your trademark!! You have a magnificent evolving series happening here..well done!!

  • Angie, thank you so much! I kept adding layer after layer to this one, and it evolved in front of me, and now I have no idea how it happened. So pleased you like it, I love that I have a trademark!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 4 years ago

    they are the messengers between worlds. love them, and this is stunning.

  • That they are! Thanks so much Kristin! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Fiona Kersey
    Fiona Kerseyabout 4 years ago

    he looks like he is watching you and just waiting!! It is so dark and evil :-) great work btw :-)

  • He really did just sit there and watch, and I took photos, and I had to walk away, guess he won! Thanks very much Fiona :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 4 years ago

    Great image and series!

  • Thanks so much Rick!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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