Ornamental Nature by Andrew Paranavitana


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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While visiting the Dehiwela Zoo in Sri Lanka, I came across this impressive feathered friend.. The Victorian Crowned Pigeon, hiding under a fern. I managed to get close enough and capture a few images before he realised he was being photographed and retreated behind the fern trunk.

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Canon 50D
55 – 250, 58mm

Original RAW file converted in Photoshop CS5. Textures from – free use stock: WingsOfAHero, scabeater and my own.


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

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • LookOutBelow
    LookOutBelowover 2 years ago


  • Haha wow! Thanks mate, great to hear such good feedback on this one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 2 years ago

    Reallllllly monumental too :)) Great work Andrew !

  • Haha, why thank you kind sir! Much appreciated, Michel :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture mate!

  • Thanks so much mate!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Isaac Marano
    Isaac Maranoover 2 years ago

    Awesome work mate!!! Boy does that red eye really stand out :-)

  • Thanks a lot mate! Yeah, they’re such a unique looking bird, that red eye is a photographers dream! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    Oh mannnnnnnn…..that’s amazing!!!!!!

  • Haa, thanks so much, Mel!! That’s wonderful to hear :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 2 years ago

    How very beautiful! Well captured!

  • Thank you so much, Carol!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 2 years ago

    fantastic work Andrew

  • Big thank you, my friend! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 2 years ago

    Beautifully treated! This is a gorgeous bird and the way it glows in the darkness around it is lovely!

  • Thank you so much, Damienne! I remember seeing one of your pieces a while back of this very bird too.. inspired me to get to editing this one, so thank you for that! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 2 years ago

    Stunning 5 Star Image.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Parmi

  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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