3d art render of two African Jacana walking on giant lily pads.

Made with Bryce 7.0 Some post work with photoshop.

Bird model and lily pads by Ken Gilliland’s SongBird Remix, Jacanas


The African Jacana (Actophilornis africana) is a jacana. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Jacanidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are 30cm long,but the females are larger than the males. They have chestnut upperparts with black wingtips,rear neck and eyestripe. The underparts are white,with a chestnut belly patch in adult birds. The blue bill extends up as a coot-like head shield,and the legs and very long toes are grey.

The African Jacana’s food is insects and other invertebrates picked from the floating vegetation or the water’s surface.

The African Jacana breeds throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The males, as in some other wader families like the phalaropes, take responsibility for incubation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much Lisa.

    – Walter Colvin

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 4 years ago

    Beautiful creation! They are an awesome looking bird.

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • David  Humphrey
    David Humphreyover 4 years ago

    awesome work Walter.

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Ken Gilliland
    Ken Gillilandover 4 years ago

    nicely done :)

  • Thank you Ken, Love what you have done with these birds, Excellent work my friend, And the Lily pads are fantastic. Hope I have done them Justice.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Excellent image Walter!! :)

  • Thank you very much Keith.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Fantastic detail and work Walter.

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 4 years ago

    excellent image Walter :)

  • Thank you very much Laura.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerover 4 years ago

    I’ve always liked those giant lily pads, this is great Walter, very well designed composition, I especially like the green water.

  • Thank you Syd, The bird models and Lily pads are by Ken Gilliland at SongBird Remix.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Clever stuff!!

  • Thank you Neil.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Terry Best
    Terry Bestover 4 years ago

    You are the “Bryce Master”!

  • Thank for you very kind comment Terry.

    – Walter Colvin

  • I have to give credit to the 3d modelers that make my work that much easier.

    – Walter Colvin

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