Feathers... Chapter II
These two single feathers, a Flicker and a Mallard, were Ena's first coloured ones.
She's done a remarkable job recreating the iridescence on the Mallard feather, and the curving orange spine of the Flicker feather disappearing into its dark markings.
Simple and elegant...
African Grey Parrot
Ena's neighbour is a big, beautiful African Grey called Roger Featherer... (true story).
Despite his grey description he also has these remarkably vivid orange feathers, beautifully displayed in this lighthearted composition.
The grey feather here is rendered in a very soft and subtle way, with its gentle orange blush, very true to the original.