This is it! Week 4 of our December One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me. This is our final editing for the month. I am going all out with the processing, and taking you for a tail spin! As this is the final edit for December, I have included a poll at the end for you to vote for your favourite interpretation.
Week 4 Processing: Tail Spin
A distinctive trait of the white terns is the aerobatics they engage in during breeding season. Courtship involves elaborate aerial displays in which the male flies up to 500 m high at speed, followed by the female. The pair then glides and zigzags downwards before “strutting” together on the ground with tails raised and wings dropped. The Tail Spin interpretation is my way of capturing their glorious flying display, and always with the beautiful colours of the lagoon at Elizabeth Reef as a backdrop.
- Started from the Week 3 Tail Feathers image;
- Used the Free Transform tool to shrink the image by one quarter;
- Created 4 separate duplicate layers and rotated the tail by 90° each time so the tail feathers fan out;
- Applied a Diagonal Gradient, selecting a deep indigo to aqua graduation.
Weeks 1 to 4 progression
The slideshow displays the progression over the last 4 weeks, including the original image:
Time to vote
It is now time to vote for your favourite image!
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Merry Christmas to all 🙂