Nature photography and Chinese Painting

My late mother had a hidden talent, she was really good at chinese paintings. She had only taken a year’s class in chinese painting and that was all she need to start painting nature’s wonders, the mountains, birds, fishes in our living room with intricate details and wonderful colours. I spent the last 2 years, spotting wild things in our local parks, birds, birds of prey, animals and insects. These were all very close up, subject taking more than 75% of the frame type of photos. When I look at my mother’s paintings, the environment is emphasised as much as the subject itself. I decided to take that approach towards nature photography, to capture the animal and its environment. Below is my 1st attempt.

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