Waiting Her Turn At The Watering Hole

Waiting Her Turn At The Watering Hole

It's been a hot, dry day and all of these animals are waiting their turn at the neighboring watering hole but the big grey Elephant is right in front at the end of the path to be sure of getting in next. I started with the background, wanting the appearance of a sunset at a watering hole. All anima...

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The Showoff

The Showoff

Two swans at a local watering hole, one of them is showing off it's beautiful plumage, the other calmly swimming nearby and not paying much attention. She's probably thinking, the showoff. So much for trying to impress someone. Original image of Autumn background taken at Woodruff Bridge near Union...

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Sunset Ride

Sunset Ride

A lone rider, seeking solitude, rides along the ocean front. The sun is almost below the horizon but he doesn't hurry. He must know this sandy beach and weathered dunes. The tide is out for now but when it starts to come in, he will want to be home and his horse stabled for the night. Weather on the...

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The Wednesday Night Special

The Wednesday Night Special

Every Wednesday evening, the 482 sets off for places unknown. The train leaves the station at 6PM and a few miles down the track it enters a portal that bends time. Where will it end up......what year will it be? No one knows it’s different each time. Are you brave enough to sign up for this great a...

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Morning Forest Light

Morning Forest Light

It's a quiet morning in the forest. The light rays from the sun, breaking through the fog, is streaming through the trees. Black birds are perched in the tree to welcome a new day. Original image of light rays streaming through the fog and trees was taken at National Creek Falls in Southern Oregon....

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Now Those Are Funny Looking Birds

Now Those Are Funny Looking Birds

It's a beautiful sunset on the Southern Oregon Coast. A Seagull is perched on a rock, enjoying the sunset, when some hot air balloons drift across flying low over the ocean. He thinks to himself, Now Those Are Some Funny Looking Birds. A little something to make you smile. Original image of the oce...

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The Peace Of An Autumn Sunset

The Peace Of An Autumn Sunset

It is sunset in the Autumn forest. The sun is sending light rays into the trees. Autumn leaves are falling. Birds are flying home to roost and two deer are foraging for their evening meal. Original background was taken in the forest at Union Creek, Oregon. The sun was setting and sunbeams were shoo...

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Enough Of This White Stuff

Enough Of This White Stuff

A Cardinal has had enough snow for the winter season. I mean, come on, it's cold, wet and his bird seed is getting wet. That is sure enough to gripe about! Cardinal image from Pixaby Background with evergreen tree is my image and was taken in my back yard in Southern Oregon. Snow texture by Jai J...

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Moonlight Dragon Attack

Moonlight Dragon Attack

A red dragon is trying to protect three dragon eggs while two black dragons have just flown through a vortex and are ready to attack the red dragon and destroy the dragon young. A full moon has risen behind the old castle and night is coming with it's lavender tones and moody atmosphere. There is no...

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Lovely Spring Pansies

Lovely Spring Pansies

A grouping of Spring Pansies. These flowers always remind me of cheerful faces, moving on the breeze. Here in Southern Oregon, we can plant these flowers in the Fall and they will bloom all Winter. How's that for a little Winter cheer and a little touch of Spring fever. I applied a texture to this...

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Misty Morning Reflections

Misty Morning Reflections

It is a foggy morning in late Winter. It is quiet and peaceful. A buck stands quietly, looking back across the water. He has heard something. Perhaps another animal or human is approaching and soon he will go into the fog to conceal himself. Background and Buck from Pixaby images. The background w...

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Flowers For Breakfast

Flowers For Breakfast

A lone donkey has wondered into a field of wild flowers. The day is just beginning, the clouds from last night's rain are burning off. The butterflies are visiting the flowers in the morning sun that has made it through the clouds. The donkey's stomach starts to rumble and he thinks why not. Flowers...

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Midnight Moods Swan Lake In The Moonlight

Midnight Moods Swan Lake In The Moonlight

The moon is rising and the swans have settled on the lake for a midnight swim. The all is quiet and nothing disturbs the peace of the night and these beautiful birds. This image is created from my imagination and is completely composites that are merged together to form this peaceful image. The mo...

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Those Infernal Flying Machines

Those Infernal Flying Machines

An old railroad track goes off into places, unknown. Hot air balloons float lazily by as curious birds fly at a safe distance, checking them out. Three deer on the ground don't feel threatened by these strange flying balloons. A small doe is ignoring the whole thing because she has found some grass,...

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The Lonesome Cowboy

The Lonesome Cowboy

A lone cowboy rides home at the end of the day. The sky is full of the setting sun and dark clouds, all orange, yellow and brown, beautiful to behold but maybe a little ominous. Birds are flying home to roost before the oncoming storm. Aaah! The peace and urgency of it all. This image was completel...

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Hummingbird In The Spring Rain

Hummingbird In The Spring Rain

A hummingbird perches on an orange lily. A Spring shower is in progress and the sun has made a brief appearance. Original image of the hummingbird on the orange lily was taken in my Southern Oregon garden. Several layers of texture were combined in Photoshop CC to get the soft background. I added t...

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Sunset At The Marina

Sunset At The Marina

A cloudy but gentle sunset at Yakima Bay. I loved the reflections and colors that came alive in the soft light. Image processed with Topaz Restyle to bring out the colors. Flying bird added with a Photoshop brush. A texture was added to enhance the blues. Flying bird added with a photoshop brush b...

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Time Is Money

Time Is Money

Description Waste not, want not is good advice to follow. That also applies to time. As I get older, I realize that time is so short. It feels more important to spend my time doing things that are meaningful and fulfilling. The problem that I have is that there are so many things that I want to d...

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People Watchers

People Watchers

Three giraffes at a drive through animal park are fascinated with the people that are driving by. Image of three giraffes from Pixaby Images. The giraffes were cut out and applied to a textured background. More texture applied that included the clouds and grasses. Butterfly added as a composite im...

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An Early Winter Howl

An Early Winter Howl

It is early winter and the first snow is falling. The moon is full, the trees are bare and the cold is on the way. To celebrate the change of seasons this wolf is howling. The second wolf in the back is looking at the howling wolf as if to say, you said it all, there's nothing more to add. This ima...

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May I Join You

May I Join You

A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly is perched on a Butterfly bush blossom and another Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly asks if it can join in to partake in the sweet nectar. Sweet treats are always better when they are shared! Image of Tiger Swallowtail on the Butterfly bush blossom taken in my garden in Sou...

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Midnight Flamingo

Midnight Flamingo

A flamingo has hidden it's face in it's feathers to take a nap. Original image taken at Wild Life Safari. Image processed in Photoshop CS6. I added two textures by Jai Johnson and processed the image in Topaz Texture Effects to get the resulting image.

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A Vase Of Flowers Touched By The Morning Sun

A Vase Of Flowers Touched By The Morning Sun

A vase of summer flowers sits on a table in the morning sunshine. A warm, cheerful addition to the dining room table. Original image taken in my kitchen in Southern Oregon. A texture was added to the image and it was then processed in Topaz Restyle and Impression. Texture by Jai Johnson.

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Old But Not Forgotten

Old But Not Forgotten

An old song can bring back memories of other times. The whole scene can be brought back and relived in your mind. All the words are still there and without thinking too much about it, you start singing the tune. It is those old memories that make life sweet when we are in our golden years. Remember...

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Elephants At Sunset

Elephants At Sunset

Elephants taking a stroll past the watering hole at sunset. This image was created. I started with a texture by Jai Johnson for the sky and sky reflection. I added all of the elephants as composite images. I applied the grasses, trees and birds with photoshop brushes. I used the burn tool to darken...

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A Quiet Autumn Evening

A Quiet Autumn Evening

Original raw image taken at River Bridge, near Union Creek in Southern Oregon. Swans added as composite images, canoe added as a composite image, tiger lily name text completed in the text section of Photoshop CC. Swans from Dreamstime Photos, thanks to Jerome Whittingham for that image. Image pr...

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Love Is A Red Rose With Raindrops

Love Is A Red Rose With Raindrops

Description I love red roses. When you go out after a rain, you are hoping that the rain hasn't totally spoiled the roses. I found one that was just opening and the raindrops got caught in it's beautiful layers and petals. The raindrops.....priceless! Original image of red rose with raindrops...

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The Butterfly Migration Vortex

The Butterfly Migration Vortex

Description I always admired birds and butterflies that migrated. Their sense of direction and timing as to when they migrate seems so right on. Of course, I could get lost in a cardboard box with a large arrow pointing the way out, so this kind of natural phenomenon just amazes me! I thought tha...

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The Conductor

The Conductor

Description Meet the conductor of the Pelican choir. A motley crew of sea birds with an attitude and a fondness for fish. Original image of pelicans on the rocks taken at Brookings off of highway 101 in Southern Oregon. I added several textures by using layers in Photoshop CC. The large foregrou...

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A Foggy Pelican Sunset

A Foggy Pelican Sunset

Original image of sunset, taken at Newport, Oregon. Textures added by using layers in Photoshop CC. Pelican added as a composite image. Final image processed in Photoshops Oil Painting Filter. Textures by Jai Johnson Pelican from the Morgue Files

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Jungle Attitude

Jungle Attitude

A leopard with attitude, looks you right in the eye and starts sizing you up. The desire to be anywhere but in front of those eyes would quickly come to mind. The desire to turn and run would also make itself known. Hmmm, I wonder what's for breakfast? Leopard image is from the Morgue files website...

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My Mom Has A Butterfly On Her Tail

My Mom Has A Butterfly On Her Tail

I just couldn't resist putting the butterfly on this mom Zebra's tail. She has a look of almost annoyance in her eye, although she is probably just keeping watch on her baby, and the baby is looking outwards as if to tell someone that is watching, my mom has a butterfly on her tail, oh my! Zebra im...

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Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Two Zebras enjoying some early evening quiet time. The moon is full, the stars are coming out, the night sounds are starting and the birds have gone to roost in the trees. Background image of trees with birds was taken in my back yard in Southern Oregon. The full moon was added as a composite by u...

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Lantana And Incoming Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Lantana And Incoming Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Beautiful gold and white Lantana with a texture selectively applied by using layers in Photoshop CS6 with an incoming, ready to alight Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Final image processed in Topaz Restyle. Butterfly applied as a composite layer. Texture by Jo Textures

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Two Butterflies Are Better Than One

Two Butterflies Are Better Than One

Original image of One Butterfly on a Butterfly Bush Blossom Cluster taken in my garden in Southern Oregon. The second butterfly was added as a composite layer and the texture was applied by using layers in Photoshop CS6. Texture by Painted Textures

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A Foggy Winter Night

A Foggy Winter Night

A cold winter's night with a full moon but a mist hangs over the higher snowy trees and covers the moon with an air of frosty mystery. Original background image of snowy trees taken from my back yard in Southern Oregon. The cabin was cutout of a painting that I did and added as a composite image. T...

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Staring Back

Staring Back

The day is overcast and possibly a storm is looming on the horizon. Several birds are flying in the distance, perhaps seeking shelter from the coming storm. A Leopard, partially hidden in the grass is staring at something in the distance. It could be something for lunch or some animal or someone is...

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