Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 16 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This was shot in the Longhushan National Park, Nanchang, China. I spent really long under the scorching sun waiting for a shot like this! I"ve always dreamed of something like this, but unfortunately back in Singapore those birds are all crows with black, opaque wings. Post-processing involved some contrast, highlight and tone adjustments in Lightroom. Hope you enjoy it :D

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I seek to contribute to the very community that introduced me to photography - my school. I frequently and delightfully use my photography skills to serve my school and my community, as a member of the photographic society.

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