'Kung-Fu Cockatiel' (Buddy Thinking He Is Mr Miyagi)
Here's a shot I recently took of Buddy - my good and wise Cockatiel friend - in this one he's doing an impression of Mr Miyagi from 'The Karate Kid'. Buddy has rage, deep, uncontrollable, inner-rage which he controls with intense meditation.
Despite his lack of toes, he is still a fine, noble and formidable warrior adept in the shadowy ways of the ninja, stealthily moving himself into position to steal crisps from the very grasp of his unwitting victims. His greatest foes are the budgies with whom he has fought many an epic battle over the last year-and-a-bit.
POST PROCESSING - This one was a simple job - all i did was sharpen up Buddy in Topaz Adjust and added some foreground blur and a vignette around him to hide the horrid shadowing caused by the camera flash.