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  • June 30, 2015

The Art of Birds, Revealed Through an Altered Reality

Author
Becky Harlan

At first glance, these birds wowed me. A few seconds later I started to wonder, Are they real?

Well … yes. And no.

Two grey crowned cranes stand on a thorny branch in front of a distant mount kenya in the background
Grey Crowned Cranes
Each crowned crane was photographed on an acacia tree near Richards Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya. Mount Kenya was photographed from a Cessna.

Before attempting to explain what’s going on in these images, the artist, Cheryl Medow, might appreciate you taking a similar approach to experiencing her photography as she does to making it. “I don’t think my pictures through,” she says, “I feel them.”

She described this incident to me: Visitors at one of her gallery shows were asking questions about how she creates her work, and she was answering. But then a guest approached her and said, “No, no, no, don’t say a thing. I just want to enjoy these pictures.” It was then that she realized that she was looking for an emotional reaction, for people to enjoy looking at the work without having all the answers.

So please: Look. Enjoy. Feel.

Two roseate spoonbills, one spreading its wings, rest on a branch in front of water
Roseate Spoonbills
Each bird was photographed at St. Augustine’s Farm in Florida. This is where they nest in the spring. The waves were shot in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
Portrait of a cattle egret in mating plumage in front of a pattern of sand dunes from death valley
Cattle Egret Portrait
”During mating season the cattle egret colors are like a rainbow,” says Medow. This portrait was photographed in Florida, with the pattern of sand dunes from Death Valley in the background.
Image of a white ibis strutting across a beach in florida carrying a fish in its mouth
White Ibis With Fish
This white ibis with his seaweed and fish catch were photographed at J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida. The background clouds and surf were shot in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

But if you’re like me, you still want to know the story behind these images. So here goes.

These are real birds, photographed in the wild. They are also pictured in real landscapes. And both parts of the images are photographed by Medow. But they weren’t captured at the same time and often not in the same place.

Why does she go to the trouble of capturing these stunning birds in the wild and then transposing them somewhere else?

A great blue heron opening its wings and hovering over chicks in a nest stands at the edge of the water
Great Blue Heron With Chicks
Balancing on a branch, the great blue heron was photographed at the Venice Rookery in Venice, Florida, along with the chicks in a nest. The background was photographed in Bigfork, Montana.
A large flamingo walks through the water, creating a slight reflection with a cloudy sky above
Greater Flamingo I
This flamingo was photographed on Isabela Island in the Galápagos in a brackish saltwater lagoon. The clouds were also photographed in the Galápagos on a different day.

It all started because she was photographing birds with a 600mm lens. And when you shoot birds with a lens that long, the rest of the background becomes blurry—the birds wind up being the only thing in the frame that’s in focus. All context is lost. She wanted to put the birds back into an environment, so she began creating composite images.

At first she was just placing the birds into photos of the landscapes where she’d originally shot them. But then she realized she could take it to another level—she could put the birds anywhere and at any scale.

Two saddle-billed storks stand in grasses in front of an open field and mountain peak in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
Saddle-Billed Storks
This mother and baby were photographed in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The landscape was shot by plane in the same area, traveling from Sirikoi Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia to Richards Camp in Masai Mara.

“I’m an artist first, and photography is a tool that I use to be creative,” she says. “When I picked up the camera and the computer it opened up new possibilities for me. I can make the birds much larger than life. It draws attention to these guys that if you just saw them in the wild with the naked eye you wouldn’t see.”

She draws inspiration from the Hudson River School painters. “They took their sketchpads and went out, as I take my camera and go out, and they got sketches of all these different things. And when they went back to their studios and made their paintings, they combined the different elements that they had seen out in the field. So when the normal person went to the Hudson River and looked for the pictures they couldn’t find some of them. And that’s because they weren’t out there in the real world. Even the painters had manipulated what they had seen and brought it together and combined different elements to make their paintings,” she says. “They’re redoing nature in their mind’s eye, and I guess I’m doing that too.”

A reddish egret stands in the shallow waves on a Florida beach, with a spiky plant in the background that resembles its plumage
Reddish Egret
This bird was photographed at Little Estero Lagoon, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The landscape was also shot in Fort Myers at a different time.

Her subjects come from all over the world. Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Los Angeles, New Mexico, the Galápagos, Costa Rica, and Brazil are some of the places she’s traveled to photograph birds. She’ll often photograph at a certain place during a certain season to see, for instance, an egret in its mating plumage. “I’ll pick April and May to go to Florida because that’s when they’re in their mating colors,” she says.

Image of two great egrets standing in water under a starry night sky
Great Egrets, A Starry Night
The egrets were photographed in St. Augustine, Florida, and Devereux Lagoon and Slough, Santa Barbara, California. The night sky was photographed in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Some might think that because these images involve Photoshop in their final state that the painstaking work of photographing a bird in the wild is somehow less work. But Medow assures me that capturing these creatures in the wild isn’t for the hurried. “When I go out and shoot birds there’s a real Zen, a meditative state. Patience is something that I think is a wonderful asset to have, and I don’t usually use it in my normal life, so when I go out in the field I can almost zone out. I could sit there for hours waiting for birds to come and go,” she says. “They’re wild. They’re really wild. They can fly away. There’s something about that that’s just intriguing to me.”


See more of Cheryl Medow’s work on her website.

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There are 135 Comments. Add Yours.

  1. Robert mcneil
    August 12, 2015

    very inspiring you are a Artist of high class

    • Cheryl
      August 12, 2015

      Thanks for your comment. It’s cool to see that this article has legs!

  2. Nodnat
    August 4, 2015

    What Paintings!

  3. Cheryl Medow
    July 25, 2015

    Dear Viewers,
    I’m thrilled that my work has been so well received and that my images have touched you. It is a very humbling experience. Thanks again, Cheryl Medow (the artist)

  4. george
    July 23, 2015

    amazing!

  5. roberto chavez
    July 20, 2015

    10 gracias por existir, hermoso trabajo

  6. Jane M
    July 18, 2015

    Fabulous! Almost like being in a dream!

  7. mathieu
    July 16, 2015

    Vers nice

  8. Cynthia Britt
    July 16, 2015

    Stunning! I would be thrilled to have any of these on my walls.

  9. Cheryl Medow
    July 15, 2015

    Thank you for all your inspiring comments and interest in my images. If you would like further info, I can be reached at cheryl@cherylmedow.com

  10. peter
    July 15, 2015

    So Gorgeous, What an amazing eye you have…

  11. William
    July 14, 2015

    These are an excellent example of how photo software can be utilized to create a unique art form. Well done. Have you visited an Audobon site that has copies of the enormous bird folios? If not, I think you would find them inspiring for your work. William

  12. Paul W Smith
    July 13, 2015

    These remind me of going to a museum of natural history when I was a boy. I am as enthralled now as I was then.

  13. Joyce
    July 13, 2015

    I guess I am missing something. The birds are beautiful but the art form is nothing new, is it?

  14. Jored Sosa
    July 13, 2015

    Great fotographic-eye, opportune art of shot, high definition = beatiful..

  15. Norman Lipson
    July 13, 2015

    You are a wonderful photographer who combines art with great imagination.What camera and lens do you use

  16. George
    July 13, 2015

    I normally shun extensive photoshopping, but I love what you’ve done and your explanation just puts it all in perfect context. Keep doing what you’re doing – its really great!

    • Jored Sosa
      July 13, 2015

      …the outcome is beautiful, thanks

  17. suzanne
    July 13, 2015

    Breathtaking and so memorable!

  18. suzanne
    July 13, 2015

    Breathtaking and oh so memorable!

  19. Jesus Ochoa
    July 13, 2015

    Sea lo que sea o como sea,Cheryl eres una nueva clase de fotógrafo, que puedo decir que no se haya dicho, todo lo bueno para ti,pero creo que tu has sabido llegar a los sentidos de cada uno que ve tus exposiciones como cada quien quiere para si mismo eso es Arte en una nueva clase de contexto, esperando que expongas mas

  20. Wiinifred
    July 13, 2015

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing your love of birds, photography and Photoshop with us.

  21. Eric
    July 13, 2015

    And I thought moving pyramids was a problem! The images are stunning, and they are truly art, but they are not journalism. That’s okay, in the right context. But to say “I’m an artist first…” sounds like a justification, not an explanation. Many artists would contend photography is not art to begin with. Who’s to say? When it comes to National Geographic, I expect journalistic integrity. In this case, disclosure of the source of the images meets that need. Moving pyramids, and not disclosing it. That’s the problem.

  22. Rae Zimmerman
    July 13, 2015

    I love the images, and the technical and artistic skills that contribute to each. Even “pure” photographers manipulate stops, film speed, depth of field etc to get the image they prevision. I think the comparison to the Hudson School is very apt. I have done shoots at some of the same Florida sites as Cheryl Meadow. My photographs were proficient….but Cheryl Medows were captivating and captured what my heart wanted to express.

  23. charles kerbel
    July 13, 2015

    Can add nothing to what already said…beautiful

  24. Buddy
    July 13, 2015

    Absolutely wonderful and beautiful !!

  25. navi
    July 13, 2015

    great talent,..

  26. Maureen McGloin
    July 13, 2015

    I love your work, so creative, so beautiful. One can spend a long time with these images, enjoying them. White Ibis With Fish made me laugh.

  27. ki
    July 13, 2015

    Sooooo Amazing!

  28. Fornik Tsai
    July 13, 2015

    It’s so beautiful.

  29. Stephan Brauchli
    July 13, 2015

    Awesome work. I like the Images very much. As someone who photgraphs wldlife myself, I can say that it is definitely not easy to get the shots. Kudos.

  30. Toni J
    July 13, 2015

    My Dear Cheryl Medow, Thank you, you have no idea what your talent has brought into my world. I suffer from TN which causes the most severe facial nerve pain on the right side of my face.I do visualization therapy for the pain, I am in severe pain
    now. When I discovered your magnificent birds. They are so detailed and so alive. I have focused on every detail until I felt as I was there caressing their soft feathers. You have helped my pain tonight and for sharing your art with the world and bring it into my world I am truly grateful. I have added these photos and your site to my photos I use for my therapy. Peace and Prosperity to you Cheryl

  31. Debbie
    July 13, 2015

    Extraordinary work. Clean, crisp and unique images, blended with expert Photoshop skills and a lively imagination, results in each of these images’ beautiful elements.

  32. faizi
    July 13, 2015

    nice pics ans good presentation

  33. bharati
    July 12, 2015

    Beautiful!

  34. Patti
    July 12, 2015

    Incredible artistry! I love that you took nature’s miracles and enhanced their surroundings. We have many magnificent Blue Herons watching over us here on Vancouver Island, magical! They are so much more than photographs.

  35. John Brown
    July 12, 2015

    wonderful , great use of photo shop, this is real art, please do more

  36. Bill Cooke
    July 12, 2015

    amazing doesn’t come close. These are truly magnificent images.

  37. Regula
    July 12, 2015

    This is the closest photography can come to photorealistic painting as in the Audubon collections, which appear to some extent to have inspired these pictures. Admirable photoshop techniques and, knowing that each part of the image was still photographed somewhere in the wild, immensely beautiful pictures, reminiscent of a world intact and wild long gone. It is like a look into the past of earth history to warn what mankind will be losing – or already lost – in the future if care to preserve the planet is not taken.

    A great pleasure to look at these pictures which emphasize so intensely the bird-ness of each of these birds and the beauty of these birds and the backgrounds.

    Thank you for the delight.

  38. roxane
    July 12, 2015

    Strange feel of artificiality. Somewhat stiff images. Enjoyable but artificial. Reminds me of XIXth century drawings.

  39. paul walsh
    July 12, 2015

    Cheryl take a bow this is real photo art my dear. Top stuff keep feeling it , if this is the results. Be well safe &prosper

  40. Kevin Brown
    July 12, 2015

    “Art is the lie that tells the truth.”
    Attributed to Pablo Picasso

  41. Luc Mena
    July 12, 2015

    very interesting and beautiful images,this is art through photography ,and i really enjoyed it,thanks for sharing:)

  42. Quinn
    July 12, 2015

    I appreciate Natural, untouched nature photos. This are akin to coloring veins on models!

  43. Jonathon Livingston- Fairley
    July 12, 2015

    Absolutely brilliant!!!

  44. MCA
    July 12, 2015

    These images are a joy to look at. Now, knowing a little of the elements that come together to make the final image, there is another layer of discovery that enhances the experience even more. Thank you for the insights and the art.

  45. Steve Ossias
    July 12, 2015

    The contrasts that you create in your picturesque compositions brings more attention to the birds than ‘simply’ shooting them in their native habitats. The detail, the colors, the mood all jump out and draw me in at the same time. It’s a great juxtaposition of subject and mood. Kudos!

  46. hesam azmi
    July 12, 2015

    unrivaled and beautiful .

  47. Francisco
    July 12, 2015

    Congratulations on your creative use of technology. This is true 21st century art!

  48. ©Gibroks
    July 12, 2015

    Are beautiful effect, but being a purist of photography, the photos do not consider, but graphic art

  49. alec
    July 12, 2015

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and i have just beheld beauty. let no one say that this is not great art. you deserve the accolades of all who cherish beauty, and all whose world is made brighter by gazing upon these images. thank you for this opportunity to enjoy….

  50. Linda Leeds
    July 12, 2015

    These are amazing, very creative and well done — but as a Florida outdoors girl, I’d like people to see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. She could use the same process to sharpen up those backgrounds.

  51. Christopher
    July 12, 2015

    The Great Egrets on a Starry Night reminds me of Japanese art; all it needs is a haiku. Some of the others remind me of mediaeval or renaissance tapestry. The difference between these photos and the heavily manipulated photos which are often criticised is that Medow’s work is clearly an artistic presentation where the artist has taken material from different sources and created something new. When people put an eagle flying over a lake in a very obvious and cliched way, it does not (in my view) become quality art as such. It seems to me to be hackneyed and low grade.

  52. Alex
    July 12, 2015

    Absolutely beautiful images

  53. Stu Erris
    July 12, 2015

    Stunning, creative, masterpieces of Great Photographers. Thank you for your Artistry.

  54. DPhillips
    July 12, 2015

    Awesome idea! Beautiful birds!

  55. Debbi Trudeau
    July 12, 2015

    All I can say is AWESOME

  56. Richard Myer
    July 12, 2015

    I’m one of those photographic ‘purists’, but as long as it’s clear that the shots do not represent reality, but rather an artful transformation of it, what’s the big deal? I know it’s not always easy to determine, but these photos have clearly been altered. C’mon folks, lighten up and appreciate what this artist has done!

  57. DONELLA JENKINS
    July 12, 2015

    True Art!

  58. Janet R.
    July 12, 2015

    All I can say is WOW! Fantastic, each is a beautiful work of art. As a photographer, I would love to know what gear is used to make the photographs.

  59. Greg White Sr.
    July 12, 2015

    Just awesome photographer, Excellent shots, Keep going.

  60. Bob
    July 12, 2015

    Beautiful pictures

  61. PINAY
    July 12, 2015

    a visual feast in stark contrast to the spiritual and cultural famine in our world

  62. A Pettit
    July 12, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your talent, insight, creativity, and courage with us. How exciting for us and for you!

  63. Luis Carlos
    July 12, 2015

    Beautiful images, but it is always interesting to know the technique behind.

  64. Colin Smale
    July 12, 2015

    Yes!! At last someone broke through that old glass ceiling to reveal emotion, art, beauty all rolled into one magnificent image. This is what I want to see and for those purists out there, I do not care how it was done! I did try this myself and was not brave enough to swim against the tide of hackneyed opinion, now I will revisit it because this is a wonderful breath of fresh air.

  65. Angela Underwood
    July 12, 2015

    Absolutely stunning pictures.

  66. Marsha T.
    July 12, 2015

    Artists have altered nature for millennia. Pity.

  67. Roy Walter
    July 12, 2015

    Yes the work is beautiful but what happened to “keeping it real” as the editors in Yourshot kept stressing. This is just one of the reasons I left Yourshot because it was alright for some to not keep it real but not others.

  68. Viviana
    July 12, 2015

    Awesome and beatiful images!

  69. Roger Shaff
    July 12, 2015

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s when I lived in Egypt, I used my camera to create art. Your art brings such tranquility and peace to me. Thank you.

  70. Beverly Hall
    July 12, 2015

    Just perfect. Do you have prints available for purchase?

  71. Marvin Barnett
    July 12, 2015

    Super superrealism. These images are magnificent manipulations of the duller real reality. Lovely works of digital art.

  72. SBartron-Miscione.com
    July 12, 2015

    Your work transcends the camera – the tool that has flattened most contemporary realism.

  73. Bill Rosenberg
    July 12, 2015

    Sudden impact! Wonderful capture(s), impeccable post. WOW!

  74. Beverly Houwing
    July 12, 2015

    Cheryl’s work is always beautiful, creative and amazing!

  75. Thomas Kemp
    July 12, 2015

    Creative genius!

  76. Louan Wigton
    July 12, 2015

    Beautiful – while I am not a good photographer I can appreciate beauty of these images.

  77. S.Rajah Iyer
    July 12, 2015

    Stunning Photography!Superb!

  78. swahl
    July 12, 2015

    These are so very beautiful. My parents lived in Venice, FL and I spent a great deal of time there. They lived on a lake that was a bird sanctuary. I think it was there that I first really started seeing birds. These are so very beautiful. I’d love to have one of these pieces of artwork in my home.

  79. Eli Vega
    July 12, 2015

    I talk about this current digital medium. It’s not photography, but what I call digital mixed media, just like artists have a category of mixed media. We need a new term for this because it’s no longer just “photography,” and requires non-photography skills. She is extremely good with her digital mixed media! I talk about this in my new book, RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY. http://www.elivega.net

  80. Dawn
    July 12, 2015

    so beautiful

  81. Charles O. Slavens
    July 12, 2015

    I’m very glad to see Nat Geo giving Cheryl Medow
    this show case. I heartily endorse any work that
    moves photography out of the realm of simply
    reproducing distinct, beautiful slices of reality.
    There are a whole group of us out here who
    think the original image is just a starting point. In
    My Humble Opinion…. it will be people who
    endorse this vision who will raise photography
    to a new level.

  82. Marsha
    July 12, 2015

    Just stunning! Words can’t do your images justice. Thank you

  83. Judy Parsons
    July 12, 2015

    I have never been so entranced by an image on my laptop screen. Would love to see the originals. Truly inspiring.

  84. Malathi venki
    July 12, 2015

    Awesome photographs.glad you wanted to share with us UK

  85. Gary E
    July 12, 2015

    Beautiful, yes. Truly the state-of-the-art in photography and photoshop. But the birds appear as lifeless and out of place as the stuffed mannequins that have resided in the natural history dioramas for the past century.

    These are works of art. They succeed at eliciting the emotional response the artist seeks. But in this ever-so fragile world in which we live, I wonder if images like these will dull the public’s perception of the precious “real” environments that we are losing.

  86. chuck kovach
    July 12, 2015

    Such amazing, creatively, beautiful work! Your artistic vision inspires me, as a fellow artist.

  87. Gerardo
    July 12, 2015

    True art and nature based that makes it very inspiring.

  88. Greg Atherton
    July 12, 2015

    Your images are stunning. Your approach is inspiring, thank you

  89. Jerry Cagle
    July 12, 2015

    NatGeo is softening its stance on altering images…? I distinctly remember hearing someone at the mag saying (on a podcast, I believe) that they would never hire someone who had ever, in their entire career, altered an image in this way. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not criticizing the photographer or the magazine, just observing.

  90. Brendie V
    July 12, 2015

    Absolutely amazing! Not only is the photography spectacular, but having worked with Photoshop, I am even more amazed! I hope you continue this amazing imagery as I could not get enough!

  91. P Cazenave
    July 12, 2015

    J’aime la forme d’esthétique que vous recherchez et que vous avez atteint.

  92. Sue Wilson
    July 12, 2015

    I looked with tears in my eyes at each photograph, each one a work of art. I just returned home and saw this email. While I was out, I pulled off the road to watch a family of Sandhill Cranes (Mom, Dad and juvenile). I intentionally drove by that area hoping to see them, the parents have lived around there for years. I can’t think of anything to watch that is so calming. Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

  93. Mary Stallings
    July 12, 2015

    Awesome and spectacular!

  94. Susan McTigue
    July 12, 2015

    As a birder and photographer, I’m blown away buy your artistry. Thanks for walking this earth with such creative vision.

  95. D.V.N.Sarma
    July 12, 2015

    Simply beautiful.

  96. Frank Mandy
    July 12, 2015

    So beautiful and awe inspiring. Modern art that is actually art! Congratulations on the wonderful blending of the artist’s eye and talent with modern technology!

  97. Earl Evans
    July 12, 2015

    I haven’t used my camera for years, but these pictures are amazing!!!

  98. Alan Gael
    July 12, 2015

    Your incredibly beautiful photos are truly works of the finest art. I bow to you and your wonderfully creative technique and your unique artistic vision! Thanks for sharing these amazing images!

  99. Balaji Venugopal
    July 12, 2015

    Brilliant! An absolute delight to view.

  100. Peter Vibe
    July 12, 2015

    These images are absolutely incredible.

  101. Guy Huntley
    July 12, 2015

    This is an incredibly intriguing technique! Cheryl had a stroke of genius to create truly outstanding images. I’ll work in on some of my images.

  102. Terri
    July 12, 2015

    love your work….

  103. Susan Clayton
    July 12, 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed viewing your photos. They remind me so much of JJ Audubon etchings.

  104. ibrahem omar
    July 12, 2015

    amassing pictures.

  105. mahima gupta
    July 12, 2015

    that gray crowned bird photo is just a wow…

  106. Lou Castro
    July 8, 2015

    Outstanding!

  107. Cheryl Medow
    July 8, 2015

    As the artist, I really appreciate your comments and would love to add you to my mailing list. It is a labor of love to create these images and bring ordinary birds to a new audience.

  108. Mahrie
    July 7, 2015

    The blending of various landscapes serves to enhance the bejeweled essence of these birds — to my mind’s eye it’s a kind of avian rhapsody. Stunning!

  109. M. Keys
    July 5, 2015

    I have heard some people say that digital photography and computers make art “less artistic.” Cheryl Medow’s work refutes this by affirming that the artist can be creative in whatever medium she chooses. Remember, the synthesizer didn’t ruin music; it expanded it. Cheryl has done that with imagery. Brava!

  110. Schelz young
    July 5, 2015

    Unreal! At first glance you think they are painted, but then the surprise of seeing they are real. Foreground and background! The emotions evoked are peaceful, contemplative, wonder. Great job, will see more on FB…

  111. Isabel Helena de Brito Manique
    July 5, 2015

    Beautiful !

  112. wang xuri
    July 5, 2015

    Creative and one of a kind work!

  113. Tarsha
    July 5, 2015

    So satisfying.

  114. Amelia Saltsman
    July 3, 2015

    Highly evolved–the birds, the art, the technology, and the artist!

  115. Robbie Pepper
    July 1, 2015

    So original and alive!

  116. Donna
    July 1, 2015

    Stunning!!

  117. Mark Mandell
    July 1, 2015

    I had the privilege of seeing Cheryl Medow’s work in person. It stopped me dead in my tracks. It is magical.

  118. Nancy Holder
    July 1, 2015

    These images took me to a new place where I feel still and different. And reverent. Thank you.

  119. K.C.
    July 1, 2015

    She uses mind and emotion beyond the limitations of her camera. Very enjoyable.

  120. ger
    July 1, 2015

    Cool, what I find interesting is 1 pic of two places 🙂 at first it’s a weird feeling then it becomes a fun feeling, endless combinations, thanks for sharing great pics

  121. Allison MacDonald
    July 1, 2015

    Absolutely awesome!. Thanks for sharing x a

  122. robert
    July 1, 2015

    beautifully shot and wonderfully combined

  123. Carol Kleinman
    July 1, 2015

    Amazing work. Using the camera as her artistic tool and then combining images, Medow takes photography to another level. Absolutely beautiful!

  124. Carol Kleinman
    July 1, 2015

    Great article about amazingly beautiful, creative work. Medow inspires other artists to think outside the box with her photographs.

  125. Sue Roberts
    July 1, 2015

    Brilliant, cant imagine how you do this!

  126. Nicci Radhe
    July 1, 2015

    Amazing concept, gorgeous works of art, thank you for the extra dose of inspiration today!

  127. Zach Medow
    July 1, 2015

    Great article. It’s really fascinating the way she approaches her work as a painter with the idea in mind that elements from the world can be brought into one Picture that are from different places in different times.

  128. Clyde Heppner
    June 30, 2015

    This is so creative. It is outstanding work!

  129. James McChesney Ranson
    June 30, 2015

    As a nature lover and a recent visitor to Ding Darling on Sanibel Island, these images truly are ethereal

  130. Kavita
    June 30, 2015

    it just took me to another place…and with some ambient music in the background ..
    Beautiful!

  131. Marshall
    June 30, 2015

    Absolutely wonderful. The attention to detail, her ultra keen eye and expertise, make these images incredibly unique!

  132. Joan Churton
    June 30, 2015

    These photogrpahs are real works of art. I enjoy them very much.

  133. bwana
    June 30, 2015

    Lovely, almost surreal, images!

    “Patience is something that I think is a wonderful asset to have,…” How very true when shooting wildlife.

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