Photographed this rooster in a remote village near the Ulu Slim Hot Springs last year. I was watching it with trepidation as it was play fighting violently with another young rooster. Cock fighting is a young rooster’s obsession, it seemed.
In one of its non-fighting moments, it stood out with colours of grandeur and was so beautiful. I was glad I waited and captured it. I didn’t know at that point in time, I can use it for a special customised greeting card for the Year Of The Rooster. A special e-card I can send to friends, like those I made for Christmas and New Year.(see related links). I applied several art filters to the image to make it look like a painting or art.
Moral of the story: Click, capture and save an unusual subject even if you have no need for it at that moment. You never know when you might find a need for that special image.
May the rooster bring you prosperity, good health and luck.
Chinese New Year is on Saturday 28th of January, 2017.
Sony A7R, ISO 1000, f4, 1/4000 sec.
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