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I've done a few bison images in the winter, but now that it is spring here in the metro atlanta area, I felt like it was time for a more spring time themed image of the great American bison. At first I thought that the name may be a bit reduntant. I had always thought that all bison lived in North America, but it turns out that there is, in fact, two species of bison. The one I am most familiar with is the American Bison (Bison bison) also called the American Buffalo and includes two sub species: the plains bison and the wood bison. The other breed is the wisent (Bison bonasus) also known as the European wood bison and can be found in eastern europe.
Note: this image uses purchased products. The bison was posed using Poser 6 and was then imported into Vue 9 where the rest of the scene was constructed. Final rendering was done in vue and took about 45 hours on an Intel I5 2.8GHz with 8 GB of RAM. Post production was done in GIMP.
It really is hard to distinguish whether this is drawn or photoshot, which makes this so interesting.
looks emotional to me..
I can never get enough of your images
Looks real to me great render
Spring already for you? I'm not much of a warm weather fan so I guess I'm glad I live farther north.
We are having a bit of an early spring this year, but only by a few weeks.
Now that is an awesome landscape. Can almost feel that air.
Dude, nice job! At first I thought it was a photograph!!
Really stunning work, the lighting is incredible....!!
Beautiful work Daniel. I really like the depth and height in this piece. I feel like he is standing at the crest of a hill and the valley sweeps down into the plains. Gorgeous!
Great job, love the atmosphere and landscape...it looks so realistic!
The fluff on that Bison is really amazing..
Oh wow! This is just gorgeous!! Your Bison looks so realistic here. Especially how the light is shining on him. This could easily be a photo. You really did an outstanding job with the light and shadows, your awesome landscape and of course Mr. Bison. hehe Brilliant work! I think your getting this down to a science! hehe Whoo Hoo you nailed it! Love this!
Love the grass and fur
Very nice! There's brooding quality to this I find very appealing.