This is an Okapi, as you can see they have enormous ears relative to the size of their heads. I have been trying to get a shot of them for a while, they have always been in a weird position compared to the light and how close I can get to them. This time I was able to get the shot i wanted. I realize that it is the back of head and not the face. The shape and detail of the ears is really amazing. from the front it just looks like another relative of the horse.
This is a texture blend but only the background. I am really liking what an added texture can do to the Bokeh (background Blur) of a photo. It can really make it look more hand painted or shaded.