Species depicted: Several, see below Time taken: X References use: X Tools of the trade: Nikon D90
Please note that this photo is NOT stock! If you want to use it as a reference, please ask me first (:
If you don't like this, don't watch! Hateful comments and insults will be ignored and hidden. Furthermore, I did not kill ANY of these animals! I truly love them and would never kill a bird just to collect its parts or feathers. That, in my opinion, indeed is just sad. Preserving something that is dead already, on the other hand, isn't.
My current wing collection Some are bought/traded from and with people from dA, others are found and preserved by yours truly. The species and individual animals depicted here are:
1. Adult Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) 1a = Left wing 1b = right wing I found this poor little wood pigeon next to a small road, dead. Not because he had been killed by a car, but because he was incredibly ill. It's a nasty disease that - at the moment - mostly wood pigeons seem to be getting, though not too long ago European greenfinches almost fell out of the sky because of this disease. It's called Trichomonas and extremely contageous. Makes the animal go incredibly skinny and eventually suffocate: [link]
2. Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) 2a = incomplete left wing 2b+c = almost complete right wings These are bought from *blackdragonwish
3. Chickadee (Poecile sp.) 3 = right wing Traded with a kind person on the other side of the Atlantic C:
4. American robin (Turdus migratorius) 4a = Adult left wing 4b = Juvenile left wing Traded with a kind person on the other side of the Atlantic C:
5. Identified as PROBABLY American Robin 5 = Right wing Traded with a kind person on the other side of the Atlantic C:
6. Juvenile Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) 6 = right wing A young wood pigeon found in the forest; another victim of the Trichomonas virus, although that is not what killed it. A cat (probably) came to put it out of its misery before the poor thing suffocated. Some bigger feathers had been chewed off of the left wing, that's why only the right is preserved.
7. Feral pigeon (Columba livia) 7 = right wing This wing came from a roadkill Feral pigeon, found on the way to my gradma. Even though the body was one big fleshy pancake, the wings were both still intact, even after a day of traffic. Sadly, I only had time to grab the right wing. This is the first wing I obtained
8. Adult Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) 8a = right wing 8b = left wing These two came from a wonderful Wood pigeon that I got for free from the way too kind ~Featherologist They were originally folded completely, but some salt baths, lotsa patience and about a week later they have been spread like this
9. Adult Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 9a = left wing 9b = right wing Ahhh, my most beautiful wings as till now. These two beauties came from a Black-headed gull found near school. He had a broken neck, so was probably hit by a car and died some metres away from the road (I hope it was quick ). I've preserved them myself and they came out very good, if I may say so myself.
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Could I please use this as reference? I'm planning this little comic, where a phoenix will be flying in all sorts of positions, these could be a great help! It's so beautiful lined up, great to learn about wings!
It must have been really hard to get those together trough! I can hardly think gather those and putting them in the right position .. how long did you work on those?
Yes you may, thank you very much for asking I'd love to see the comic(s) once it's done!
I have to say, this picture has been pretty outdated now; I've got loads and loads more wings also of more interesting species like Buzzard, Crows, Swans, Owls and also whole skins of Bee-eaters etc. It's really a matter of luck finding the birds themselves, though my mom and I used to go to the highway very early in the morning (only during summer of course) to pick up dead birds from along there. But now that the days are shorter, it's mainly in finding them in other place. Though strangely enough I've hardly been finding any these days The drying of the wings takes only a few days to a couple of weeks
the wings and incredible...and it is sad that many birds die that painfull and horrible death...thought this image is wonderfull,and i can say that it is sad how some of them died with such horrible disease.
to put away such sad thought i may ask if i can use the image as a wing referance,since im prepairing to leave some vidioegames draw away for anthro and animal drawing,so...can i use it?.
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