The good stuff of late:
In struggling to get my photos labeled, I came across a fantastic website that has photos of birds from all over the world! Thanks to that place, I only have two species I haven't figured out (yet). I was also delighted by their huge array of hummingbird photos, and finding pictures of birds that reminded me of the top (Glittering-bellied Emerald) and bottom (Violet Sabrewing) of t'DoL's wings. *drools* And a lovely bird in Geren-colors too! (Malabar Whistling-thrush)
Last evening, I finished painting my PYO for the Windstone PYO exchange and cut it way too close to the deadline! Feels very good to have it finished.
LJ's been pretty darn dead of late, so the ever-active Windstone Forum's been cheering me up wonderfully. AND, thanks to getting that swap piece done at last, I finally felt unswamped enough to start hacking into 'Nothing Gold' edits. Yippee!
And tomorrow is Thursday already!
What beautiful birds. I just love the colors. It is hard to believe that there
are birds in such brilliant colors. Thanks for posting them.
Glad to hear you are making such good progress.
This week has gone fast. Remember about turning the clock ahead this Saturday.
I know, it makes me want to take a trip to South America! ;) A lot of the hummingbird pictures were taken around feeders--rather hard to find them in the rainforest!
I noticed Daylight Savings is this weekend already. It will be nice to have more light in the evenings, but not to be walking in the dark in the mornings again.
I did. =) Thank you! And my recipient happens to be the lady that organized the whole deal, so I was happy to hear she loves it (we all had to send her photos of our PYOs to prove we finished by the deadline).
They're so bright! At the right angle, anyway--avarii don't have near as bright/solid an iridescence, otherwise they'd look near-black in a lot of other angles.
Thanks, Pantha! (And yep, I know all about that and filled out the 'quiz' when I got the Herald e-mail--but thanks for telling me!)
Well, avarii wings aren't quite as solidly iridescent as hummingbirds--they're more like some game birds with the iridescence overlaid across the ground color pigment. Otherwise their wings would turn really black/drab at the wrong angle, as often happens with hummingbirds. Not to say that it isn't quite bright and striking in the full sunlight with the perfect angle! But those colors matched up so well... *drools*
(And thanks for giving me a chance to burble about avarii this morning! ;)