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  • He carves up birds' feathers?

    Well, he can kiss my ass!

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    /I'm pretty sure that bird is getting ready to poop on the photographer too
  • Wow, that is someone who has a LOT of free time on their hands.

    Still really cool though.  Good find, subby.
  • That looks.....................difficult.
  • These are pretty incredible.
  • I mean, people might have Scarlet Macaw feathers lying around, but I'm not sure if they can lay.
  • marklar: I mean, people might have Scarlet Macaw feathers lying around, but I'm not sure if they can lay.


    That's a lie.
  • I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.
  • Guy creates amazing, intricate works of art. I'm still sitting in my PJs at 1 in the afternoon.  (  ._.)
  • HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.


    Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.
  • OptimisticCynicism: HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.

    Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.


    It ain't no hobby, he gets a pretty penny for those.
  • HurryHeinz: OptimisticCynicism: HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.

    Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.

    It ain't no hobby, he gets a pretty penny for those.


    I figured he actually used the scissors professionally and did this on the side. Funky medium for an artist but i could see people going for it.
  • The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.
  • Whoa. That is not what I expected. I pictured carving bird feathers onto intricate art, like a relief sculpture.

    Nifty.
  • Raoul Eaton: The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.


    Yeah, I was thinking this also. My dad is a birder and used to have a feather collection from various species of dead birds he found. It was harmless, but also pretty illegal.
  • Intricate is the proper word.
  • Raoul Eaton: The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.


    Many of those feathers are too cut up to identify, but several I recognized, or were mentioned in the caption, are clearly NOT on the list.  They're non-migratory, and/or exotic.  (I didn't look into whether CITES presents a problem for the latter, but presumably the zoo he gets them from knows what it's doing.)

    If all else fails, getting a permit is not that hard.
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