Tag Archives: crested tern

On the Rocks

The latest additions to my drawing series headed for Kidogo Arthouse in September 2017 are “On the Rocks 1” and “On the Rocks 2”.    These drawings will be the smallest in the exhibition at 195 x 200 mm each. In … Continue reading

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Just Looking

Scattered between reconnaissance missions and precision dives for fish are periods of standing still – while ever-ready to take off again in an instant.  The tern regards his environment as the light fades around him on a summer’s evening in … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

Matthew and I met some delightful winged New Zealanders during our recent South Island trip.  Some of them were natives while others were immigrants.  Here are a few of those encounters; some composed with time to spare, others nabbed on … Continue reading

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Transit Lounge

Just as we humans wait in designated areas of airports for connecting flights, so birds have their own transit lounges where they rest.  Time for a little preening, gathering of breath, formulating plans, or just looking about. At the port … Continue reading

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Rain Bird

Do you remember that a few weeks ago I showed you a drawing of a flying tern?  I called the drawing “Liberation“.  Back when I drew that bird, I also began another drawing of  him (or her), standing on a … Continue reading

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Liberation

On a rainy spring day at the port of Fremantle, a crested tern takes off.   I worked on this drawing during my September art exhibition, only returning to finish it yesterday. After my sense of gloom at world events this … Continue reading

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Seabirds of Fremantle

Last week I took the plunge and bought a new camera to replace my 2008 model Nikon D90.  The new camera is a Nikon D7200 with an 18-300 mm lens.  I spent Thursday and Friday reading the manual.  During the … Continue reading

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