Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Lyre bird feather. Part 2.

Just to give you a perspective!


  1. Good idea about adding perspective! Big isn't it; a tail feather for sure. Not sure if I'd like it swishing across my face if feels like a 45cm spider web!

  2. its very long and one side is black and the other white!

    Feels incredible really!

  3. This is simply incredible.
    The bird must look like straight out of paradise.

    I found an illustration at the Glasgow University Library, John Gould, The Birds of Australia:
    "A landmark of Victorian ornithology, John Gould's The Birds of Australia originally appeared in 36 parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time. The birds are illustrated by beautiful hand coloured lithographed plates."

  4. How clever, I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off it while writing.

  5. Ah yes, you can see the filoplume very clearly. Obviously evolved for display function.

  6. It looks like you could add a nib and use it as a pen. It does look marvellous.