Op Art Birds II

Male Baltimore Oriole

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole

Time for some more Op Art* bird photos. These are Victor Vasarely inspired designs. Like the previous images, these are straight photos of birds on an Op Art bird feeder… without any Photoshop trickery. Previous

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Op Art Birds

Baltimore Oriole

Gray Catbird

Male Baltimore Oriole on a Gray Catbird background, collecting food (assassin bugs) for nestlings 

Male Baltimore Oriole on a Gray Catbird background

Female Baltimore Oriole on a Gray Catbird background

Baltimore Oriole on a Gray Catbird background

Gray Catbird on one of my Baltimore Oriole backgrounds

Male Baltimore Oriole

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May Birding Trips

Cape May Warbler

Northern Parula

I never get much painting done in May. With so many spring migrants moving through Michigan, we spend all of our spare time looking for birds. We did a few quick trips to Ottawa NWR and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (aka Crane Creek) in northern Ohio as well as Waterloo State Recreation

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Male Dark Phase Dimorphic Jumping Spider p69

Male Dimorphic Jumper (Dark Phase)

Male Dimorphic Jumper (Dark Phase)

This Spring has been great in Michigan. Our family keeps a running yard list of new migrants as they arrive. We also keep our eyes peeled for other early migrants and animals coming out of hibernation, like snakes, frogs, toads and butterflies. The first sunny day we had in

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Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch p67

Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch

Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch

There is no doubt about it, pain is an excellent teacher. Hornets, wasps and bees make for some vivid memories. Like many, I can still remember my first bee sting. It was in the clover of our backyard. Other stings make for memorable moments, like was the time I was

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