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Old Friday 28th May 2010, 18:41   #26
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Unadulterated magic - simply uplifting to see. (Looks like Megan's on the right path now mate! - well done with her.)
HI Tim , thanks mate . Megan is doing great but the plan to release her has run aground so to speak. she started showing signs of imprinting and there fore becomes unreleasable. She may not breed with wild Peregrines and may get herself into trouble so its no longer an option. I will continue to fly her and she will lead a very nice life . I know its not the same as her being in the wild but the more of these birds i get to rehabilitate the more you see that its so hard to get them back once they have lost their opportunity. They get left behind developmentally and many end up dead. She is just one of the 75% that don't make it to breeding age. If you can release them as quickly as possible they stand a fair chance but if they are in captivity for an extended period they start to develop problems because of circumstances.

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Got to go now , will check in later, Thanks to everyone for your comments.
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Old Friday 28th May 2010, 20:58   #28
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Andrew your sketches brilliant as always , something to aspire to.
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Andy,
Many thanks for these tips. I hope to while away many hours trying to fly like the birds this summer. No I won't be hang-gliding or sky diving, though.

Keep up the fabulous work.

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Andy some how missed the last two groups....heartmelting, if I was a Victorian lady I'd be swooning.....and thanks for some of the tips, you falconers have a true advantage of really seeing the birds up close. Yesterday I got a glimpse of a white tailed kite up close, as I was asked to put on a restraining band so she could be force fed( a young one brought to the Bird Rescue where I volunteer.)

There is simply nothing like being that close to a bird of prey, and making eye contact with that power.... your drawings have some of that feeling, no art will ever really capture it...still we must keep trying..
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Many thanks for these tips. I hope to while away many hours trying to fly like the birds this summer. No I won't be hang-gliding or sky diving, though.

Keep up the fabulous work.

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Russ, no problem with the advice, everyone is different though and others may not do as I do . I hope it's just helped in some way. My heart. Is always flying with them.
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Andy some how missed the last two groups....heartmelting, if I was a Victorian lady I'd be swooning.....and thanks for some of the tips, you falconers have a true advantage of really seeing the birds up close. Yesterday I got a glimpse of a white tailed kite up close, as I was asked to put on a restraining band so she could be force fed( a young one brought to the Bird Rescue where I volunteer.)

There is simply nothing like being that close to a bird of prey, and making eye contact with that power.... your drawings have some of that feeling, no art will ever really capture it...still we must keep trying..
Colleen, there is nothing that comes close for me being with or around these magnificent creatures. Even the ones. That I have trained that are really tame have detatched almost sacred knowingness if that's a word even!? They have a quality of character nothing else has. Capturing, understanding and experiencing this has touched my life in so many ways. When painting them I get to see something of that and flying them I almost feel I'm with them up there. I love it , can't get enough of it . If any small part of that comes across in my art then I'm succeeding. Thankyou for your comments
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Colleen, there is nothing that comes close for me being with or around these magnificent creatures. Even the ones. That I have trained that are really tame have detatched almost sacred knowingness if that's a word even!? They have a quality of character nothing else has. Capturing, understanding and experiencing this has touched my life in so many ways. When painting them I get to see something of that and flying them I almost feel I'm with them up there. I love it , can't get enough of it . If any small part of that comes across in my art then I'm succeeding. Thankyou for your comments
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Good luck with Megan, Andrew.

And keep producing this breathtaking work!

Astounding, really!
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Old Monday 31st May 2010, 15:30   #35
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Here is a piece i did for coleens thread but thought I'd put up here as its such a different approach but I enjoyed the freedom of it.
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Old Monday 31st May 2010, 17:21   #36
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Here is a piece i did for coleens thread but thought I'd put up here as its such a different approach but I enjoyed the freedom of it.
Now - you really do know how to p!ss me off, don't you! Look at that! - light, form, life and mood and just because you had a few b100dy minutes spare!! Superb.
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Old Monday 31st May 2010, 18:17   #37
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Not trying to pEE you off Tim, Honest!! I just thought Coleen's thread warranted some support. I love the Idea and I need to loosen up a bit
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another thread to come back to this evening and look at properly!
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Aye, there's nowt like showcasing talent like this. I have to agree: quite superb!

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yes superb - the only thing wrong with the hobbies is that they need to be waved around a bit - I was watching a pair hunting on Sunday and no way did I manage to see these shapes - but I know that they are exactly as you've drawn them. Action and accuracy at an astonishingly high level.
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yes superb - the only thing wrong with the hobbies is that they need to be waved around a bit - I was watching a pair hunting on Sunday and no way did I manage to see these shapes - but I know that they are exactly as you've drawn them. Action and accuracy at an astonishingly high level.
Andrew has caught these stunning birds so well that i keep coming back to 'those drawings'...and i'm still gob-smacked...!!
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Avocets are superb!
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Old Thursday 3rd June 2010, 22:23   #43
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O.K. Not strictly sketches but I thought I should post something so, here is a plate for
a book on the Peregrine I am working on . This plate is to show the variation of red in the
napes of some peregrines around the world. hope you like. I've just released it recently as a print as well.
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Just the one (printable) comment . . . Gorgeous!
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I had to go and roll on the floor after seeing this!

Andrew,

You are truly a World-Class Artist!

Stunning. Genius!
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Tim, Nick , Phil, thanks again for your comments. This book does seem to be taking for ever to put together but We are getting there.

Phil, I'm glad you finished off "world class" with Artist!!!! Hope you had a nice roll.
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Heres another recently finished plate for falco Peregrinus Peregrinator
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Should be some book Andrew. I love the strong since of gaze in each of these last drawings. You since that those big eyes are hard at work.
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As with Donald 'Hen Harrier' Watson, in years to come your name will be synonimous with 'peregrine' and I'm certain this new publication will cement that bond - absolutely terrific work.
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