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Old Monday 8th April 2013, 14:52   #1
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Bird reference from odd angles

Can anybody recommend a good visual reference book on common garden birds? Because I carve birds in 3D, I need to have views from above and below, and behind, - not usually found in books or in pictures on the internet. A good video, showing views from all angles would be helpful too. Although my carvings are simplified, I do like to do the research to try and get the 'essence' of the birds. www.nickhunterwoodcarver.wordpress.com

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Old Monday 8th April 2013, 15:37   #2
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'What's that bird?' by Peter Hayman and Michael Everett has some underside and 'flying away' views of some of the commoner confusion british birds ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-That-G...5431591&sr=1-1
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'What's that bird?' by Peter Hayman and Michael Everett has some underside and 'flying away' views of some of the commoner confusion british birds ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-That-G...5431591&sr=1-1
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Yes, Hayman often has the greatest number of unexpected angles. Look out too for the forth coming Crossley Guide to Birish Birds. If his American photomontage guides are anything to go by you'll have plenty of odd angles from which to view the birds,
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Yes, Hayman often has the greatest number of unexpected angles. Look out too for the forth coming Crossley Guide to Birish Birds. If his American photomontage guides are anything to go by you'll have plenty of odd angles from which to view the birds,
I was just going to say that over here the Crossley ID guide has a lot of photos, though at quite different scales as well, i.e. some are very small. I didn't know a British guide was in the works though it's no surprise.

On a lighter note, I only seem to see birds at odd angles!! That proved true today with the first wave of wood warblers: Pine, Palm Warblers and Louisiana Waterthrush as well as both Kinglets. Odd angles, in bad light, was just about all I saw.
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A good video, showing views from all angles would be helpful too.
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http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

the lynx internet collection is a mighty source of vid.
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http://ibc.lynxeds.com/

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Thanks Ed, I'm having a look.
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Try the Arkhive website good video's and pictures. http://www.arkive.org/tawny-owl/strix-aluco/

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