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Jav I feeding chicks . my parents never realized how lucky they were; they did their hunting of food at a super market.

TROPICALIZER: Martin Johnson Heade // Orchids and Hummingbirds

Paintings from american painter Martin Johnson Heade // Orchids (orchidée, orquidea) and hummingbirds ( colibris, picaflor ) fr.

Martin Johnson Heade  Blue Crested Hummingbird  1864 (stilllifequickheart.tumblr.com)

Blue-Crested Hummingbirds, 1864 by Martin Johnson Heade. While not classified by art historians as a scientific illustrator, Heade's artwork shows many of the characteristics found in such art: male and female birds, nest structure and habitat.

An egret in an almost mythical Icarus posture...

Icarus - Snowy egret hunting for food. They'll shake their feet or run in different directions to stir up prey.

A Great Philippine Eagle.  "Eagles"

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) - also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle - is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines and can be found on four major islands: eastern Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao.

From my friend Maureen ...  I did not have to go far today to see a sudden burst of flight. frost birds rise, startled, in the dimming afternoon - See more at: http://waterearthwindfire.com/poetry/poem-frost-birds/#sthash.odgtJcwj.dpuf

From my friend Maureen . I did not have to go far today to see a sudden burst of flight. frost birds rise, startled, in the dimming afternoon - See more at: waterearthwindfir.

White Brazilian Orchid, ca.1875-90, by Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904). Oil on canvas

Martin Johnson Heade was a prolific painter known for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, portraits of tropical birds such as humming birds, as well as lotus blossoms and other still lifes. § Martin Johnson Heade ~ Still Life

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