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Fine art photographer Leila Jeffreys captures the beauty and diversity of some of our most colourful and elegant feathered friends. In Birdland, Australian fine-art photographer Leila Jeffreys presents us with a bird-watching experience like no other, drawing birds out from their leafy shadows and airy territories and presenting them to us with the skill and intricate detail of a portrait painter. The result is a stunning encounter with some of the world's most beautiful birds. On display are fine feathers of all types-eagles in burnished battle armor, cotton candy-pink cockatoos, owls in spangled evening wear, and the finches and parrots who couldn't settle for just one or two colours, so chose the whole palette instead. Captured in a moment of stillness, Jeffreys's feathered sitters reveal qualities and features that invite human projection. Meet the sociable gang-gang cockatoos Commander and Mrs. Skyring, always up for a soir e; the dignified and kingly black kite Fenrick; and the adorably gamine Pepper, a southern boobook owl with impossibly huge eyes and irresistibly cute skinny legs.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Hachette Australia,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780473333836
Characteristics: 188 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 32 cm.
Alternative Title: Bird land.


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LoganLib_Phoebe Aug 02, 2016

A gorgeous book with amazing photographs. Bird lovers will enjoy the stories behind each 'sitter' for the portraits!

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