Dreaming about Dogs and an Author

I was walking through a part of Andernach that really existed. Then I came a bit of ruin that doesn't exist in real life. Looked like remnants of a small tower, whose ground floor was smaller than the one above. There were some Latin inscriptions near the door.

Blog tags: Animals

Owltober 2010

sayunclecomics on deviantart has put out a challenge of drawing an owl a day all through October for a few years now.

This year I finally tried it, and it worked out, too. Well, not quite. It's 31, though more in bursts, not one per day. Anyway, nice thing. :)

Those that aren't gone yet are available for sale or trade.

tagged Animals Cephalopods


Have some videos and artwork I found featuring octopi. (Yes, I know that's not the proper plural.)

Blog tags: Found things Animals

Zoo Photos

Six months' worth. I keep putting off sending them to the zoo to ask if I may upload them.

Coati 2010-02-18_003 Emu Portrait Maned Wolf 2010-02-18_092_redpanda Tawny Owls Race against yourself Shared Breakfast 2010-06-12_040_amazons Paging Mommy Coati Watching you watching me 2010-06-12_245_barbarylamb Pelican Portrait 2010-06-12_271_pelican Stack of Degus

tagged Animals Birds

2009, and Fuzzy things

Another year's over. I don't feel like writing up a detailed look back on my year. I feel like I'm growing, but slowly. I think during the last month I did a lot to get out of my chronic habit of putting things off, at least as far as housework is concerned, but I need to get that to grow and include all aspects of my life. One other thing I need to work on is deciding what to pursue and what to let drop.

Right now I feel more focused ont he future than the past, and I think that'd be a good thing to keep up.

Have some links instead:
Celebrate what's right with the world, a video that might make you feel all warm and fuzzy. I loved the last story.

Some images found on deviantart:

Incidentally, this is the 100th post published on this blog. Nice timing, entirely unplanned.

Blog tags: Found things Animals
tagged Animals

The thing with wings

Dragon wings tend to be more or less bat-based, but photos of bats in flight tend to be rarer than ones of birds in flight, making studies a bit more difficult.

For birds I recommend the deviantart account of Cheryl Moore, where you can find a great number of photos of birds in flight - most of them white birds, meaning there is no pattern on the feathers distracting from the shape.

As for bats, during the last week some photos of bats drinking from a pond in flight went through the bits of blogosphere I watch. Looking up Kim Taylor brought up Warren Photographic, which has more (albeit smaller) photos of bats in flight.

On Deviantart I found one compact tutorial on bat wings by cactusart.

The wing tutorial by Kandice Zimbleman-Wang may be a bit weird on the formatting and spelling side, but content-wise I find it very helpful.

For the sake of completeness and comparison, you could look at pterosaurs wings, too. (What intersts me more after a bit of poking around wikipedia are the various head shapes, though. Fascinating.)

tagged Animals Insects & Spiders

Insectoid post

In case you didn't know yet, I like insects, spiders and the like. So, bit of a themed post.

A short video I captured of an ant dragging a rather hefty lunch home:

Bits of my stuff:
Firefly Button Eyes Green plants are out Spider and Pencil

Moths Use Sonar-Jamming Defense to Fend Off Hunting Bats
Dancing caterpillars put off predators (cute photo, found via neatorama)
a bug sculptures photoset on flickr

Origami arthropods found on deviantart, different creators:

That artist of the last one has a lot of other great models in his gallery, only with the thumbnail links disabled.

tagged Animals Birds

Links - Bird photos

These are some photos I found on deviantArt and liked:

Blog tags: Found things Animals
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