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(Bored Panda)   Man hand-carves birds' feathers into intricate art. Does anyone have any extra Scarlet Macaw feathers laying around?   (boredpanda.com) divider line
    More: Cool, North America, birds' feathers, Aesthetics, colors of the feathers, English-language films, intricate art, eye surgery scissors, Europe  
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1404 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 May 2020 at 3:45 AM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-23 5:04:24 AM  
He carves up birds' feathers?

Well, he can kiss my ass!

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/I'm pretty sure that bird is getting ready to poop on the photographer too
 
2020-05-23 5:22:25 AM  
Wow, that is someone who has a LOT of free time on their hands.

Still really cool though.  Good find, subby.
 
2020-05-23 8:21:19 AM  
That looks.....................difficult.
 
2020-05-23 8:38:48 AM  
These are pretty incredible.
 
2020-05-23 9:15:14 AM  
I mean, people might have Scarlet Macaw feathers lying around, but I'm not sure if they can lay.
 
2020-05-23 10:58:46 AM  

marklar: I mean, people might have Scarlet Macaw feathers lying around, but I'm not sure if they can lay.


That's a lie.
 
7 days ago  
I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.
 
6 days ago  
Guy creates amazing, intricate works of art. I'm still sitting in my PJs at 1 in the afternoon.  (  ._.)
 
6 days ago  

HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.


Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.
 
6 days ago  

OptimisticCynicism: HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.

Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.


It ain't no hobby, he gets a pretty penny for those.
 
6 days ago  

HurryHeinz: OptimisticCynicism: HurryHeinz: I live next door to this guy. Pretty cool stuff to see in person. He floats the birds off the background with little pieces of fishing line. Must take a lot of patience.

Well your neighbors officially have cooler hobbies than mine.

It ain't no hobby, he gets a pretty penny for those.


I figured he actually used the scissors professionally and did this on the side. Funky medium for an artist but i could see people going for it.
 
6 days ago  
The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.
 
6 days ago  
Whoa. That is not what I expected. I pictured carving bird feathers onto intricate art, like a relief sculpture.

Nifty.
 
6 days ago  

Raoul Eaton: The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.


Yeah, I was thinking this also. My dad is a birder and used to have a feather collection from various species of dead birds he found. It was harmless, but also pretty illegal.
 
6 days ago  
Intricate is the proper word.
 
6 days ago  

Raoul Eaton: The guy thinks it's legal because he uses found feathers, but it's still a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act if they came from a bird on the protected list.  And it's a long list.


Many of those feathers are too cut up to identify, but several I recognized, or were mentioned in the caption, are clearly NOT on the list.  They're non-migratory, and/or exotic.  (I didn't look into whether CITES presents a problem for the latter, but presumably the zoo he gets them from knows what it's doing.)

If all else fails, getting a permit is not that hard.
 
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