consider avian plumage

 

feathers on exhibit — both¬†functional AND decorative:

 

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photo by lynn

zipper lock system

preen produced oil

soft, downy underside

light, hollow quill

artistic color scheme

gender specific patterns

birder’s beautiful quest

song’s textured flight

 

 

time’s random chance

or designer’s signature?

 


Inspired by Victoria’s “feathered” poetics at dVerse…shared on¬†Open Link Night

elusive quarry

broad heft of wing span

silent predatory flight

shadow of the owl

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lake placed.com

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lakeplacid.com