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When I wandered the grounds of Austin’s Elisabet Ney Museum in August in search of native plants that had returned to the prairie that’s being restored there, I also took a few pictures of things other than plants. One of those was this isolated feather. What type of bird it’s from I know not, but any viewer who does is welcome to identify it. What I do know is that this picture is one of twelve that are currently on display at the museum. (And if I can stick another feather in my cap, today is the four-month anniversary of the first post in this blog.)

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 4, 2011 at 5:53 AM

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  1. Happy anniversary, Steve! Beautiful pictures!!!

    Renee Voss

    October 4, 2011 at 6:42 AM

  2. Your work is breathtaking.

    joyceelaine

    October 4, 2011 at 6:45 AM

  3. Happy fourth. :)

    Dawn

    October 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    • Thank you, Dawn. One advantage to being four months past June is that even in torrid Texas the temperature has begun to cool off and I don’t come home so exhausted after several hours of taking pictures.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 4, 2011 at 8:04 AM

  4. You do wonderful work Steve. It’s nice to see your work popping up all over the place, Texas Highways, Wildflower Center magazine, etc. Congrats!!!
    I don’t know what it would take but you might talk to the folks at the Georgetown Library about an exhibit there, perhaps during the wildflower season next Spring.
    Regards,
    Agnes

    Agnes Plutino

    October 4, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    • Thanks for your suggestion, Agnes. You’re right that my work has been doing an unusual amount of popping up lately. Who knows where it’ll turn up next?

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 4, 2011 at 12:25 PM

  5. Since I live near Lake Ontario, I see a lot of gull feathers, they are more uniform in color (white and light gray), so you can probably eliminate them. Only 8,499 birds left. Hope this helps.

    oneowner

    October 4, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    • Sounds like what Thomas Edison said when someone asked him about all the hundreds of substances that he’d tried using for a light bulb filament, and all of which he’d eliminated when they didn’t work.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM

  6. Supremely beautiful and unmatched! Classic shot!

    firasz

    October 10, 2011 at 7:30 AM

  7. What was the size of the feather. Feather size can help to identify who it came from (not that I will likely know, even with the dimensions of the feather)

    Galen Leeds Photography

    October 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    • At this distance in time I’m not sure how long the feather was, but I’m tempted to say 6–8 inches.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM


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