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15 Colorful Birds to Inspire Your Next Project

 

Funny how inspiration can strike from unexpected places — lately I’ve been particularly inspired by colorful birds.  (If you have major bird anxiety, then skip this post.) I know absolutely NOTHING about birds generally, but I am immensely intrigued by their stunning and sometimes unexpected color combinations.

A few weeks ago my sister in law and I were real estalking in Carlton Landing when we came upon the most beautiful brightly colored bluebird that was trapped in one of the new construction houses. We happily set it free (it almost let me hold it!) and I caught a glimpse of several more as that weekend progressed.  And it reminded me of how my grandmother always had glass bluebirds sitting in her kitchen window. I had never seen such a bird in the wild like that before (#citygirl) but a little research led me to find that it’s the eastern bluebird and is native to our state.

Further exploration down the internet rabbit hole led me to the beautiful work of photographer Leila Jeffreys whose simple portraits of birds showcases their natural beauty and inherent personalities.

Leila Jeffreys photography of colorful birds - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com Leila Jeffreys photography of colorful birds - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com Leila Jeffreys photography of colorful birds - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com Leila Jeffreys photography of colorful birds - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com


More beautiful bird inspiration —

Love this framed photograph of flamingo feathers (say that 4 times fast) over at Minted.

Pale pink flamingo feathers framed in matte brass frame at Minted - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

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