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  1. You all take fantastic photos! I decided to use some from @The Bird Nuts so I could show the difference between male and female/immature Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. If anyone has photos of other hummingbird species, I'd love to use them. @kansabirdguy, those are great, but I think I need a bit more detail for this. Thanks!
  2. Hi folks. Here's a photo of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird from @The Bird Nuts (posted with permission). It was taken in Vermont in August. Is there any way to tell whether this is a female or a juvenile male? I'm tracing it for a coloring book, and want to accurately represent it. Thanks!
  3. Yeah, that's how I feel too. For the new hummingbird book, I'm looking for photos of any species other than the following, which I've already done: Anna's Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird Marvelous Spatuletail Rufous-crested Coquette Violet-tailed Sylph Andean Emerald Sword-billed Hummingbird Wire-crested Thorntail Black-chinned Hummingbird Rivoli's Hummingbird White-booted Racket-tail Ecuadorian Hillstar
  4. I've only released the Southwest one for now. The second one will probably be released in about a month. As for sales, I've sold about 200 copies. Plus, I made a deal with a bird researcher: I sell her books at wholesale price and she gives them away at outreach events. That was another 150 copies. Altogether, I don't make much money from this, but I enjoy making the books.
  5. I'm making a new coloring book! This one will be very small (4 by 6") and focused on hummingbirds! I've done 12 illustrations so far, and I'm looking for more reference photos. Do any of you have hummingbird photos I could use? Here's two:
  6. I recently commissioned @The Bird Nuts to re-do the cover for my coloring book. I think it turned out fantastic!
  7. That's fantastic! I'd never heard of the Zorn palette before. Do you use specific palettes very much?
  8. I love the little emphasis lines. It makes the ducks really pop!
  9. I love this! Here are some more birds in the snow from last week: A House Finch, Pine Siskins, and a Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon-type).
  10. Thanks, both of you! Is there any way to tell whether it’s a female or juvenile? Annoyingly, I already said it was a House Finch in my calendar. I’ll have to send out an email once February rolls around.
  11. Hi folks. Here's a bird I took a picture of on February 26, 2023 in northern Arizona. I assumed it was a House Finch, but now I'm wonder if it's a Cassin's Finch or something else instead. Thanks for any insight!
  12. It's snowing here! Here's a House Finch from outside.
  13. Thanks. I wanted to use a somewhat limited color palette, and all of the colors are sampled from photos of colorful birds. For example, the red on the macaw comes from the epaulet of a red-winged blackbird. Perhaps this is confusing, but since it’s a book about bird colors, I wanted to play around with bird colors. Anyway, like I said, I’m a little colorblind, so I don’t want to fiddle with the colors too much. I’ll use this as a working version and consider revising it further before publication. Thanks again!
  14. Is this better? I changed the color of the Lesser Goldfinch and Common Yellowthroat, as well as the orange part of the Toucan's bill. (And I colored the owl a bit more.)
  15. It's January 1st, so look what's on my wall! It looks great, @The Bird Nuts.
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