Man feeds swans, starkly poetic picture goes viral. But what about the ducks?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 20 February 2013

Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek was in Krakow when he saw a guy feeding swans and ducks. The sheer beauty of the stark contrast between his dark figure against the snow-covered land, and between the white swans against the dark waters and er, dark ducks, has led to this picture surfacing everywhere on the Internet and […]

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The Advanced Corvid Training DVD: teach your crow how to play piano

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Wednesday 13 February 2013

Have you ever wanted to teach your pet crow to play the piano but just didn’t know which training curriculum to buy? Well look no further! Daniel Walthers had the exact same dilemma when it came to training his pets Mac and Moe to tickle the ivories. And so he invented the Advanced Corvid Training […]

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Beautiful paintings of birds by Adam Doyle

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Thursday 13 December 2012

Artist Adam S Doyle creates beautifully graphic images imbued with simple, rich texture, showing a kind of restraint that many illustrators can learn from. Being neither simplistic nor flashy, his bird paintings are a prime example of less being more, provided you know what you’re doing.

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Remarkable aerial shots of Iceland’s volcanoes

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Friday 26 October 2012

Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev has managed to capture some absolutely astonishing images of Iceland’s volcanoes with a bird’s eye perspective. Each shot is completely unique and looks like everything from magnified body parts to dragon scales. We suggest having a little game of ‘Dude that looks like …’ It’s even funner then playing with the clouds.

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The bird-brained musings of irate pigeons

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 28 September 2012

Sure, call us childish, but there’s something about pigeons that give us the giggles. They’ may look dumpy and loopy, but these winged bastards are also hardcore street survivors. We don’t think we’re alone in our fascination — the Feral Pigeon has over 42,000 followers on Twitter (sadly, there’s been a lack of, er, tweets, since June). Thankfully we’ve found Today’s Pigeon by Mike Immerman and Allison Bagg over at culture site Animal. Here, gritty snapshots of irate street pigeons come with the badly (and suitably) scribbled bird-brained musings they harbour in their pretty little heads.

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New mixed media art by Shannon Favia

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By The Sometimes Family in New Art on Saturday 18 August 2012

One night last year, I happened to catch some of Shannon Favia’s artwork on display at Chicago restaurant/venue, Uncommon Ground, just down the street from Wrigley Field. It really caught my eye, so I made sure to find her work online when I got home that evening. Using materials that include spray paint, cutout strips of denim, buttons, guitar picks and a wide variety of specialty papers, she creates pieces that immediately draw you in. Birds seem to be a favorite subject and her work often features them pasted on or stenciled text that make interesting comments on various aspects of the human condition. Or would that be the bird condition?

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Thomas Poulsom’s Lego birds

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Who says that playing with Lego is just for kids? After seeing the lovely British Bird Series by Thomas Poulsom, we should be positive that letting your creativity flow is one of the healthiest and most beautiful things you can do. And by supporting his birds on Cuusoo, they can even become an official Lego model.

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Cute photos of birds huddling together

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 3 August 2012

When I first saw this photo, I thought it was some kind of colorful, fuzzy caterpillar. It’s actually a group of birds huddling together, which is a lot cuter. You know what they say, birds of a feather stick together.

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Beach 2011: the joys of a first time sea change

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By Jeff Katz in Video on Saturday 13 August 2011

Do you remember the first time you went to the beach? This is three year-old Nicole’s first time ever playing at the beach. I don’t remember my first time in the sand or water, but I can only hope that I had this much fun! On a technical note, this was shot entirely on the […]

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Here To Ear installation at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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By Sharne Wolff in New Art on Friday 1 April 2011

You’ve heard of a bird on a wire, right? New art entitled Here To Ear (v.13) 2010, by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, is currently installed at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. The installation is both intensely seductive and aesthetically beautiful, whilst providing a fabulous re-use for thousands of wire coat hangers.

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Celeste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Centre

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 22 February 2010

Artist and composer Celeste Boursier-Mougenot recently installed electric guitars in a room full of zebra finches to see what kind of music they would make. Turns out these little birds are worthy of a spot on the No Fun Fest bill this year.

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Kareem Rizk’s birds

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 January 2010

Melbourne-based collage artist Kareem Risk’s series of birds are a wonderful example of great colour combined with a fascinating subject and effective typography. Zazzle now features post-card versions of the prints. Get mailing, kids.

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Max Kauffman

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 15 June 2009

If the zombie apocalypse looks anything like Max Kauffman’s artwork, we have nothing to fear because there will be cute zombie birds. Also, zombies in Kauffman’s universe prefer Eskimo kisses to brains.

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Diana Brennan

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 26 November 2008

This photo from Rhode Island photographer Diana Brennan has made my day. The delicate beauty she captures, which is so tender and still, is a nice thing to pontificate over a rich coffee and a sense of quiet introspection. ‘Brennan shoots mainly with a digital SLR camera, but also enjoys using vintage film cameras and […]

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Marcela Restrepo print sale

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By Kate Barnett in New Events on Tuesday 28 October 2008

Born in Colombia, Marcela Restrepo now calls Sydney home. His Impressive client list includes American Express, Peugeot, Energizer, Bon Appetit Magazine, Australian Financial Review, Sunday Telegraph Magazine, and my mother. He’s just opened up an online shop where you can purchase limited and open edition affordable giclée prints of his drawings. Get in quick because […]

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