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Dimensions1517 x 2975
Original file size3.71 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Jun-08 03:15
Date modified4-Jul-08 16:16
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot A550
Focal length13.74 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/100 at f/4
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 80
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Medium: Silhouette paper-cut. Cut by hand using a scalpel.

Dimensions: Framed size: 57.5 x 35.5 cm. Unframed: 44 x 23 cm.

Date: April 2008

From imagination.

Centuries ago, when hunters first captured birds of paradise and brought them back to Europe, they wanted to display the gorgeous plumage to the best advantage, and therefore they removed the legs. Hence, the legend arose that these beautiful birds had no need of legs because they lived in the sky, drinking the dew of heaven, and when they died they fell to earth.

Please contact Lois to purchase prints, or to commission similar work.

Price: £SOLD. In a private collection in Ipswich, England.