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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Dog Portraits, Willow, Gypsy and Zac


A bit of an update for the dog portraits, more of the leaves are now in place and Gypsy is showing up a little better, plus I have taken a few shots of some of the birds we have bred and raised this year just in case you missed them as I've not posted many for a while....


This is our temmincks tragopan we bred a couple of years ago, finally he is coming into colour and now he looks as pretty as his Dad! These are a very calm and friendly bird, when I went into the pen to take the photos, he simply walked up to my feet and looked up to me, they are not at all flighty but the females are much more wary.


Again, another cock bird we have bred, this one is a golden pheasant and he is just so talkative, he makes the most noise calling all of the other birds and he will strut up and down the fence line if you dare to go near his two girlfriends! (can you spot the interloper in the background?)


This is the swinhoe pheasant, he is always displaying and shouting at his girlfriend, unfortunately we could not hatch any of their eggs this year as she kept laying them on top of the hide and every one would promptly fall off and break, we tried trays, moving the hide, taking it out, but all failed as she likes to lay in the air so they all fell down!


And of course, my little girl Willow. She always manages to sneak into the photos!
And the latest on Cyril the squirrel, he is to be released very shortly so I will take my camera with me when I place his cage in the woods for you all to see him for one last time, he really is a cutie!

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3 comments:

Art with Liz said...

The portraits are looking great and love the updates on all the animals - hope Cyril survives the winter!

pencilportraits said...

I'm hoping Cyril will be ok, I'm planning on putting tarpaulin over his cage so he can return when he wants, he has no idea how to build a drey as he's been snuggled up in a selection of woollen hats! I'm going to put him under the chestnut tree across the road so I should be able to see if he returns, I have a feeling though once he tastes the outdoors life he'll be off to get himself a girlfriend, perhaps he'll bring the kids back to see his adopted mum next year!

Patricia said...

pet pictures are great...and the birds are just beautiful. I always wanted to raise birds...but my husband doesn't..so guess what..we don't...haha.

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