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On Feathered Wings: Birds in Flight Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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About the Author
Rob Palmer contributes to several magazines.
Miguel Lasa lives in England.
KK Hui photographs the birds of Hong Kong, where he lives.
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The book has an easy to read, but highly informative introductory chapter at the beginning that covers How Birds Fly, and How Bird Flight Evolved. The next chapter, "High Fliers, World Travelers, and Frightful Hunters" deals with the Categories of Birds and Flight, Factors of Flight Behaviour, Migration and Hunting (from the birds' perspective, not men as hunters!). A short two page chapter "Behind the Camera" discusses briefly the role of the photographer and what it takes to capture the types of images presented in the plates that follow. ...and then come the Plates - some of the most stunning images of birds in flight you have ever seen. This Chapter is divided into four sections; Killers on the Wing (dealing with birds of prey), Wings along the Shore (shorebirds and seabirds), Wings of the Wetland (Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, ducks, and the like) and Songbirds on the Wing (with some fabulous images of swallows). There are about 160 pages in the plates section, where the birds literally fly off the pages at you. Captions under each photo identify the species pictured and gives some information about the story behind the photo and/or the bird pictured.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in spectacular images of birds in flight and particularly inspirational for those wanting to capture them on camera.
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Got it in plenty of time to read it myself then send it to a friend in Oregon. Great book and in great shape. Thanks