Thursday, 15 March 2012

Garden Visitors - the Blue-faced Honeyeater

Journal #8, page 3




The colour of the bare skin around the eyes of the adults is a rich and intense mix of shades of blue, a colour that reminds of all the different shades of the colours of the sea on a bright summer day. Beak and tongue are adapted to eat  nectar, pollen, berries and insects.

Juveniles have different colours, starting from an olive-green brown at an early age, the skin then becomes blue in a matter of weeks.
Entomyzon cyanotis in Australia

14 comments:

  1. Hi,Matteo,
    Thank you for sharing so sensitive and delicate work.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  2. Good evening Matteo
    You put such detail in your work... Just beautiful!
    Penny

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  3. I enjoy your beautiful details in your work. And thanks to showing us. Your paintings are so wonderful.
    Warm greet
    Marja

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  4. Matteo, what luck to have such fascinating visitors! Wonderful and lively work.

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  5. Very beautiful and interesting!

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  6. Your work is really lovely.

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  7. Great studies of the birds as usual! I like how you draw a little map with the distribution range painted with the colour of the bird. I also like how you caught the expression of the calling bird.

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  8. Great blog, Matteo, I love birds.
    Cheers from Argentina!
    HD

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  9. Oops! Sorry not been by for a while. As usual I am fascinated by your garden visitors, they are so much more exotic than our little Blue-Tits!

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  10. Your quite a draughtsman Matteo! This is my first visit; it won't be my last. I'm very impressed. I imagine you're quite the photographer as well.

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  11. Thank you very very much everybody for your kind support.
    Overwhelming!

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  12. This is such a grret art work matteo. Amazing and breathtaking.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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