Bird Love (Hardcover)
Rarely do we get to see more than fleeting glimpses of a passing bird, hardly time at all to appreciate their nuances. Lucky for us, Leila Jeffreys has captured over 150 images of a wide variety of birds, providing the opportunity to peruse their unique colors, patterns, textures and expressions.
From pastel pink to electric teal, the variety of feather colors is astounding. (Major Mitchell's Cockatoo is now my inspiration for the next time I color my hair). Equally as impressive are the textures and patterns of the feathers: smooth, sculpted, tufted, fringed, spotted and striped. While most pigmentation and feather structure can be seen as logical evolution, some of these birds are so utterly flamboyant you'd swear they are off to Rio for Carnival.
Jeffreys has also done a masterful job of capturing their expressions, each true to their being: proud, stoic, inquisitive, and sometimes daunting. These elicit emotion and instantly give you insight into their true character.
Bird Love isn't only for bird lovers. There is much inspiration to be gleaned from these natural beauties. -- Cheryl R.— From Beautiful Gift Books - Holidays 2015