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Hood Ornament?

KenG
Member Since May 16, 1999
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A Hood Ornament? Well, not quite... the Paradise Jacamar of the Amazon does often strike the hood ornament pose though.

With their energetic behavior and iridescent feathers you would think a jacamar is part of the hummingbird family but it isn’t. It's family line is closer to puffbirds, toucans, and woodpeckers. Like all members of the order Piciformes, jacamars and their relatives have zygodactyl feet, with two toes pointing forward and two facing back. Jacamars evolved with this toe arrangement, which helps them grasp branches while hunting in trees.

Scientists believe jacamars are closely related to Old World bee-eaters, which also prey on flying insects, have similar plumage, and raise their young in the same manner.

Rendered in DS Studio with very minor post work in Painter. Models: Songbird Remix Amazon and Perching Places (Me/DAZ), Multiplane Cyclorama (DAZ)

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Jul 17, 2008 10:09:49 pm
Fantastic!! Nice composition and realistic image...Very well done!!!

by tetsu-pino Homepage »

Jul 17, 2008 11:26:48 pm
Beautiful composition and wonderful work.

by ledwolorz Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 12:35:32 am
most excellent Ken will comment here but wont post here no more

by kelvinhughes Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 1:04:27 am
Gosh, the finer colors of this are Absolutely Extraordinary!!!

by Thelby Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 1:56:35 am
a very good picture !

a dream in the morning



by macbride Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 3:52:55 am
Very nice, Ken. His feathers are really iridescent.

by westryde Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 10:24:04 am
Another great bird!

by Flint_Hawk Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 3:34:00 pm
Nice scene. Great background terrains and vegetation. Very well done!

by Miska7 Homepage »

Jul 20, 2008 2:44:52 am
A very beautiful scene. Nice work !! :)

by MissKajunKitty Homepage »

Jul 25, 2008 3:22:04 pm
Wow, a really beautiful image and an interesting read about the jacamar.
Tony :-)

by Tanglimara Homepage »

Aug 12, 2008 7:53:37 pm
Wow, a truly superb image.

by poconopixie Homepage »

Aug 19, 2008 3:33:05 pm
BEAUTIFUL!

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Sep 4, 2008 6:11:11 pm
Beautiful work :)

by dragonmuse Homepage »

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