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Golden Eagle by FoldedWilderness
Golden Eagle

“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Terence McKenna

Red-Winged Blackbird nestlings by FoldedWilderness
Red-Winged Blackbird nestlings

“The Bird, a nest.  The Spider, a web.  Man, friendship”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -William Blake

This nest was located in a small bush, at about 2 feet from the ground.    
It was well hidden from aerial predators but, sadly looks like it fell prey to a cat, or fox, or some other mammal;  since it was empty when I returned only two days later.

I am new at this type of activity, so it saddened and surprised me to realize that so many nests get raided.
So far, I can report three red-winged blackbirds nest that got raided, two of which that did before hatching time.

I am looking at another two that are going strongly, with nestlings that are close to leaving the nest.

Red-winged blackbirds are the most common birds near the pond that I like to visit most but, I have also seen two crow fledglings, a pileated woodpecker still in the nest, tons of duckling (mallards and wood) and a young chickadee so far this Spring.

I also have seen a Northen flickers nest as well as a red-shouldered hawks nest but, have not seen any of their young ones.
Fox Brothers at the Bridge by FoldedWilderness
Fox Brothers at the Bridge

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Alex Haley

I have not made new origami for several months now but, I do have a few good images left that I've never uploaded before.
There might be new models and images coming by the end of the Summer, if all goes according to plan.
A little rest for a little Duck by FoldedWilderness
A little rest for a little Duck

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -John Lubbock

A mallard duckling taking a few minutes from the water to rest and return refreshed.
Female Red-winged Blackbird by FoldedWilderness
Female Red-winged Blackbird

 "Whatever good things we build end up building us."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Emanuel James Rohn

This picture is from mid-May, where Red-winged Blackbirds are either building their nests, or looking after their eggs, depending on how quickly the couple paired.
The females build the nests and incubate the eggs, while the males chase away the threats from around the area; they can be quite aggressive and fearless about it.

Question about a change in focus

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 6, 2014, 6:49 AM

I have just replied to a question by rainylake about my recent long absence from DeviantArt and this made my wonder about possibly returning soon.

The only problem is that I have not been doing Origami in some time now and while I plan to return to them in the future, right now that leaves me with only a few unpublished images from the previous years.

What I have been doing recently is trying to take wildlife photography.   I enjoy 'the hunt' and being in nature very much, so I have been spending my spare time on this a lot.

So then my question is this:

Would it be fine if I started posting my less terrible wildlife pictures?        (which are mainly birds, since they are everywhere and easier to get close to)

Or should I just start a new account for these?

Lastly, since I have been away for several months, I did not take time to thank people who commented and gave 'favorites' to my works so I would like to do so now:

Thank you very much to everyone who stopped by and showed they enjoy my works, it's always appreciated. 


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FaintFox7879 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're an amazing photographer and fantastic at origami, I can't wait to see more!
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I appreciate your nice comments.
Llylaia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I just discovered your gallery. Your photos are great, but what caught my eye is your origami. I really love your works, you're really good at it. Keep up the great work !
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I am happy that you like my works.
Merci beaucoup!  :rose:
Llylaia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
Nushaa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome, I like owls and your group is a good active one.
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
FoldedWilderness Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   Artisan Crafter
MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Hi and welcome to heavenlybackyardbird! Thank you for joining us.  Please feel free to submit your images to our gallery.  At present you can submit up to 2 images per folder per day, we look forward to having your work in our gallery! 
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