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Summer Arctic Fox by FoldedWilderness
Summer Arctic Fox

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Anton Chekhov

When we think of an arctic fox, the first image that comes to mind is of their wintry snow-white coat they are famous for.
They however spend all Summer in a much shorter and darker coat that suits them for the warmer days without snow.

This is an origami version of a Summer Arctic fox.
It was folded from a single square of paper (roughly 14 inches) painted of a different color each side before folding.

I used the model of a Coyote by Richard Odeja Soto as a base and made my way from there.
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.

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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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely gallery :) Your papercraft photos are so great :D
PaperCreations521 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i just LOVEE your origami & you're great at photography ( i totally suck) . I also paint mine to not be restricted by preprinted designs on paper lol

oh and happy belated birthday 😊
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Happy Birthday!!!!!
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