I was inspired to design a picture of this beautiful New Zealand bird in its natural habitat after chatting to friends on the Internet about a country I’m looking forward to visiting later in the year. I used many pictures from books and on line to create my own interpretation of what I believe this Tui looks like and I am very much looking forward to seeing the real thing.


tui, bird, flight, feathers, blue, green, new zealand, kowhoi, nectar


  • MarkBigelow
    MarkBigelowover 3 years ago

    Lovely Maureen, we’ll have to stop by and see it.

  • :) thank you Mark

    – Maureen Sparling

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done; reminds me of the color plates in gorgeous bird books from back when there were only artists, no cameras, to record what species looked like.

  • Thank you Cindy, what a compliment :)

    – Maureen Sparling

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, I’m delighted.

    – Maureen Sparling

  • daffodil
    daffodilover 3 years ago

    Magnificent work,congrats on the feature !

  • thank you daffodil :)

    – Maureen Sparling

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