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The Resplendent Quetzal - PostCardArt by owlspook

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Dear Peter …

Josie and I just returned from Central America a few days ago … you remember .. I told you about the trip a few months ago (smile) …

Well … (grin) … we were extremely lucky to catch a glimpse of the newest variation of the Quetzal bird … Spendorus Resplendent … only seen once before by the noted orthinologist, Roger M. Milhouse, PhD, on his last trip to the region back in 2001.

You remember him don’t you? … the bird guy from back in our university days? LOL … I know you couldn’t have forgotten him (grin) …

well … You can imagine our excitement yet we were able to quickly get his photo. No not Roger’s photo (grin) … Do check the attachment (smile)

After we returned I sent a copy to Roger who immediately emailed back that it was indeed the bird that he had seen.

I plan to meet with him in a few months to tentatively plan a trip back to the area where we sited the bird. I’m so excited I can hardly wait.

Would you be interested in joining me when I meet with Roger? .. Josie is tied up with another project and won’t have time to help me out on this one. I know how interested you are in the wildlife of Central America so …

get back to me as soon as you can … if you’re really interested I’d love to have you join us (big smile)


for more information see The Resplendent Quetzal

Work done in apophysis with post work in gimp.
Best viewed large.

also available as prints

NP 10 AP 09 0007 090905 13

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I’m owlspook
Queen of the Night Sky
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  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 4 years ago

    Hi Owlspook did you see it in Costa Rica? which is their national bird I think

  • Hi Gloria! (smile) … yes it was (big smile) … fabulous rain forest … lovely land .. fantastic wildlife! (smile)

    – owlspook

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 4 years ago

    I didn’t say how much I liked this one!! When we were there 5 yrs ago on a visit from Miami beach, we spent two weeks with friends (Costan Ricans) and the day we were at the rainforest it poured rain and I was like a lunatic with the camera out. I took some nice shots and of the river, “rio limpio, rio sucio” outside San Jose. They also have some nice frogs in the rainforest orange coloured that spit poison if you get too close!!

  • actually I’ve never been to Costa Rica but it’s on my wish list of places to visit if I ever got rich enough (big smile) … Cassie is one of my alter egos (grin) and she and Josie got to go … if I can’t go in person I can imagine (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    stunning design

  • (beaming smile) thank you Angel (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 4 years ago

    Great design:)

  • thank you Vanessa! (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerover 4 years ago

    I particularly like your description of this, couched as an email. And I thought you made up the bird until I viewed the attachment.

  • thanks syd! … when I designed this one and saw how it turned out the first thought in my mind was the word ‘quetzal’ .. now mind you I really don’t know exotic birds that well and why I thought that I have no clue but I did quite a bit of googling and somehow my mind had made the connection … I must have seen a quetzal somewhere in my readings before lol … so I needed a new name and that took a lot of googling definitions (no I don’t have a dictionary or I would have done it by hand (grin)) … and finally came up with the new name … as for the email … I don’t know what inspired me .. a flash of inspiration came and the letter writing flowed as if I was Cassie writing Peter (smile) .. happens that way at times (grin) .. I’m pleased that you enjoy it’s fun to take my friends with me into my worlds of imagination (smile)

    – owlspook

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous piece of work and the letter is a sure plus!

  • (big smile) thanks Jaclyn! I really enjoyed creating this one .. pleased that you enjoyed it (smile)

    – owlspook

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    You’re very welcome.

  • (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Looks wonderful, colours and design, looks something like a Rosella.. Hugs, Shirley

  • ooo thank you Shirley! I’m very happy that you like my bird (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Cia Lund Torroll
    Cia Lund Torroll7 months ago

    Wow. I love this. I see a magnificent bird or a dancer caught in a flash.

  • Ooo so pleased you like it! Suggest you check out the description … There is a story there about this bird I’m sure you’ll enjoy (smile). ..

    – owlspook

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