|Wildlife Art Gallery frontage|
|One wall with the book on an easel|
You can see the brilliantly produced book "Ramond Sheppard: Capturing the moment" placed on the side. I bought a copy at the previous exhibition and it wasn't until crossing the road afterwards and having a cup of tea, when I browsed the book and found my name in the credits. I was so proud!
|Andrew Haslen's idea to make a 'collage' of sketches works well|
|Too many reflections!|
|Studies from the Bird House|
|Red-rumped green toucanet from Ecuador|
The above are studies of, what London Zoo obviously called 'Red-rumped green toucanet' - I imagine Sheppard would have read the labels. They are also known as Crimson-rumped Toucanets.
The Crimson-rumped Toucanet is not the only species of Aulacorhynchus toucanet whose rump is red - but it is the only red-rumped member of the genus in northern South America, because of this, it is unlikely to be confused with any other members in its genus. Crimson-rumped Toucanets are fairly common in humid montane forest from southwestern Venezuela south to southwestern Ecuador. A noisy, inquisitive, social bird, this species is usually found in pairs or small groups foraging for fruits, invertebrates, small vertebrate prey in the canopy.The above quote comes from Cornell University's Neotropical Birds page where you can even listen to one! Click the above link.
|Pen & ink of dog|
I love pen and ink drawings so got close up to this one of a dog. Go and spend some time having a browse of clearer pictures at the Wildlife Art Gallery's site and once again thanks to Andrew for permission to use some of the pictures on this blog.