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Overlook by windfalcon Overlook by windfalcon
A gift painting for Alan at Horizon Wings of Athena, the peregrine falcon. Athena suffered an injury to her wing, and we believe there may be nerve damage, which is why the primary feathers don't grow as long as her good wing. Being aerial aces, peregrines must be able to fly at 100% - any handicap in their flight is a death sentence. Her wing also droops a bit. Therefore, she is a permanent resident at the center.

Watercolor on hot-press Fabriano, 5 X 7 inches.
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Stegoraptor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww poor bird. that one tiny injury had entrapted her away from freedom, and that is what her kind loves most :(
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AlexisAthene Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I love thisn pose and this proud falcon!

Great work!
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, that injury sucks, such a gorgeous bird. Poor girl, she is very pretty.
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SerpentScorch Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, that's a sad story...to be such a noble of the air, grounded...that would be awful :( Oh well, at least she's getting cared for :)
Amazing work! :D
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's sad when we're unable to release a bird in rehab. However, the permanent residents have the chance to educate people about raptors, which in turn helps the wild birds as well!
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SerpentScorch Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's great :) Better than being dead, anyway...
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