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7th October 2015

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Some of you may recognise this book from one of my recent posts, but anyone who knows me well, will be able to confirm just how much I love birds. I’d had my eyes on this for a while, and unknowingly my friend Pearl bought it for me for my birthday, and I couldn’t resist sharing it in a little more depth than I did in my Workstation post.

An Incomplete Dictionary Of Show Birds is a publication by Luke Stephenson a British photographer who focuses on documenting through his images. Aside from my passion for our feathered friends, I think what I like most about it, is the simplicity in which the photographs have been taken. The plain back ground only emphasises the shape and plumage of each bird, and as a collection of images I think it works great.

There is apparently a series of limited edition prints to go with this book, but as I said I like them as a series and think the books a bit more charming. Let me know what you think – and I promise, no more birds for a while here on in.

Show Birds-2Splendid Parakeet Neophema Splendida Crested Budgerigar Melopsittacus UndulatesShow Birds-3Heck’s Grass Finch Poephila Acuticauda Parson Finch Poephila CinctaShow Birds-6Black Headed Gouldian Finch Erythrura Gouldiae Blue Gouldian Finch Erythrura GouldiaeShow Birds-5Crested Budgerigar Melopsittacus Undulates Rubino Bourkes Neopsephotus BourkiiShow Birds-4Yorkshire Canary Serinus Canaria Yorkshire Canary Serinus CanariaShow Birds-1

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  • Reply Sam Wadle 10th October 2015 at 10:50 am

    I’ve seen these as prints but never as a book, I love it and want it now! Nice post man

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