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Ospreys are a sign of spring in my area.  Like the robins used to be, hearing these magnificent raptors' distinctive calls - their peeps and chirps - in late March is a true joy for spring has arrived as they begin the process of setting up their nests for another breeding season.  It seemed to be a banner year for the locals - each nest I monitored this season had three chicks.  Other area nests also fledged three chicks each.  It's amazing to think this species was in terrible danger with very few individuals seen in the 1970s in Connecticut to several hundred pairs in recent years.  I haven't checked to see what the total number of recorded birds were for this year but I had seen it was a very successful year. 

Now that it is September, the bunker are running really well and the young Ospreys have fledged and learned to hunt for themselves.  Over the last week, several young birds have been roosting in a dead tree near my house.  It's been spectacular to see them fly in and land.  One late afternoon, it was three young females, denoted by their necklace of speckles.  Last night, it was two young females and an adult male.  Tonight, two young females again.  No matter what, I know the season is winding down and they will soon be migrating south for the winter months and the cycle will continue next spring.  

It has been an honor to have a special photo I took a few nights ago featured in a journal on DA.  Please check it out here.  mydigitalmind.deviantart.com/j…  There are many wonderful bird images and I am honored to be among them with my Young Osprey image.

Osprey fledgling at sunset by arcadian7
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Donna
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United States
There isn't anything artistic or crafty I won't try out. My first love is my camera. I love to take pictures - mostly nature/landscapes - documentary for the most part as I am a wildlife watcher (birds, reptiles, and all else in between). I love interesting cloud formations and would love to one day have equipment that will allow me to photo the stars! Give me a microscope - I could spend hours examining what lives in pond water and gosh, I'd love to be able to photo those things! I also enjoy creating digital manipulations of my photographs. One never knows what might inspire me.

However, most of my creative time is currently spent as a model horse painting artist and greeting card designer. If you are into horses, I do take commissions on a limited basis. Fractal art is a fun thing to do too - diving deep into the geometric forms that result in unique patterns or designs. And now I want to give sculpting, flat painting, and crafting art dolls a try again - haven't done it since my school days!!

Please see my website for further information.
Current Residence: New England area, USA
Favorite genre of music: assorted depending on mood - Def Leppard to Garth Brooks, N'Sync to Elton John & many in be
Favorite photographer: Artie Morris - wildlife photographer
Favorite style of art: fractal, nature photography
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: horseshoe crab
Favorite cartoon character: Road Runner


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WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
*Squee*
We don't have enough craft peoples on this site!
WONDERFUL work honey :D
I hope to see more from you in the future <3
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arcadian7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!  Hope to get into more stuff as time and inspiration goes.
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WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
:D Well, I'll be here stalking you every pawstep of the way. :3
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Plioart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Vahisa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for joining our group!  I hope you have fun and feel free to contribute!
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arcadian7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for letting me join
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Vahisa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, we're glad to have you!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  Thanks so much for the faves and the watch!!  I really appreciate it!!Hearts In Colour 
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arcadian7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely pictures you have!!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!!
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