On Feathered Wings: Birds in Flight

Overview

When we imagine birds, we think of them soaring through the sky, high above our heads—yet photographs of birds in the air are surprisingly rare. On Feathered Wings features the work of seven photographers who have spent their lives camping out, donning waders, and lying in wait for the greatest shots of birds doing what they do best: flying! Selected by birder and photographer Richard Ettlinger, these gorgeous, often thrilling images show hunters, migrators, waterfowl, and songbirds living on the wing: hunting, ...

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Overview

When we imagine birds, we think of them soaring through the sky, high above our heads—yet photographs of birds in the air are surprisingly rare. On Feathered Wings features the work of seven photographers who have spent their lives camping out, donning waders, and lying in wait for the greatest shots of birds doing what they do best: flying! Selected by birder and photographer Richard Ettlinger, these gorgeous, often thrilling images show hunters, migrators, waterfowl, and songbirds living on the wing: hunting, feeding, fighting, traveling, or just gliding along. An essay by Ettlinger gives an overview of the mechanics and evolution of bird flight.

From falcons and eagles to swallows and hummingbirds, On Feathered Wings serves up a rich collection of images that is sure to delight birders both novice and veteran, and anyone who has ever looked to the skies in wonder.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810995253
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 494,203
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

An avid birder for over twenty years, Richard Ettlinger lives in East Rockaway, New York.

Rob Palmer contributes to several magazines.

Miguel Lasa lives in England.

KK Hui photographs the birds of Hong Kong, where he lives.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

A portion of genius

How birds fly

How bird flight evolved

High fliers, world travelers, and frightful hunters

Categories of birds and flight

Factors of flight behavior

Migration

Hunting

Behind the camera

Plates

Killers on the wing

Wings along the shore

Wings of the wetlands

Songbirds on the wing

Acknowledgments

Photograph credits

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    Excellent

    This book is excellent for the person who loves birds. Birds in flight are hard to take pictures of and get a great photograph. This book is full of these type photographs, owls, birds of prey, etc. It is an oversize book so the pictures are large & beautiful. Was given as a gift from my kids to their grandfather who had been a wildlife photographer. He was awed by some of the shots.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    LOVE BIRDS, LOVE THIS BOOK!

    As an amateur photographer of birds,, and also a bird watcher,, I love this book,, the photography was outstanding, the skill I can only hope to achieve in my dreams,, this book is great for photographers, birdwatchers, or just for the love of nature. Just put it on your coffee table and I guarantee someone will be looking at it soon, totally impressed with these photographs,, two words,,, BUY IT! Shark Diver

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS

    It was a perfect gift for my son. He loves it.

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