need picts of you holding your birds

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by canesisters, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! [​IMG]

    I make wire sculptures (yard art) and I'd like to do a flock of chickens.
    I don't have my flock yet, and admiring all the picts isn't helping me with scale and size.
    My pieces are kenetic and move with just a tiny bit of wind (or whatever else might set them off). I did a lifesized horse head's who's neck narrows into an arch and with just a kiss of breeze it starts nodding and bobbing just like my mare when she thinks I should be bringing her a treat.
    The 'flock' will be freestanding and have twisted wire 'springs' for legs so that they will rock, twist and bob up and down.

    I'm hoping to get some picts of standard sized birds so that I can better judge the size of my wire flock. [​IMG] Don't want to end up with a bunch of gigantic monster birds [​IMG] - and as cute as bantams are, they wouldn't be easy to see as wire out in the yard.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] here's one
     
  3. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a few of mine. I don't have many pics of me holding them as it's hard to hold the birds and the camera at the same time. [​IMG] It's impossible to take a shot of my whole body and the bird, which is why they're all just my hand.

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  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    So a picture me holding this bird won't help much. [​IMG]

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  6. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AH! That is so darling! Actually, I did one this past summer of a hummingbird. It was a big 3' circle flowering vine and the humming bird was a the end of one of the vines - a big open flower at the end of the other. When it started moving, the bird and flower sort of bounced towards each other. My wire bird was a little bit larger than your little guy. How did you get that pict??
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, my avatar may help. Heres a larger version:

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    A few more:

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  8. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like the frame that I started may be a little big. That's good though, I wasn't thrilled about how the feathers were working out anyway. Into the scrap metal bin it goes. Will start a new frame tonight.
    Thanks ALL!
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  10. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Hey, don't give up yet. They were just "regular" sized birds. There are a few huge ones out there, or maybe hold onto it, for a goose, or turkey?[​IMG]
    I just can't see scrapping it, when you can repurpose it...
     

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