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Peregrination - RESUB

Peregrination - RESUB
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SkekTek


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Nice detail on the falcon!

daedalusknight


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RESUB with art correction... if you voted before please vote again!




When I was a kid, my family picked up and moved from New York to New Jersey. I had to leave all my friends behind and start a new life. It was a journey in more than just the physical sense. I had to leave the gentle, protected world of my youth and enter a place both strange and unfamiliar. It took many years, but I survived and grew. I coped with my losses and built up new gains. Eventually I even returned to New York, where I feel at home once again.

The American peregrine falcon used to be seen all over the eastern United States. About forty years ago, though, they nearly became extinct because of pesticides like DDT. They were nearly gone forever because of adversity... less than 100 of them were to be found in all of North America. But because of conservation efforts and a breeding project organized at Cornell University, the falcons have returned. Today peregrines are known to exist in the thousands, and some peregrines thrive where you might least expect them... New York City.

They nest on bridges, skyscrapers and other structures similar to the cliffs where peregrines normally reside. New York has become a haven for the peregrine, a home they have returned to after much adversity. Ever since I heard their story I have always kept an eye out for my spiritual bird siblings. They spin and swoop, bank and dive in the air... truly poetry in motion. Even their name comes from a Latin word related to movement from one place to another. I could not help but think of them when I heard this derby’s topic.

For more information about peregrines in New York, click here.

Click here to help the Peregrine Fund



From Encarta’s dictionary:

peregrination: ( pèrrəgri náysh'n ) (n) a journey or voyage

daedalusknight


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SkekTek wrote:Nice detail on the falcon!


Thanks so much. I worked really hard on it. :-)

Chibizoo


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Up where I live, we have Bald Eagles, but I've never seen a real life peregrine before. I think the movement was gorgeously captured, it has a brilliant balance of negative space and contrast. Kudos to your skills and good luck!

daedalusknight


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Chibizoo wrote:Up where I live, we have Bald Eagles, but I've never seen a real life peregrine before. I think the movement was gorgeously captured, it has a brilliant balance of negative space and contrast. Kudos to your skills and good luck!



Thanks so much for your kind comments. Now I just hope I can make up the votes I lost by resubmitting. Sorry to everyone who voted already... please vote again! :-)

Webfoot08


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daedalusknight wrote:RESUB with art correction... if you voted before please vote again!






For more information about peregrines in New York, click here.

Click here to help the Peregrine Fund



From Encarta’s dictionary:

peregrination: ( pèrrəgri náysh'n ) (n) a journey or voyage


I had hoped to go on to earn my Master's in the captive Peregrine Falcon breeding program at Cornell when I finished my degree in environmental science here in 1990. But during my junior year, the birds of prey program pulled up stakes mid-quarter and went across the country to Clemson, the director's alma mater. They had made him an offer he couldn't refuse, and he took everything including the equipment, the aviary, and the grad students with him. I limped into my degree with cobbled-together credits and classes instead of a BS in bird studies.

That said, this shirt is awesome. The detail on the falcon is truly fantastic. Good job!

daedalusknight


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Webfoot08 wrote:I had hoped to go on to earn my Master's in the captive Peregrine Falcon breeding program at Cornell when I finished my degree in environmental science here in 1990. But during my junior year, the birds of prey program pulled up stakes mid-quarter and went across the country to Clemson, the director's alma mater. They had made him an offer he couldn't refuse, and he took everything including the equipment, the aviary, and the grad students with him. I limped into my degree with cobbled-together credits and classes instead of a BS in bird studies.


Sorry to hear that you didn't get to stick with the program. Or that the program didn't get to stick with you. :-)

Webfoot08 wrote:That said, this shirt is awesome. The detail on the falcon is truly fantastic. Good job!


I'm so glad you like it. Thanks so much for your support!

mia3mom


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loved the original, love this even more!

Great details, great design showing flight, and I think the new thumbnail will attract more votes. Good luck!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

Andy47240


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Very nice. Looks great on Black shirt.
-Andy



daedalusknight


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mia3mom wrote:loved the original, love this even more!

Great details, great design showing flight, and I think the new thumbnail will attract more votes. Good luck!



Thanks so much for your comments. I'm glad you like the improved version. I'm not doing so well in the "more votes" department, but I guess it's sometimes a matter of speaking to what people want to see. I'm glad there are at least some people who really dig this, though. :-)

daedalusknight


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Andy47240 wrote:Very nice. Looks great on Black shirt.
-Andy


Glad you like it. Thanks for your support. :-)

Mitamasan


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The shirt looks awesome, and I love the peregrination concept. Great work!

daedalusknight


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Mitamasan wrote:The shirt looks awesome, and I love the peregrination concept. Great work!


Thanks so much for your support. Glad you like it! :-)

syntheticmessiah


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I like the concept and art..but what I do not like is how the blue area squiggles down and the silhouettes shrink progressively with it...My brain wants to see silhouettes of differing sizes; eventually when you get down to the 'tail' of the squiggle thered be so many silhouettes that its just black...sort of blending. If you get what I mean.

daedalusknight


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syntheticmessiah wrote:I like the concept and art..but what I do not like is how the blue area squiggles down and the silhouettes shrink progressively with it...My brain wants to see silhouettes of differing sizes; eventually when you get down to the 'tail' of the squiggle thered be so many silhouettes that its just black...sort of blending. If you get what I mean.


I'm sorry... I don't quite follow... could you explain some more? There are silhouettes of differing sizes... you do or do not like those?

I can see adding more silhouettes to the bottom... making them smaller and smaller but also making them more densely packed as the blue trail continues downwards... is that what you'd like to see? I'm interested in hearing your opinions, so please clarify.

Seattlejo


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I like this one a whole lot.

daedalusknight


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Seattlejo wrote:I like this one a whole lot.


Glad you like it. Thanks for your support.

klswoot


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Daedulus- Looks like the falcon hatchlings have arrived. Click on archive under the first photo and you'll see several shots taken earlier today. Looks like two of the four have hatched.

daedalusknight


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klswoot wrote:Daedulus- Looks like the falcon hatchlings have arrived. Click on archive under the first photo and you'll see several shots taken earlier today. Looks like two of the four have hatched.


Hehe... yes, I've been watching the site. The pictures aren't all that hi-res but there's clearly a cute little baby fluffball falcon that's just come into the world. Gotta love it. :-)

klswoot


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daedalusknight wrote:Hehe... yes, I've been watching the site. The pictures aren't all that hi-res but there's clearly a cute little baby fluffball falcon that's just come into the world. Gotta love it. :-)



Looks like 3 of the 4 are now hatched. My daughter's been taking updates to her school, so she's so excited to take a few of the newest pictures showing the hatchlings. They look like little cottonballs!

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