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I found the motherlode of wing references! This page has hundreds of amputated waterfowl wings and they photograph them from the front /and/ the back. Its very interesting to see not only the different structures of the different species' wings, but the color patterns of the feathers themselves. Definitely useful for those of you who, like me, find wings to be difficult.

Site located here:
http://www2.ups.edu/biology/museum/wings_Anatidae.html

Here is the main page of wing photos and they have different categories of bird wings, not just waterfowl:
http://www2.ups.edu/biology/museum/wingphotos.html

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tania From: tania Date: April 16th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you're a cornucopia of awesome links this morning. :D Thanks!
nambroth From: nambroth Date: April 16th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
YEah! That's the one I posted over on the corvidportfolio community :} It's a great site.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 16th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
i already learned some things just by looking at the site, so I'm excited to try to draw wings =D I'm really bad at them, but I am to get better.
nambroth From: nambroth Date: April 16th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Feathers and wings are somewhat complex things. Smoetimes I still forget exactly how something is layered; I'll usually grab my poor parrot and look her over good. XD (she doesn't mind though, I wouldn't bother her!)
webgodd_s From: webgodd_s Date: April 16th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that is cool! *bookmarks*

Here's an AWESOME birds of prey book that I find indispensable.
vantid From: vantid Date: April 16th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
also look for refs as to what feathers go where....the primaries attach to the "hand" part and the tips kinda turn away and up, while the secondaries attach to the "forearm" and flare in towards teh body. in waterfowl and seagulls and some other birds there are additional feathers that attach to the upper arm too. bla bla.

looking at nams wings drawinsg also helps bunches as well. ;3
visiondarkness From: visiondarkness Date: April 17th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Squee, thanks so much for the link-ups. *bounces* These will help SO much.
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