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Wings of Paradise - Birds of the Louisiana Wetlands (Hardcover) Loot Price: R609
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Wings of Paradise - Birds of the Louisiana Wetlands (Hardcover): Charlie Hohorst Jr

Wings of Paradise - Birds of the Louisiana Wetlands (Hardcover)

Charlie Hohorst Jr

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Located at the narrow end of the funnel-shaped Mississippi flyway zone, south Louisiana serves as a seasonal stopover for wintering birds from all across North America as well as for some neotropical birds from Central America. Many other bird species make the region their permanent home. For more than fifty years Charlie Hohorst, an avid outdoorsman, hunted ducks in the marshes of south Louisiana. Now he shoots waterfowl with his camera, and his passion extends to all birds living in or passing through the state's wetland areas. Wings of Paradise, the first book of Hohorst's breathtaking photography, demonstrates the attributes that served him well as a hunter -- an exceptional eye, focus, keen observation, manual dexterity, patience, a sense of oneness with the outdoors.

Brilliant color and clarity, as well as variety and movement, define Hohorst's photographs. Organized by type as shorebirds, raptors, woodland songbirds, and migratory ducks and geese, his images display dozens of different species engaged in their many and fascinating activities: swooping, skimming, plunging, meandering, soaring, pausing, preening, nesting, romancing, arguing, catching prey, drying their wings, and more. Hohorst captures individual features in remarkable detail, and his commentary shows an intimate familiarity with his subjects.

Following Hohorst's photographic feast for the eyes, noted food writer Marcelle Bienvenu reflects on south Louisiana's cherished hunting rituals and shares twenty-four favorite duck and goose recipes from the area. From close-ups to panoramic scenes, Wings of Paradise provides a visual delight for families, birders, naturalists, conservationists, sportsmen, and all who appreciate the natural beauty of south Louisiana.

General

Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2009
First published: September 2009
Authors: Charlie Hohorst Jr
Dimensions: 256 x 251 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-0-8071-3450-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Photographic collections
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Photographic collections > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Birds & birdwatching
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes > General
LSN: 0-8071-3450-3
Barcode: 9780807134504

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