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Scarlet macaws

I've loved scarlet macaws since I was little because of their gorgeous, rainbow-coloured plumage. Did you know that they live 40-50 years in the wild and once they find a mate, they keep that monogamous pair bond for life? In fact, they're seldom found alone except when one bird has to incubate their eggs and the other needs to feed.

Hence, I decided to make a pair and photograph them together; played around with a bird base until I got roughly the right body-wing-tail proportions, then added head and wing details. The one on the right is a mutant though, with his fully blue tail. =P

Thank you for looking!


+ Designed and folded by me
+ Two 10.5 x 10.5cm squares of white printer paper
+ Staedtler Triplus fibre-tip pens
+ Final model is about 6.5cm from head to tail
+ Commissions
Image details
Image size
3739x2490px 1.44 MB
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 12, 2013, 1:46:50 PM
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Clair's avatar

😳😍🙌 Incredible

NorraMo's avatar
Crafting at its best! Wonderful work! :D :heart: 
synconi's avatar
:blushes: Thank you so much!
NorraMo's avatar
You're welcome! :D
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zhanyuhao's avatar
Would you consider yourself a paper engineer?
OrigamiPieces's avatar's so amazing! I can't help not faving all of your work!
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:iconblush--plz: Aww haha, thank you!
DaydreamingBeyond's avatar
very nice touch on the coloring! I love this. :)
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Thank you; it felt a tad like cheating, but I liked it ;)
H3LLoK66aren99's avatar
This is so amazing in so many ways
*you should make tutorials*******:D
synconi's avatar
Naww thank you! And I DO make tutorials->… Just have a lot on until the end of this first term, so not much time to make detailed tutorials :faint:
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Nawww thanks so much :love:
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Ylaran's avatar
Great work : )
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WEAPONIX's avatar
love the colors in this! great job
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you're welcome!
candeval's avatar
I thought they were real from the thumbnail :lol: These are beautiful.
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:giggle: FOOLED YA

Thank you <333
FlameofFawks's avatar
scarlet macaws are really pretty :3
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