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Sat 1-19-13 Color Challenge -- Maranon Crescentchest


Sat 1-19-13 Color Challenge -- Maranon Crescentchest

When I saw this photo of the Maranon Crescentchest, I knew that it was perfect for the Saturday Challenge. The bird has orange, green, white and black feathers and is just adorable. Here is some background information on the bird:

At the Gotas de Agua Reserve in northern Peru, a Marañon Crescentchest delivers a bright series of chirps to announce its presence, then pops into view, showing off sharp black and white wing markings and bold black stripes across its head. Perhaps the most beautiful of all South America’s crescentchests (brightly colored, long-tailed birds of arid habitats in central South America), it is also the most geographically restricted.
Unfortunately, the Marañon Crescentchest’s dry forest habitat is rapidly becoming degraded and fragmented by burning and clearance for cattle pastures, crop cultivation, and oil palm plantations.
The crescentchests at Gotas de Agua can rest a little easier now that 26 acres at this site have received official recognition as a protected area from the Peruvian national government thanks to the efforts of a local private landowner, Luciano Troyes and his family, Asociación


Supplies Used:
DEB Fade To Gray -- Paper12
BMU SS Paper Curled Up2 Template Recolored using EHI SSTools Creataive Spirit -Dark Green for the curl and Orange for the base
JHI Embell Biggie Old Photo Frames
VRA A Different Color Collection -- Butterfly
JRE 12th Of Never Collection -- Butterfly
CED Spring Inspiration Collection -- Tree
VRA DaBaum Collection -- Grass Border
Photo and background info courtesy of American Bird Conservancy weekly emails



    Carol this is so pretty - photo and layout. I love how the colors look and the swirly tree (& of course butterflies) that you used. I've missed learning from your pages so I was glad to read your notes, too.
    Super page.
    So sorry..... I like this page double-nice. I must have clicked twice. Sorry about that.

    Carol this is so pretty - photo and layout. I love how the colors look and the swirly tree (& of course butterflies) that you used. I've missed learning from your pages so I was glad to read your notes, too.
    Super page.
    What a beautiful photo! I love the tree and the curled corner! Great job with the colors!
    Oh Carol, I have used that tree - it is such an eye-grabber! Beautiful photo and you are right about being just right for the colour challenge... So good to see you scrapping again... glad you found your mojo!
    Love that tree Carol! The photo of the bird is lovely too. Your butterflies fit perfectly in the nature scene. Great job!
    Really beautiful colors in this, and the division of the color with the paper roll. Wonderful layout!