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Silver-Eared Mesia

Leiothrix argentauris

Habitat:

Big cherry tree teeming with its fruit surrounded by thick forest.

Notes:

Spotted this beauty, and its friends, in the morning feeding on only partially ripe cherry. Unlike smaller birds which bite on the fruit, this one swallows them whole. An effort's been made to show as many angles of the body of the bird as possible.


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163 Comments (1–25)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Hi Jean-Marie, Pl do join the other artists. Permission granted for painting this beautiful bird. Pl do post me a copy! Thanks and best of luck.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks Amol!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thank you Saswat. Yes I've joined the IndianBird group, as per your invitation. Thanks.

jmportraits46
jmportraits46 a year ago

Hello there! I am a member of Project Noah, as well as an artist. May I join the other artists and obtain your permission to paint this beautiful little bird?
Warm regards,
Jean-Marie

AmolPandit
AmolPandit a year ago

Lovely ....no words

SaswatMishra
SaswatMishra a year ago

Very beautiful.

Please add to mission -

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2103...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

That's quite exciting! Thanks Sandra.

UPDATE for Dr. Sherpa. The Seaside show is from April 30-May 30,2016. The painting pictures will be taken down after that.

Dr. Sherpa, if you want to entertain yourself and have few minutes to spare. Go to a website www. seasideart.com and on the front page on top click "artwork" it will have a drop down menu when you see "miniature" click on it. It will bring a page full of miniature paintings arranged alphabetically by names of artists. Go to C and look for my last name. Your bird is one of the three paintings we are allowed to send. The bird is proudly standing on a branch and your name is mentioned on the back of the painting but you won't be able to see it though. It says This is done by permission of Dr Namgyal T. Sherpa, photographer.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Never mind. This world, they say, is round!

Thank you Dr. Sherpa for being so nice and supportive. I am glad to run into you.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Congrats Sandra, for being selected as member of such a prestgious society; and wishing you best of luck for the North Carilina Exhibit!

Hi Dr. Sherpa,
Sorry I did not get in touch with you sooner. It was accepted for the show in Washington, D.C. which ran from Nov. 22nd, 2015- Jan. 3rd, 2016. 29. It did not win any award nor a purchase. I am thinking about sending it to another show in North Carolina in April. In fact, getting in to the show in Washington is an honor enough because it is a prestigious society being the oldest Miniature Society, the first one in America. I was invited to be its member which requires three years of showing your art there and they allow only three paintings per year. All paintings you sent have to be accepted each year. So I am proud to be its member.
The North Carolina show is running from April 30-May,30,2016.
It normally takes 30 days after show closing before the send your unsold paintings back to you.
Will report how it goes.
Thanks for all your help and interest.



DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Sandra Chotechuang. Hi Sandra! No hear since the last interact! How did it go? I mean the exhibition and the results? Just curious!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

My best wishes for the exhibition of your miniature art of the Silver-Eared Mesia, Sandra!

Correction, There are over 700 pieces from artists all over the world. Each artist is allowed to send in maximum of three pieces of work.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

That's a fantastic news Sandra! I'm so happy. And best of luck for the exhibition! Pl keep me updated.

Dear Dr. Sherpa. Just want to let you know, my painting of the Silver-eared Mesia has been inspected by five jurors and accepted into the Exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland along with 700+artists from all over the world. The Exhibition runs from November 22,205-January 3, 2016. Thank you again for your kind permission for me to use your photo for my Miniature painting.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Thank you Leuba Ridgway for the encouragement and support.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Amazing !- Thanks for sharing these great photos with us,Dr Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

You are welcome Sandra. Pl let me know how it would have gone.

Sandra Chotechuang
Sandra Chotechuang 2 years ago

Thank you, Dr. Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Best of luck for the exhibition, Sandra.

Sandra Chotechuang
Sandra Chotechuang 2 years ago

I didn't have any clue that it's has gone viral already! The Exhibitions occur at end of year November-December at one place and in January at another, so it will be awhile. And yes, I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again for being so kind.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Thanks Sandra for the info. Yes, I realized that this photo's being 'shared' by almost 200,000 and 'liked' by more than 60,000 people on the FB! Mostly, they don't ask for permission. Anyway best of luck for your Exhibition. Let me know how it goes.

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Lat: 27.33, Long: 88.61

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 9, 2014

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