I've been here for awhile and just wanted to say that madartists have the best group of talent around. There are quite a lot of great artists on dreamstime and other stock houses, yes. But I have to favorite you today. Happy Holidays and a great 2010. Can't wait to see what you have in store!
Years ago I had the great opportunity to study local bat populations.
At first thought, you might think "Oh, those horrible, evil, devilish creatures that creep out of the shadows of the night to suck our blood.... I shudder to even think of seeing one."
Pre-conceived notions and generations of folklore, myths, books and movies have left a lot of people feeling afraid - preferring to even avoid the thought of them.
Putting my own pre-conceived notions aside, I jumped into their world and even had the pleasure of raising 2 abandoned infants. My work with the bats would prove to be enlightening, to say the least.
Right away I could tell these creatures were gentle, social creatures who were very curious and very intelligent.
One of my bats, Virgil, was a cute little brown bat, and after getting...
That was educative. Reminds me of the birds that decided to make nest on our terrace. I kept a close watch on its progress and started recording it in still photographs. Soon they got used to me and allowed me to take real close up of the babies as eggs and then as fledlings. I completed the process till the last young one flew away and wrote about it (in 3 installments) in my blog. What I am trying to say is that during the whole process, I got to learn a lot about these birds and their habits and how they lack space in this concrete jungle.
Did Virgil get to fly in the real bat world and start a family? Did he find his own bat cave? What happened to Virgil?
I agree with your comments. Preconceived notions can certainly play a part in the stagnation of our lives. They tend to be the focus causing a distraction that limits the ability to see all around the subject. What is it that gives it the mystery or envelopes the subject to create that moment of interest!
Please... what happened to Virgil?
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