Frigatebird (male)

Ave frigata (macho)

These mighty birds are the dinosaurs in the skies sky above the Bay of Banderas

Part of Darwin’s Galapagos Islands studies, they have a 7.5 foot (2.3 m) wingspan and can stay aloft for six days without landing.

The females are larger with white chest markings. The males have red-colored pouches that inflate to attract the females. They mate for a season, raising their chicks together. It takes so long to raise a chick, that they generally breed every other year.

These magnificent birds and their striking silhouettes dominate the sky.


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The skies of the Bay of Banderas as filled with birds. We have seabirds, frigatebirds, pelicans, and some gulls. Around our home, we have several red-necked vultures that circle the area making all is clean and tidy. Small hawks keep the rodent population in check.

There’s the brash Great Kiskadees, bright yellow and black birds whose unique song demands attention. Swallows swooping and spinning like acrobats. Occasionally, we will spot a parrot.

Finally the chachalacas. These turkey-like birds chatter every morning, clumsily flying from branch to branch to eat tasty plant shoots and insects. Noisy creatures. Every time there is a siren, they take personal offense and chatter endlessly.


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Fine Art Paper Entrada Rag, Matte Canvas Thin Stretched, Metal Float Hanger


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Fine Art Paper Finishing

Unless otherwise requested, all fine art paper prints will come with a one-inch border for ease of framing.   If you don’t want a border, let me know.  The art looks beautiful without a border “floated” (placed on top) of matte board. 

There are several options with deckled edge which should be floated on a matte.  Please contact me to discuss the options.

Canvas Stretching

I print on two types of canvas, matte finish (an elegant, smooth flat finish) and gloss finish (shinier and reflective).  In general, I prefer the matte finish.  These can be thin stretched on ¾ inch stretcher bars.  They can be hung unframed or framed.  Some pieces can be gallery wrapped where the image wraps around the side.  Or the side can be white, black or a complimentary color that I usually choose to go with the artwork.  There are other options.  You can have the canvas stretched over 1.5 inch stretcher bars, a dramatic look. 

Metal Prints

The metal prints have the look of a plexiglass or acrylic print and are more economical.

The Metal Print with a Float Hanger  

The surface white Gloss Metal Prints has a white base to maximize color and contrast. Its high gloss surface provides a metallic look while preserving the white points in an image. Final product should display high level luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

Metal Silver Gloss

The surface has a clear metallic base providing a true metallic look. Higher gloss surface allowing a more silver appearance. Provides a maximum luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

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