Wallpaper: A Bird Came Down

A Bird Ca,e Down

This wallpaper, called A Bird Came Down, was inspired by a  recent trip to the Miami Metro Zoo and is based on a photograph I took of this beautiful bird. I don’t recall what kind of bird it is exactly but I was entranced by the subtle shade of blue and stoic elegance.

For further inspiration I found a poem by one of my all time favorite poets, Emily DIckinson, which I named the wallpaper after.

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Bird Came Down

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,–
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, splashless, as they swim.

- Emily Dickinson

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This wallpaper is free to share and look at but not to be used for commercial purposes.

Instructions:
Wondering what size to pick? Well, just check your display settings. On a PC right click your desktop to find out what your resolution is.

Next, click the correct size below to open in a new window and right click the image to “Set as Desktop Background”. Thats it!

A Bird Came Down Wallpaper Sizes:

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  • http://www.pixhome.blogspot.com kissmo

    Looks very smooth..and I love your work..

  • http://kitten.hardgame.ru Zer0CooL

    =((( need 1680×1050 ;-)

  • http://darwinshome.za.net Michael John Grove

    The bird in the original photo is the Blue Crane (the national bird of South Africa) – Stanley Crane or Paradise Crane are the lesser used names.

    The interpretation of the crane in the wallpaper you made is amazing, great work. :)

  • http://www.l-cy.com Yuna

    This wallpaper is gorgeous, i love it and your wordpress theme.
    by the way, Could you share the theme?

  • http://www.theatons.com/ Adult Ühler

    This is excellent, an interesting background change was in order for me :D

  • http://osirois.deviantart.com Oli

    Is that a Meek-Beek?

    I like your purple and green contrast, the transparent layers of textures and colors brings a young and urban atmosphere. I went to Florida once ( I live in Quebec); I like the fauna and the flora there; everything is bigger, even the birds O_o.

  • Chris

    I think this is my first comment here. Although I always read.
    Anyway.
    Very nice work, Larissa.

  • http://aronil.com aronil

    That is absolutely and positively gorgeous. I loved how you once again mix and match certain filters in the picture, to give a different texture for the ground and the bird body. The cloud effect is pretty cool too.

  • http://rutsum.com Apoorv Khatreja

    Another one of your awesome wallpapers. But can I be an ass and ask for something? I really understand the need to protect your work from plagiarism, but from next time onwards, could you tag your wallpaper at a place which is less visible/noticeable? The wallpaper in no doubt beautiful, but that tag in the bird’s neck somewhat diminishes the overall appeal. Saying this, I would say that it is nothing personal! Keep up the great creative flow of wallpapers.

  • Betty Nally

    Larissa – I am absolutely blown away by the three tags you have on this site. Thank you for sharing your talent. Just AWESOME!

  • http://www.ronaldbeach.com Ron

    People are so used to seeing a cruise ship as my desktop that they were surprised to see the crane. It is so peaceful and as Nikki said, serene. Thanks for making my day better.

  • http://katferrer.blogspot.com Kat

    I have this as my desktop wallpaper now and it is simply GORGEOUS. Great work! :)

  • http://www.elrst.com Edouard

    Isn’t it a peacock (also named peafowl apparently ) ? At least that really looks like one !

    Very nice wallpaper in any case, keep up the good work ! :)

  • James Hall

    wow, really really nice. I havent been to metro zoo in ages. It’d be nice to go again and see whats new.

    i got my google sleuth on, and its a stanley crane. :D

  • nikki

    that’s quite serene…