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Notes About Bird Flamboyance And Behavior

It is clear from Why You Haven’t Seen Any Painted Buntings that the Painted Bunting’s behavior is affected by its physical characteristics. There are risks associated with flamboyance. “Somewhere along their evolutionary path, male Painted Buntings had to choose between bright colors for better sex or more obscure colors for longer life. Speaking for males […]

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Our New Cardinal Image

Cardinals are one of the most abundant bird species in North America.  After having a number of people ask about them, Nancy finally captured a cardinal picture she was happy with. Here it is. For more information about the shot and the bird, go to our new Male Northern Cardinal page.

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Applied math Printing & Framing

How To Join Mouldings With 30° & 45° Bevels

And More . . . Get printable version(.pdf) We found that when using moulding with 45° bevels, there isn’t much extra material to work with when trying to make the corner folds while stretching the canvas. Thirty-degree bevels aren’t as bad, so that is what we usually use for stretching our images. I’ve also found […]

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A Contest For Woodworkers: Make Miter Cut Between Differently-beveled Mouldings

I’ve recently written an article about how we make our beveled stretcher mouldinglink for our canvas printswhy. The first illustration in the “Dado Cut” section of that article shows important measurements for both a 30° and 45° bevel. Since then I’ve needed to use both of those on the same frame (see what we have […]

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Nature & Wildlife

The Secret To Finding Hummingbirds In South Florida

You can only find hummingbirds in the Americas. There are almost 360 species of hummingbirds, most of which live in the tropics. Seventeen of those species regularly visit the United States, but only fourteen breed there. Eleven species have been to Florida. Five species reach southern Florida, and only a couple of those could be […]