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Impression of a bird left on a window. The imprints are caused by the bird’s powder down, a special type of down which helps feathers to grow. In some species, the tips of the barbules on powder down feathers disintegrate, forming fine particles of keratin, which appear as a powder, or ‘feather dust’. When a bird strikes a glass pane, the power is shaken lose and adheres to the glass. The effects are simply amazing.

Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

1001 Nights by Yoshitaka Amano

Lech II in Chronica Polonorum

(Source: southseablues, via sandinlungs)