They're less than five inches tall but they have lots of love to give.
Fine art photographer Rupa Sutton has a knack for capturing gorgeous photos of her furry and feathered flock. Most recently, she added "Freya Ever After" to her Esty store, a book all about her four parrotlets falling in love.
Winter, Sprig, River, and Rain are four beautiful small pastel-colored birds that frequently cuddle up together and preen each other.
Sutton said she is "captivated by their beauty, their intelligence and their sweetness." These attributes quickly made them one of her favorite photography subjects.
The feathery close-ups are taken through a macro lens. Sutton said:
"A macro lens reveals so many details that might have otherwise gone unseen... the tiny eyelashes, their little tongues, the perfection of their colorful feathers."
Observing and interacting with animals is like meditation don?t you think? Watching the birds, when they preen and cuddle makes me so relaxed. Grooming the horses, riding and time at the farm lets all the worries slip away. Cuddling and playing with the dogs... same thing, lots of laughter and love. It?s not even 9am and I?ve already given out a hundred kisses ??
In addition to the parrotlets, Sutton's Etsy store also has photos of her Warlander and Belgian Draft horses and her Italian Greyhounds.
One of my favorite puppy Freya pics. She had the most massive paws... still does but the rest of her has caught up with them ? . I don?t usually address the topic of cropped ears as it brings up a lot of strong opinions and often can get ugly. But, since there are also those who ask nicely, I?m going to answer. We did not crop Freya?s ears. They had already been cropped when we first met her. She was intended for a show home but fate brought her to us... or us to her. In any case, if they had been natural, that?s how they would?ve stayed. It wasn?t our intention to have a Dane with cropped ears but I wasn?t going to walk away from her because of them either. I don?t want to start a discussion here about it (and I will delete comments if I have to) but wanted to give you guys who asked respectfully an honest answer ???
Sutton's book is the perfect gift idea for bird lovers. Individual wall art is also available, as are custom orders.
Be sure to follow Freya Ever After on Instagram!
What do you think of these parrotlet birds in love? Tell us in the comments below.
All photos via Rupa Sutton.
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