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LIGHT of a FEATHER

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Schemochromes, iridescence, pigment and diet –
the colour of a feather

Sexual dichromatism (colour differences between sexes) is largely due to female preference for bright colours in males. Good genes, a healthy diet and the strength to stand out in a crowd have driven the vast display of colour, pattern and form of bird feathers. These colours are not produced by pigments alone. They can also be created by structures in the feather, manipulation of light and diet.

This is a photographic exhibition by Cassandra Faux illustrating the methods and beauty of colour production in feathers.


EXHIBITION DATES:
Wednesday 23 – Monday 28 January 2019

OFFICIAL OPENING:
Wednesday 23 January 2019 @ 6:00pm



Image Credits: Cassandra Faux

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