Latest Releases & the Big Update Progress

I have two early Fall releases, "Parrots v5: Amazons of the World Part 1" and "Parrots v6: Amazons of the World Part 2". Both release encompass the entire family of Amazon Parrots including the impressive St. Vincent and Imperial Amazons to the popular Yellow-headed and Red-headed Amazons.

Released this summer was my "Finches of the Caribbean". It includes most of the common finches found throughout the Caribbean. From the striking bullfinches of St. Lucia, St. Kitts and the Greater Antilles to the Grassquits of Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica, these island faring birds with perfect for nature and vacation to rogue and freebooter imagery. There are two versions of this set for native support in Poser and DAZ Studio. Materials have been tuned to support Iray, 3Delight, Superfly and Firefly renderers.  

Updates to "Motherhood", "A Bird in the Hand" and "Perching Places" are out.  Expect updates to "The Aviary", "Aviary Poses" (now includes G8, Dawn, La Femme & V4 support), "Safari Camp" and "Ostrich Sulky" by Thanksgiving. The "Big Update", after years of work updating my library, is in the final stretch.

Next on Tap:

Optics, Elegant Swan, Seashore House and Mission Bells

What still needs to be updated:

  • Elegant Swan
  • Seashore House
  • Mission Bells
  • Nature's Wonders Duck Pond
  • Pixel Downs
  • Songbird ReMix Optics
  • Hawaiian Voyager
  • Weapons of Lua
  • Hula and Royal Hawaiian

  • Real Birds: 12 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act Will Benefit Birds and People

    by National Audubon 

    The name doesn’t make it obvious, but the Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant climate legislation ever to become law. It also does a lot of other important things. Here are 12 ways this bill benefits birds, people, and the places we need.

    1) Reducing Carbon Pollution Through Clean Energy

    Birds tell us that we need to take action on climate change. A 2019 report from the National Audubon Society found that two-thirds of North American bird species will be vulnerable to extinction if global temperatures are allowed to rise at the current rate. The best way to do that is by deploying clean energy across the United States.

    By directing about $370 billion toward speeding the transition to clean energy (two-thirds in the form of tax credits for producing renewable electricity, investing in renewable technologies, and clean energy manufacturing), the Inflation Reduction Act will cut annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by about 1 billion metric tons by 2030, which will help drive down carbon emissions by about 42 percent according to a preliminary study by Princeton University.

    Estimates are that the clean energy tax credit extension and clean energy grants in the legislation will result in more rapid deployment of renewable energy with annual solar deployment projected to increase to 49 Gigawatts per year (10GW in 2020) and Wind to 39 Gigawatts per year (15 GW in 2020). (One Gigawatt equals = approximately 3.1 million solar panels.)

    It is also notable that the clean energy investments in this bill are also expected to reduce home energy costs while cutting harmful emissions. These savings are driven by a mix of more efficient energy use and lower electricity rates and are estimated to save between $16 and $125 per household by 2030.

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