I had a rare find when I was out and about recently -- a beautiful feather. I looked it up and think it is a red-tailed hawk tail feather from a first molting. I was able to do a very rough sketch of it and took some photos. I hope to do a more detailed pen and ink study of it, adding color. This is graphite pencil with some colored pencil added to get a sense of the color scheme.
I love the pattern of dark brown, tan, and creamy white and was fascinated to see all of the details up-close.
Have you ever found anything unusual in your wanderings that you were able to draw or photograph?