While the birds are simply beautiful in design, the color isn't anywhere close to as brilliant as the picture shows. The colors are faded which truly disappointed me as I bought them to match another item for a project thinking they were jet black. That was the only true whine I had about it.
Most of mine are pointed left, with only a few pointed right. One of my birds was missing it's rhinestone eye. Overall not a big deal, I'd still recommend them for projects. They really are gorgeous.