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Cypress Gadwalls by Nambroth Cypress Gadwalls by Nambroth
A drake gadwall pauses on a cypress knee to take a break (and probably preen) while a hen cruises by behind him.

Though the judging was on January 31st, the winning paintings for North Carolina's Waterfowl stamp competition were revealed last night. I am humbled and excited to say that my painting placed 4th (honorable mention) in this competition.

The photo I took of my painting isn't very good (the color balance is a little goofy)-- truth be told, it was quickly done so that I could get it mailed off to meet the deadline, but it gives you an idea of what it looks like.

15" x 20" (matted to 13" x 18" for the competition), Acrylic on Masonite.

Here's a link to the other paintings that placed in this competition: [link]

Thank you to my friends who lovingly kick my butt to help me get better at this!
A special thanks has to go out to my friend Hillary :iconrah-bop:, who not only helps me with reference for these ducks, but gave me a tour of some of their favorite places to go so that I may collect photos of my own.

And, thanks to everyone here that continually offers support. :) You guys rock!

This piece is for sale! For price and more information, visit here: [link]
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your attention to detail is phenomenal!
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jim-tobin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
FAN!
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous work! :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
 Very pretty work!:) (Smile) 
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student
Amazing job :D
In one momment I thought to it's photo XD
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cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are we sure this isn't a photo?  Shock Emote  This is great!
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
It looks so real Really? 
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atulpandya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
amazing detailing love this job.
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mhairya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beyond traditional art, I have never seen water drawn so realistically
congratulations from the heart!
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iloveart323232 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I thought this was a photo, it's so insane, I love it. What talent you have.
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