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Drake Bufflehead by Nambroth Drake Bufflehead by Nambroth
A drake bufflehead duck bubbles along. Painted for the Delaware Waterfowl stamp contest.

I didn't make it past the first round of judging, oops! Well, there is next year right? :)

A very special and heartfelt thank you and credit goes out to friend and awesome photographer Damian, who very graciously took and gave to me a photo that I used for reference for this painting. See his gorgeous photos here: [link]

Acrylic on board, 9" x 12"

This piece is for sale! For price and more information, visit here: [link]
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:iconxiphactinus:
Xiphactinus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Such realistic water! :o (Eek) 
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even close up, I'm very stretched to tell that is a painting. It looks absolutely gorgeous and photorealistic.
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:iconuntuox:
untuox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Stunning.
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Wonderful painting of this beautiful little duck!
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:icondesertdarlene:
Desertdarlene Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice work!  I love how you made his neck shine!  I wish I could do work like this.
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MinaWolf10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a photo at first!! Wow!! It's absolutely stunning! 
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SheevraSidhe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! How could you have NOT made it past the first round of judging???? Very beautiful!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
 I have to admit that I enjoy this image, but I really do love the name 'Drake Bufflehead' which is a name so worthy of comedy I'm going to steal it away and see what use I can make of it!;) (Wink) 
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:iconripplingwaves:
Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
this is a painting?!?!
AWESOMENESS LEVEL IS SKYROCKETING ABOVE THE ATMOSPHERE
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:iconcryptid-keeper:
Cryptid-Keeper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Awesome work, you couldn't tell if it was a painting or a photo.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2015
Beautiful work!
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:icongeslina:
Geslina Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I think this is beautiful and am surprised it did not at least place.  I came in 2 nd in Delaware a few years ago, when they did their lighthouse series, and I like this better than mine!  I think the buffleheads are my favorite - I lived at the jersey shore and they winter there, a lot of fun to watch them.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpretty-planet:
Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it is GREAT!
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:iconowl-parchment:
Owl-Parchment Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The water and feathers are absolutely breathtaking! Wow! 
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:iconscenesandmemories:
ScenesAndMemories Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHUT
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:icontcig123:
TCIG123 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, looking at the thumbnail I could have sworn this was a photograph!
Beautiful work!
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:iconcatofthewilderness:
CatOfTheWilderness Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SAME HERE
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:iconrock-music-angel:
Rock-Music-Angel Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your artwork is so stunning!! i really love this piece Buffies are one of my favorite ducks. :) the water is amazing! it looks so real!
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:iconanimepschyco999:
animepschyco999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
hot damn, this is amazing
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:icongreeneco94:
GreenEco94 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god so beautiful!
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:icontails1230:
Tails1230 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The way the water is moving and the bufflehead itself is insanely awesome. =3 :dummy:
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:iconaerlevsedi:
aerlevsedi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
cant believe this is a painting! it is just perfect!!!
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:iconwushukhanku96:
WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I didnt realize this was a painting :wow: Excellent!
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

:iconhnyplz: :iconchampagneplz:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :)
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
:heart:

:iconhnyplz: :iconchampagneplz:
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:iconlvadams:
lvadams Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I honestly don't know how this didn't make it past the first round. It looks like a photograph to me. Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconq-le:
Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn this is insane!
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:iconkazeii:
Kazeii Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A year after it was submitted, and I'm STILL having to remind myself this is a painting every time I see it.
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:iconbald-imaginations:
Bald-Imaginations Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW!
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GloriaDei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work of art! Red, green and warm brown are perfectly accented by the blue. Water echoes the smooth shape of the duck. Everything is balanced in the composition. Beautiful in every way.
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly brilliant work! You're very talented!
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:iconthesvetislav:
thesvetislav Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Beautiful painting of the beautiful animal!
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:iconradishstick:
RadishStick Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Stunning! I can't see how you didn't win the stamp contest! :)
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done! Hard to imagine that this didn't even make it past the first round. That must be why I have never entered one of the duck stamp things. Well, that and the fact that they cost a fortune to even enter! hahaha Very nice painting though. Love the reflected colors in the water
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:iconmaaaaau:
Maaaaau Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
how on earth do you do such great paintings? this is so awesome <3
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU. ARE. STINKIN'. AMAAAAZING
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
WHAT THE.... thats NOT a photo?! holy shit!!

How do you make that?! O_____o
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lots of patience!
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
But massive patience!

Is that painted with acrylic?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes. :)
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:iconnightwing-kain:
Nightwing-Kain Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
omg xD

So much patience I would never live in XD
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:iconabbmaster3000:
abbmaster3000 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your ability to paint water so well is fantastic, its surprising you didn't do well in the contest. i think its fabulous
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:iconsilly-banannas:
silly-banannas Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i though it was a photo.
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:icontarheel4life:
tarheel4life Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
wow that's awesome, I thought it was a photo until I actually read the comment!
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bcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Congratulations! This painting has been featured in :iconmasters-of-realism: Weekly Feature Vol. 5! :clap: See [link]
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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bcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Your welcome! Thank you for your contributions :)
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:iconkatevlcek:
katevlcek Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
wow that is awesome, those judges must have rocks in their heads. beautiful work
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