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Red-breasted Merganser by eidolic Red-breasted Merganser by eidolic
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This was my entry for the 2011 Minnesota Duck Stamp Contest. I made it into the semi-final round along with 7 others.

Acrylic painting, about 5 days of work.

Thanks for looking!!!!
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:iconsatishverma:
satishverma Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconeliviralikespie:
eliviralikespie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Merganser XD, We found a female in a pit toilet while camping!
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Wonderful!
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:iconupironetopyr:
Upironetopyr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
great work :clap:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much detail! It looks like a photo. ^^
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:iconmyusernamewastaken2:
myusernamewastaken2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Fantastic work!!!! will you please join my group? --> [link] :D
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:iconmjp-70:
MjP-70 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Amazing work!
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:iconmushroom-pride:
mushroom-pride Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooooooooooooooooah incredible!!!
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:iconwolverat:
Wolverat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Beautiful work.
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:iconewax100:
ewax100 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Rewelacja:)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   General Artist
Truly stunning work!
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:icondizzy-indy:
dizzy-indy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Intense:)
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:iconvaxl:
Vaxl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student General Artist
That's a striking duck!
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:iconelentarri:
Elentarri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I like your duck paintings.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Congrats on your high placement! This is very pretty.
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:iconthea-nu:
Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh its just beautiful! I'm such a details maniac and this is so amazing (:
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:iconjd-love:
JD-Love Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Oh my god! That is AMAZING! .
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:iconaeons-ago:
Aeons-Ago Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I like this one. You've done the ripples on the water and the distorted reflection really well. The feathers look good too and I love the droplets of water on the duck.

Nicely done.

Aeons.
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:icon999999999a:
999999999a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Absolutely fantastic. Thanks.
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:iconkyon1989:
kyon1989 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
wonderful colours!!
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:iconrachel-17:
Rachel-17 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wow, this is very beautiful. I love the precision in this. Excellent work. :clap:

My only teeny-tiny complaint is that the lilly pads and lily don't have quite the same amount of detail or visual spark as the duck. They seem a little dull by comparison. Otherwise this is fantastic. Keep it up. :thumbsup: :D
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:iconlord-makro:
Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
So lovely!!
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:iconpastellover:
PastelLover Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! I have about 50 students entering the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest this year. Mostly elementary but a few high school and middle school. Hope we do as well as you did.
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful! The colour and the detail are simply amazing! :clap:
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:iconastera-t:
Astera-T Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Wow these colors are fantastic! You really caught the marvel of nature. Great work! :)
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:iconsmile4thelie:
smile4thelie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous!!
great job! i love everything about it :)
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:iconlostinfairyrealms:
lostinfairyrealms Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! incredible work!! the bird looks stunning! all those details ( water droplets ect.) make it really lifelike... however, the waterlily leaves ruin the illusion a bit :/ but if its going to become stamp ( I bet you'll win^^) it would be a waste to put more details into the background, since they'll hardly be visible anyway...
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:iconliennepien:
Liennepien Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconchild-of-god:
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
it's beautiful! i'm sure you'll win! :D
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:iconzaronen:
Zaronen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! The water is very nicely done.
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:iconfirefly6:
firefly6 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Congrats! I thought it was a photograph in the thumb. Your hard work definately shows!
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:iconjoeso:
Joeso Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
The water reflection effect is awesome, I like very much the colours of the bird and the background too. Very good job :)
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:iconsessil13:
SesSiL13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
awesome!!!
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:iconink-dreamsmmix:
Ink-DreamsMMIX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully executed down to the droplets on the back:)
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:iconmagnusti78:
magnusti78 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi!

I have featured this beautiful piece in my journal here: [link]

:love: Satu
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:iconpepper-dragon:
Pepper-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I'm impressed!
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sillverrfoxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Stunning as always! Nice!
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:iconxsirii:
xSirii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow beautiful! :love:
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:iconjudyeve:
judyeve Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Very beautiful painting. I love the detail in the duck's feathers, looks so realistic!
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:iconlisacrowburke:
LisaCrowBurke Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
looks beautiful. i love the black and white plumage :)
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:icongoldandsapphire:
GoldandSapphire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
That's very lovely to look at. Great job!
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:icontipetsu:
Tipetsu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! This look so real wow :o
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Exquisite
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:iconuvgirl:
UvGirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Photographer
Absolutely Gorgeous painting. I love it.
You did a great job.
Good Luck in the Contest. I also live in MN.
Believe it or not at first when I looked at it I thought it was a photo. Then I realized it was a painting. :)
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:iconmartywolf92:
Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
high quality painting =) Love itZ!
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:iconwestern-artistry:
Western-Artistry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
great painting
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:icondx:
dx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice detail!
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:icongordonrae:
gordonrae Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
A absolute work of art too :)

Well done :clap:

:+fav:
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RooCat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
:faint: Congratulations on getting so far!
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