Wow, this is very beautiful. I love the precision in this. Excellent work.
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.
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...
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.