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Saturday, March 27, 2010

#021 Hidden Nest



I found this hen mallard nest a few days ago .... I've never been so close to a nesting mallard. I took one photo and tip-toed away without disturbing her.

Mixed media: watercolor, gouache, pencil.

7 comments:

dzanetta8 said...

Prześliczny widok! Pozdrawiam cieplutko!

kslaughter said...

Incredibly gorgeous, Elva! I love the circular motion of the nest and how it focuses on this beautiful bird. Look at the cushioning in the nest--she is a good momma ; ).

Kelly said...

Ohhhh....beautiful! You were so lucky. I love how you captured the downy softness of the inner nest. Beautiful--and a beautiful subject.

Elizabeth Smith said...

Wonderful - how fortunate to come across her! What a lovely and serene painting. That composition and viewpoint makes me feel like I am peeking over your shoulder!

Teri C said...

Oh Elva, absolutely gorgeous piece of nature! I ove the compostion with the duck turning her head and the reeds in the front.

Claire M said...

This is wonderful. I can't believe the details that you've captured with the limited colors of the scene. Great!

cindyzlogic said...

This is an absolutely wonderful painting!