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Hooded Merganser Mom and Brood


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:03 pm

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These little ducklings were huddling around mom on a rainy day at the local beaver pond.
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by Ron Day on Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:36 pm
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I love this painterly scene of mom and her ducklings. Very realistic brush strokes in the water and on mom and the youngsters. The lone duckling on the left with its head up anchors the image. A wonderful example of your talent, Cindy! Put a smile on my face and made my day. :)
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:24 pm
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Now isn't that the sweetest sight!  Poor mother merganser has no time to get her 'hair' done as she is far too busy taking care of her brood!  I agree with all Ron said and am also smiling when looking at your beautiful artwork, Cindy.  :) 

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by ADKShooter on Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:11 pm
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Beautiful work Cindy. I have a friend who is a very accomplished artist who would love this image for the interaction between mother and siblings. Very nice.
 

by Swissblad on Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:31 pm
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Lovely group portrait expectedly rendered by your artists brush.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:46 pm
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A beautiful and enchanting image Cindy! Congratulations. It has charm and a touch of your magic...
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:54 pm
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Thanks for your kind words, everyone. These sweet little ducks are so much fun to watch and I am pleased to see them in our local pond.
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by Mary Brun on Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:37 am
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What a wonderful painting Cynthia!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:00 pm
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Thank you for the Editor's Pick. Much appreciated.
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by himadri roy on Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:51 pm
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Excellent work on this. Congrats.
 

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