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Thread: Birds of prey

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    Birds of prey

    We have an abundance of Turkey Vultures flying around over our bush.
    On any warm afternoon there can be 20 - 30 of them in flight.

    Not a very pretty bird and yet so majestic in flight, with their large wings catching the warm thermal air currents they can soar to great heights with barely a beat of their wings.
    Done in chalk with watercolour sky

    Geoff
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    Last edited by limey-g; 07-28-2011 at 07:08 AM.

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    Fantastic! Lots of these in Arkansas!

    Blessings,
    GigiCharm

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    limey-g wow what a great work...an unusual subject but so well done you have given a measure of power and dignity to this bird...

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    WOW...Geoff this is an exceptionally well done painting....love the detail and the bark of the limb the bird is perched upon !!!
    Try to see as many angles of vision as possible...no single one of us has a "handle" on the whole picture.

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    Exceptional work Geoff, and yes there are an ugly birdbut I agree with Gary, great job

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    Beautiful work, limey-g.So much alive and a bit scarry.

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    Surreal lookin' varmints, aren't they? Rather noble looking except for the face which connotes a whole other kind of creature. Very nice picture.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    One of Your best and a masterpiece. It's not got to be a beauty, but to be fit and majestic. You prefectly represented its noble posture!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Thanks everyone for taking a look and commenting on a subject which is not so appealing.

    We have a dead large tree that sits in the hedgerow between my farm and next door. On a dismal kind of day when you get a number of these birds resting on the large limbs of the tree with their wings all drooped it gives the scene a very macabre feeling.
    Regards Geoff

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    One beautiful bird in flight and one beneficial bird to our planet. I think they are really cool. Great painting Geoff!

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