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Old Wednesday 9th June 2010, 21:25   #226
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thanks mark,you summed up what i was hoping to acheive really with this one,it's kinda like the last bird you see before the warden locks up the hide for the night.
ken i think the way light can play on both subject and landscape is so interesting and challenging to try to portray and yet if you can get it right it can transport you right back to a time and scene that every birder will recognise and for me thats the challenge(and the detail of course)lol
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Old Wednesday 9th June 2010, 22:44   #227
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Stunning piece Clive. And the atmosphere is briliantly captured. I can even feel the air cooling at that magical time of day.
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Old Thursday 10th June 2010, 02:15   #229
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what an extraordinary thing you did here with pencil! to have it all in the lower range and still pull off the balance to create that light, don't think many could do that in graphite.
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amazing. Like many others I don't use much detail, but I am totally in awe of anyone that can, especially as convincingly as this!! it has a real life-like quality, it is as clear and crisp as a photo with tons more character.

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Old Friday 11th June 2010, 01:02   #231
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Wonderful Lapwing piece, the detail detracts not one iota from an impeccably observed scene...
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Old Friday 11th June 2010, 01:21   #232
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The Lapwing is amazing!
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Old Friday 11th June 2010, 09:18   #233
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many thanks to all for the much appreciated comments from such a discerning audience.
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Old Saturday 12th June 2010, 00:50   #234
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You deserve it Clive!

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Old Monday 14th June 2010, 22:11   #235
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I think we're doing our birding in very similar situations Clive, the light and atmosphere of the lappy is all so familiar to me, just as was the egret and also the avocet chaser!

Great stuff again.

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Old Wednesday 16th June 2010, 09:31   #236
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glad the atmosphere is coming across mike.its so easy just to get carried away with detail working in graphite but seeing everyones interpretations of real birding experiences here on BF has inspired me further to try and create a snapshot in time that all birders will recognise.
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Old Wednesday 16th June 2010, 09:43   #237
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Hi Clive , fantastic drawing of the Lapwing , the best i have seen

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Old Thursday 17th June 2010, 08:40   #238
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many thanks for that rob,the feedback on my latest smaller works has been very much appreciated and so positive that its helped to spur me on to do more in the same vein.
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Had a lovely surprise this weekend when i received a phonecall from a gallery owner friend of mine informing me that one of my bird images had won me the Wildscape magazine Wildlife Artist of the Year competition.I hadnt heard from the magazine myself and to be honest had forgotten all about entering the competition way back in february.I was hosting a pencil workshop at the gallery on the saturday and so had opportunity to view the magazine there and it certainly helped the workshop go with a swing!
the winning image was 'The Egret Pool'
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Old Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 10:13   #240
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hooray and congratulations! A well-chosen winner indeed!
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Many Congrats and richly deserved, a cracking piece this...
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Old Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 10:34   #242
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Congratulations , a stunning peice of art

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Old Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 13:28   #243
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Oh Yes!!! - Excellent stuff Clive - richly deserved, mate. Many congrats.
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Old Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 13:32   #244
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A monochrome delicious dish of an image....congrats....
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well done..mate ,well deserved!! ..mark.
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Dear Mr. Magic Pencil, well done and well deserved, congratulations!
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thankyou all for the kind words i'm off to celebrate with my belgian friend stella
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I'll join you with the chaps who pay me rent - the Tennents (eek)
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Congrats Clive! Very well deserved!
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A win worth a second round of congratulationS Cheers!

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