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Old Wednesday 6th July 2011, 00:39   #26
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Old Wednesday 6th July 2011, 22:03   #27
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wonderful to see your work, really love the tonal quality of the sparrows
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Old Thursday 7th July 2011, 15:01   #28
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Those Sparrows are quite wonderful!
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Old Friday 8th July 2011, 22:40   #29
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Looking at me!

Thank you very much for your kind comments O:-)

I found these seagulls deep down in my archive. Each canvas was just 4cm to 4cm. The third one actually looked at me when I took a photo.
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Old Saturday 9th July 2011, 00:16   #30
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Classy stuff - love the sideways glancing gull.
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Old Saturday 9th July 2011, 03:23   #31
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Neat cartoons. Nice.
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Old Saturday 9th July 2011, 17:45   #32
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Hello! O:-)

Are flies that unusual? Ok, on this blog of course. How many flies does a bird catch a day?

Thank you all for the compliments!!!

Today it was not too hot to draw these two guys I observed on Madeira some years ago. They are called turnstones and I found their way of looking for food quite unusual. I'm sure I show you soon O;-)

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Old Saturday 9th July 2011, 18:28   #33
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wonderful to see your work, really love the tonal quality of the sparrows
Exactly what I thought but failed to actually write when I first saw them. They are just really strong tonally.
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Old Monday 11th July 2011, 10:58   #35
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the sparrows are superb! So many often neglected poses, they are really alive.
Spot on Nick. Couldn't say it better than that!

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Thank you for your kind words O:-)

I go one with a guy from the cold areas, but I must confess I don't know what kind of penguin I found in the Birdpark Walsrode... Perhaps anybody knows?
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Somehow, I hadn't found and looked through this thread yet. Wonderful work! Can't help you with what species the penguin is, but I love how you've rendered it. The fly is a great choice of subject when it is so well done as this! I confess to really liking the sparrow family, so they are very nice to see, as are the turnstones. I've got the thread subscribed now so I won't miss anything else in a timely manner.
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Old Friday 15th July 2011, 01:35   #38
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Splendid work - this bird is so solid and rounded - wonderful rendering!
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Scruffy little so and so, a real smile-maker!

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Very nice tonal quality to that penguin...! Great little character...
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Thank you John, Tim, Ken, Phil and username O:-)

There's another one waiting for your eyes... but who looks at whom? O;-)
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I know someone who will enjoy this one - besides me, that is. Smart piece of work Ulrike.
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Hmmmm, I wonder who you could mean?

Alright then, I love it! Can't beat a little owl, I'm working on one myself at the moment.
You've captured that moment at the top of the bobbing up and down thing that curious little owls do. Super little pic that!

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Hmmmm, I wonder who you could mean?

Alright then, I love it! Can't beat a little owl, I'm working on one myself at the moment.
You've captured that moment at the top of the bobbing up and down thing that curious little owls do. Super little pic that!

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I wondered just what Mike's reaction might be. Lovely and lively work Ulrike.
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Ok, I painted it a bit by chance but after having posted it I saw Mike's looking at me O;-) Again "Little Owl" seems such a usual name. In German it's at least a "Stone Owl".

Here I've a got a very small drawing 6cm to 10,5cm... ducks on ice.
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Lovely drawing - the composition has such a naturally 'scattered' feel to it Splendid.
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Lovely drawing - the composition has such a naturally 'scattered' feel to it Splendid.
Took the words right out of my mouth - naturally scattered. The whole drawing has very natural flow to it.
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Nice little composition. Is this a sketch for a larger piece?
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Very nice composition with the ducks, Ulrike! They look quite cold on the ice...!
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