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welshgog

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on: January 22, 2013, 07:30:51 PM
I came across this photo when I was re-editing some photos that I took last summer. I was sitting on some rocks about 20 mtrs. or so away from the falls; my camera was set on manual focus so I wasn't looking at the lcd. but taking a series of photos at different camera settings; believe it or not I hadn't noticed the bird until I enlarged the photo to look at some details. My surprise visitor is a Dipper, a very shy bird who gets its food by walking along the river bottom turning over small stone to find aquatic insect larvae. I did this painting because I was so pleased to see the dipper and to remind myself to look more carefully at my photos ;o))


Painted on 12" x 9" Canson paper, using w&n Galeria acrylics.
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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 03:48:13 PM
I almost missed the dipper against the background! I can see why you may have missed him in your photo. Good shot!
Lovely work on this painting. Great waterfall and love the tree hanging in foreground. Good job.  :clap:   :clap:


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Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 04:35:36 PM
Nice. :clap:
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