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Veneration to the Sun

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By Nambroth   |   
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A group of Whooper Swans (cygnus cygnus) pay homage to the life-giving sun. I have attempted to honor the beauty and grace of these wonderful birds by panting them enjoying the last amber rays of sunset.

This was one of my entries to the Share One Planet competition. [link]
I only found out about the competition last week, so many hours of sleep were set aside in order to complete this in time. :)

Digitally painted with Corel Painter: Oil pastel and acrylic tools (using traditional methods)

References: Many of my own photos of tundra swans, and Special thanks and credit goes to Andy Hartley and William Symington for allowing me to use their swan photos to help pose a few of the flapping birds!
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I like how happy they look... we in America have our Trumpeter, and Tundra swans, and they, like the Whooper, sound beautiful.
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
I live in the US and love to hear the Tundras go over!
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I would like to hear them, along with the trumpeters, and loons
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Fritters56Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, very nice indeed!
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Wow beautiful swans!! Love 
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BorderwalkerStudent Photographer
Super kitchy :D But so beautiful <3
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Great shot - artistic
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This is lovely, Jennifer. Best wishes in the competition.
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BlackNastopian Traditional Artist
Swans FTW
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Beautiful light and motion, and catching all that within the water reflections as well. Bravo, well done!
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MikaniaCHobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!
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ChlorophylltheleafStudent Digital Artist
Oh! My! D8
So beautiful! TT^TT
It's really realistic! :"D
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CAT-J55885522Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done
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Reminds me of a beautiful ballet.
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FishimishHobbyist Digital Artist
Love the lighting :3
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Amazing work in every way :clap:
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amazing lighting!!!
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Great Love this image.
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Absolutely marvelous
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one word: jawdrop
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