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Old 11-03-2013, 03:57 AM
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Flood Plain Stalker

We had 2 serious floods a while back and with them we got 1000's of unexpected visitors. I made this crane to remember something positive about the floods. it is 7 foot high.







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Old 11-03-2013, 03:18 PM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

"How high's the water, Mama?"

Are those the birds that can walk around on Lily pads? Sleek form.
You've held a moment of motion. Something I quite admire.
I can imagine that they had quite the feed on high ground.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

You are a miracle worker with scrap. You somehow make it look as though the scrap was custom made for your piece.

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:50 AM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

Thank you Robson and Raspero

These birds are amazing to watch, whilst on the ground they stalk through the shallows and find a spot for the food to come to them . I saw one spend all day over a narrow (6") stream of water eating small crustaceans and fish fingerling as they passed the bird .These birds stand 3 foot high so cant stand on lilly pads ... a bit heavy for that .
..........But in the air they are the most elegant flyers I have seen . Their wing ratio to body is like that of an albatross so they can glide at very low speed .they land like a ballet dancer with precision and poise almost in slow motion............a. magnificent treat for the observer.

Richard .......Yes the scrap pieces are very close to spec. I found the wing pieces first . They are such a beautiful shape . that gave me the scale of the remaining parts to search for . The digits on the feet are a bit big but such a
interesting shape.... so I had to use them . The neck pieces were a good find also they are the "Ripper" shanks off a road grader, the natural wear pattern from their use followed the irregularities of the neck very well i think .
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:58 PM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

Great sculpture.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:09 PM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

I like that too, it really does have the "form", as said, it looks like the peices were made for it,..they are beuatiful birds in real life too.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:11 AM
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Thank you Forge and Garry.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:49 AM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

Another great sculpture.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:34 AM
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Thank you Dries
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

Very nice piece, I would not have junk in the photo with it.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:18 AM
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Re: Flood Plain Stalker

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Very nice piece, I would not have junk in the photo with it.
Thank you Nosarajir ! That is not junk they are uncut diamonds.
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