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VENKAT
04-04-2011, 01:58 AM
The obvious choice for "O" is Owl or Ostrich. Many have done Owl before me
and Ostrich with its long and thin legs and neck will take away a lot of space
So I decided on Oriole - a black naped one.
I was spending a lot of my time watching another WC for the past six weeks ,where our nation's pride is involved . Happily India emerged triumphant and it is all celebrations all over the country .We are now No.1 in both formats of the Game. There was hope when the two strong contestants,OZ and SA, made early exit . Patrick will be disappointed but can take comfort in that SA can claim a share in the glory with Gary Kirsten being in the team, as a coach. This is just an aside .
Now on I will be able to devote more time to WC forums and I will be trying to finish the Bird series much earlier than originally planned

Thanks for Viewing

Venkat
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Garbonzo
04-04-2011, 02:03 AM
Great choice of birds and great work once again. He looks very intent on something.

PatrickHedges
04-04-2011, 03:35 AM
Love the bird Venkat.

By the way #1, did you know that on world cup final night you couldn't find a taxi in Adelaide :lol: I think 70-80% of our taxi drivers are Indian and they were all watching the cricket. I say good on you, you were the best team and deserved the victory and I have to say I'm delighted for Sachin especially since it crowns a magnificent career.

By the way #2, we used to have Golden Orioles in Africa and you could hardly ever see them because they would "throw" their voice. You would swear it was in a tree in front of you but it would be behind you! Weird huh!

artofnature
04-04-2011, 04:47 AM
Oooh it's Monday and time for Venkats next bird. This one is so lovely venkat. They just keep getting betterer and betterer. I espcially like the colouring on this bird. I have never seen one of these. Thanks for showing us

annamelia
04-04-2011, 06:58 AM
Gorgeous bird and work Venkat.

Rodman
04-04-2011, 07:47 AM
Venkat. I love the coloring on this one.....TOO. another prize in this series.

Congratulations on your countries win.

Harry Seymour
04-04-2011, 08:49 AM
Wow--that yellow really pops. Beautifully done.

fire angel
04-04-2011, 10:36 AM
Another beautiful piece!!

FoggyMountain
04-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Yes, I love the coloring on this one also. Spendid work.

VENKAT
04-04-2011, 01:37 PM
Patrick Interesting fact about Golden Oriole. Yes Sachin is our Icon -. a modern day Bradman
Harold , Lesley , Judy ,Rod-man,Harry, Greg, Lynn Thank you all for your nice words of appreciation
Venkat

Diana Lee
04-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Very, very cool! Again you have done a wonderful job on the coloring!!!

Diana

birdlover
04-04-2011, 02:18 PM
What a beautiful bird. I like the colors also. Good choice for o.

Obedec
04-04-2011, 02:50 PM
Love the work on the feathers! Another beautiful piece.

lorna12
04-05-2011, 02:24 PM
I missed this one and went looking for it. The coloring really is wonderful...that shade of yellow is perfect for this lovely bird...it almost sparkles!

Congrats on your country's win!:clap:

MuttHut
04-05-2011, 02:49 PM
Oh another lovely one Venkat, just great.

Wendy

Diane Cutter
04-06-2011, 10:10 AM
This journey through the alphabet has been wonderful. I'm always curious to see what the next letter brings and you never disappoint...

Diane

Buggin3
04-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Another great piece, Venkat!! I've always liked the colors of Orioles. We see the Baltimore Oriole here during the summer. I've never seen this species though. Very cool!

SammyH
04-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Venkat, I love your rendition of this bright little bird. Well done!