THE 2017 VIRGINIA MIGRATORY WATERFOWL CONSERVATION STAMP
The 2017 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp features a pair of Ring-necked Ducks. The artwork, entitled “Winter Ringbills” is the creation of Virginia artist Guy Crittenden, and is his sixth winning entry in the Virginia competition. Ring-necked ducks, often called “Ringbills” by sportsmen, are small diving ducks that are found wintering in good numbers on ponds and impoundments throughout Virginia. “In this painting, I intended to show some of the beautiful feathering of the species while keeping a realistic and simple composition. These are hardy, cold weather birds, and I wanted to make the water a cool, winter blue. The male Ring-necked duck is distinguished by its handsome head with irridecent purple and beautiful bill markings.
"Spoonbills" is Guy Crittenden's winning image in the 2017 Michigan Waterfowl Stamp competition. The print series will be published by Michigan Duck Hunters Association, but Guy is able to offer...