Sherrie Russell Meline of Mt. Shasta, California, is the second woman in the history of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest to win. Bruce Miller of Mound MN came in 2nd and Jim Caturia of Cottage Grove MN came in 3rd place in the federal duck stamp competition for next years stamp.
I didn't realize there were three prints on the DU site until I read shrpshtr's post that all were nicely done. I think the second painting looks better as well. Looks more like a photo than a painting! I say that the Drake Shoveler is definately one of the prettiest ducks. Probably a good thing they don't taste as good as a Mallard, otherwise they would be on everyone's "hit-list"!
They look good, but like swamp puppy said, they just had a snow/ross on the stamp a few years ago, and this years stamp looks very similar to the 1978 Merganser stamp. With all the entries, you think they could find something different.