Recently, I had the following very cool e-mail from Northern California artist Michael Chamberlain (http://www.chamberlainpaintings.com/). "Love your photos! I'm writing to ask permission to use one of your duck photos as inspiration for a painting I plan on doing. I want to paint ducks (I had one when I was a kid), but I don't have any nearby to refer to."
Naturally, I said "yes." This is his painting and my original image that he used for inspiration.
I am very flattered!