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Thank you very much for c'c on the Little Owl chick - much appreciated.
Thought I'll share another of shot of this Pied Kingfisher with its catch - to me it looks like a sportsman holding up a winners trophy - hence the title - I know some imagination Wink - Ina

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-200mm handheld
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Trophy
Username:Gezina Gezina
Uploaded:12 Jul 2011 - 11:15 AM
Tags:Pilaansberg, Safari, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 11:31 AM

A stunning image, Ina, what a superb capture and presentation. Carol

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 11:45 AM

I quite agree, he looks quite proud of himself.

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Joeblowfromoz
12 Jul 2011 - 11:49 AM

What a shot!! great detail - wonderful composition - just tremendous - Jo

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Fantastic shot Ina - well done !

Chris

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 12:46 PM

Superb - must be pleased with that one!

Fraser

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 12:52 PM

Top quality shot of tue bird and it's catch, Ina: a you say, it's almost as if is holding up it's catch for all to applaud.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 1:27 PM

My first thought was he was holding it up for you to take a picture of. A beautiful capture and a most unusual pose. Awesome............Sandy

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Alandyv8
Alandyv8  31 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 1:30 PM

Brilliant capture,

Mike

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 1:40 PM

wonderful shot

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 1:45 PM

Superb shot, Ina, well captured.
Tony

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 2:21 PM

Brilliantly done super pic

Brian................................................................

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 - 2:27 PM

What a terrific capture
Mavis

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 3:34 PM

He certainly seems to be proudly showing off his catch! Wink A real stunning shot, Ina, love it Smile
Trev Smile

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 4:15 PM

The fish makes it Ina, superb capture in every way.....

Ade

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 5:19 PM

Superb.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 5:38 PM

well it is a trophy to this little bird, fabulous picture Ina

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
12 Jul 2011 - 6:11 PM

Hi Ina this is superb I remember meeting you and saying how pleased I was with my shots then I saw yours, mine didnt get any dinner lol regards gray.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 6:26 PM

I think you are teasing us Ina. Not only is this a superbly focussed and exposed shot but its one that the vast majority of us are never likely to get the chance see for ouselves GrinGrinSmile
Superb shot.
Ron

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Samuel_Aron
12 Jul 2011 - 7:35 PM

Beautiful shot and excellent timing!
Sam.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 7:49 PM

Outstanding, excellent timing and superb detail, Ina, beautifully captured.
Steve.

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Snapitt
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12 Jul 2011 - 8:01 PM

Excellent capture Ina and beautifully presented.

Jane

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janty66
janty66  7 England
12 Jul 2011 - 8:05 PM

WOW, WOW and more WOW..... Grin

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vandalp
vandalp  6
12 Jul 2011 - 8:32 PM

Brillant capture Ina, one of your best I think. Congratulations on getting such a stunning shot.
Vanda

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 8:35 PM

I love this bird - another cracker Ina.Smile
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:15 PM

brilliant shot Ina

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 9:44 AM

Everything about this image is perfect Ina. Superb timing and capture
Richard

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 2:55 PM

Beautifully detailed Ina, the fish isn't smiling though Wink
Geoff.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 7:18 AM

A great shot Ina - a rare moment timed to perfection - nearly as big as the one I caught yesterday!!!!WinkWink

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 - 10:33 AM

Stunning capture Ina.
Alec

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:46 PM

This is an absolute STUNNER, Ina - cannot understand for the life of me why this hasn't qualified for one of the "fancy" awards, so here is mine instead Wink I would dearly love to have this image in my PF !!
Sylvia

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 6:56 PM

A fantastic capture Ina, the kingfisher is posing so proudly for you and he is definitely holding his catch aloft like a trophy

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celestun
celestun  1129 forum posts United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 10:50 PM

Wow, you must be thrilled with this shot. Truly impressed!

Tim

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