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A little bit of fun for the May Bank Holiday weekend.

We had a trip out today to the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the Water.
Whilst there we took a trip around Birdland, taking our King Charles Cavalier, Ruby, with us.

She was fascinated by the collection of birds, none more so than the King Penguins, who found her equally fascinating.

I saw the chance to get this quirky shot and had to wait a while, but in the end I think it was worth it.

So here is the Meeting of Royalty, a KING Penguin and our QUEENof the Cavalier breed,

Oh, and seconds after these were taken, the Penguin swam back to the surface, and splashed water over the side of the tank with it's flipper, getting us wet with fishy water.....one up to the birds!!.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:King and Queen
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:3 May 2009 - 7:36 PM
Tags:General, Humour / fun, Pets / captive animals
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 7:41 PM

Excellent captures, Phil. Carol

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motorsportpictures

What a beautiful capture.
Scott

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:08 PM

Oh wow superb wonderful image absolutely love this one very well timed
Alexa

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:08 PM

Absolutely brilliant pair of captures.
Steve.

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:22 PM

Fantastic!

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:24 PM

love it.lesley

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:34 PM

So, you can take dogs into Birdland?
Never been there myself, nor Cotsworld, but I will, one day.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
3 May 2009 - 8:48 PM

Anunusual but very attracive photo. Great fun + interest. JNC

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 8:49 PM

Absolute belter Phil, no hesitation in giving my UA, one of those million to one shots. Wink
Stewart

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SKETCHER68
3 May 2009 - 8:54 PM

werth the wait, great pics. S

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 9:19 PM

Many thanks everybody, Stewart, Big thank you for your award, I'm honoured.

Cole, the lady on the gate said Dog's welcome as long as well behaved and kept on a lead....as you can see I used a bit of artistic licence and photoshoped Ruby's lead out of this shot.

Phil

Last Modified By phil_j at 3 May 2009 - 9:35 PM

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fatmod  8 England
3 May 2009 - 9:23 PM

super shots

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jimmypaton
3 May 2009 - 9:55 PM

fantastic
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macdaniel
macdaniel  8 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 9:58 PM

extraordinary and excellent; I guess you must have been thrilled with the result and right you were.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 9:58 PM

Now this is a bit different Phil. Great idea and both images have turned out well. Think I just prefer the the comp of V2.
Brian.

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rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2009 - 10:34 PM

Excellnt Phil, saw the potential. Ron.

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freespiritscotland

Love this, very unique composition.
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J_O  7
3 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

Fab!

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 12:08 AM

Fabulous Phil.... love these

Jon

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 1:21 AM

Very pressed for time just now, but I am glad I looked in, This is wonderful!
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bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Well deserved Phil.

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4 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Congratulations on the HC Phil.
Brian.

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conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

Great shot of a unique meeting!

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phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 1:07 PM

Many, many thanks to everybody for their kind words, and of course a special thank you to the Epz team for the HC award.

I am so pleased that you like this shot so much.

Phil

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franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 1:31 PM

These are brilliant.

Ken

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VinceJones
4 May 2009 - 6:02 PM

What an amazing image Phil. For me, this is one of the best photographs I have ever seen & very different from the norm.

An amazing moment captured!!!

Vince

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4 May 2009 - 6:59 PM

this is brill, love the curiosity in both animals.
Tracy

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Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 7:27 PM

Truly magical..

Mal

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podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 9:57 PM

Not a pair you see every day, nice one.

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Campbell  5 Scotland
4 May 2009 - 10:11 PM

Fabulous images...Very unusual pairing. Wonderful!!
Peter

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carterart  1074 forum posts United Kingdom
4 May 2009 - 10:29 PM

Got to love this.

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4 May 2009 - 11:31 PM

Congrats on the awards... these are excellent..

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viscostatic
5 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

Great fun - good to see something different.

Phil.

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PeelNStick
5 May 2009 - 12:10 PM

This is excellent.

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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 - 8:16 PM

Absolutely great
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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 8:37 PM

A fabulous fun shot Phil, glad to see that this one has gained recognition from the powers that be

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