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Whilst in a bird hide, I heard a dreadful squealing sound and assumed the Sparrowhawk had made a kill. To my amasement, it was a Stoat, in the midst of a kill. On pressing the shutter for a second shot, the Stoat escaped with the Rat.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Nov 2012 - 6:39 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Stoat and the Rat
Username:jcorn3 jcorn3
Uploaded:13 Nov 2012 - 7:55 PM
Tags:Rats, Stoats, Uk mammals, Weasel family, Wildlife / nature
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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
13 Nov 2012 - 7:59 PM

Wow what a excellent shot.
jj

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:00 PM

An amazing capture - right place, right time! Smile

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BrianSS
BrianSS e2 Member 8353 forum postsBrianSS vcard England35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:08 PM

Wow what a shot, well done!

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mille19
mille19 e2 Member 8mille19 vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 8:09 PM

Brilliant !!!

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
13 Nov 2012 - 8:47 PM

fantastic gruesome but nature in the raw

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD e2 Member 3EASTFIELD vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 8:53 PM

Very caught, what a moment.well done

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:56 PM

Yikes! Well caught. Gruesome, but doing what comes naturally.

Lavina

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stu8fish
stu8fish e2 Member 2stu8fish vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

Yea, that`s a killer shot of an awesome predator.
Nice.SmileSmileSmile

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ImageProducer
ImageProducer e2 Member 6ImageProducer vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 9:34 PM

what a great shot.nice to see something different.superb timing.well done.Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 9:39 PM

Excellent shot, JC, well captured.
Tony

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 10:57 PM

Great capture. Well done.

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Tars
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13 Nov 2012 - 11:11 PM

Awesome shot.

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neonknight
neonknight e2 Member 10neonknight vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 6:17 AM

Thats a great shot some people are never lucky enogh to ever see a stoat let alone capture on in the process of a kill great image,John.

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:19 AM

A difficult thing to see, let alone get such a great shot.

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