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ePHOTOzine's Photo Of The Week Winner

Here's why this week's Photo Of The Week won the accolade.

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'Gotcha!' by Steve_S

ePHOTOzine member Steve_S has been crowned this week's Photo of the Week (POTW) winner.

The POTW is picked by ePHOTOzine's founder and Editorial Director, Peter Bargh, once a week and here's why he thought Steve_S' photo, 'Gotcha!', was a worthy winner:

"This shot of a kingfisher catching its next meal is extraordinarily good. It demonstrates exceptional technical control of equipment to maximize the moment, providing a nature photograph at its best. Not only has Steve managed to freeze the moment by using a fast shutter speed and split second timing, he's also ensured the background is totally uncluttered to give a clean surround. This relatively muted colour has allowed the frozen water droplets to appear clearly as a secondary element, all adding to the action packed aspect of this scene.

Most of us would struggle to photograph one of these birds on a stick, so this example takes things to a new incredibly hard to obtain level, especially as the bird is so sharp in the frame too."

POTW winners now receive a £100 (Plus £15 p&p) voucher from Albelli - the Photo Book experts. Take a look at the Photo of the Week Gallery where all shots that have received the award are displayed.

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GarethRobinson 15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2013 1:01PM
A fantastic natural history image, the dedication to get shots like this is very demanding and time consuming, but in the end very rewarding. Well done Steve.

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