Tooth and Claw

By Maddie
I had my first trip to Donna Nook on saturday and had a great time, it was absolutely freezing and snowing but well worth getting cold for and the drive up there.

It was lovely to meet new people, even if it was just to say hi, and i missed a couple of people i would love to have time Smile

This picture i thought showed something a little different from Donna Nook, the mother on the left fighting off the Bull who was showing an interest in her, she was really going for him biting into his skin, all the time looking back and checking on her baby who was trying to move away appearing quite scared with what was going on.

A wonderful experience, i wanted to go back sunday morning but got snowed in!

Thanks for your time Smile

Tags: General Seals Close-up and macro Donna nook Wildlife and nature

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AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
24 Nov 2008 10:04AM
Baby ....Baby........Pmsl Wink


P.S Was great to meet you both....I had icicles on my hat!

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Wooly 11 112 4 England
24 Nov 2008 10:06AM
Great shot Maddie, I like the crop.

It was a fun day despite the terrible weather and it was nice to finally meet you and Mr H.

paulsteds 12 123 England
24 Nov 2008 10:11AM
Hell this is good large. The detail is superb, I can almost see what they had for breakfast.
You must have been very close.
LesF 10 182 9
24 Nov 2008 10:17AM
Stunning viewed large Maddie superb detail.

Stace 8 2 2 England
24 Nov 2008 10:21AM
Great image, super crop

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 10:33AM
thank you Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
24 Nov 2008 10:42AM
This is a real winner Maddie - shows real aggression - super detail and it makes a great pano.
24 Nov 2008 10:42AM
Good image, well lit and a very nice title to go with it.

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
24 Nov 2008 11:06AM
Cracking detail Maddie...good to see you again Smile
POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 11:10AM
I wish Keith would wear a cozzy its put me off me doughnut's lol.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
24 Nov 2008 11:19AM
Beautiful capture Maddie.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
24 Nov 2008 11:55AM
Pleased to give my User Award to this one Maddie.
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
24 Nov 2008 12:11PM
This is different, it really looks better when viewed large, emphasising the tension / aggresion, it doesn't show how cold it was. But I don't know if I can take you seriously again after seeing that hat Wink
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 12:29PM
lol at least it kept my head warm Nick, and no one takes me seriously anyway Wink

If anyone was there at Donna Nook on saturday i was the little one with the the cat face hat!!!! Smile

Thank you very much for your user award Bri Smile

Pooch he's a beast lol

Thank you everyone Smile
v8dunc 10 333 4 Scotland
24 Nov 2008 12:44PM
Really nice Maddie

Cheers Duncan
keithh Plus
13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Nov 2008 1:11PM
Now that is the Dog's B******S

Totally original in it's format and I'll be giving it a Pork Pie when I can and I always said I wouldn't give you one.
ValSaxby Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 1:11PM
Lovely shot Maddie, would love to have met you I was there Friday and Saturday, a wonderful place even if it was freezing. still will be back there again next year.

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 1:15PM
i want more than a pork pie ....thank you Smile

Typical Val we should have worn name badges, everyone was wrapped up well, i cant wait to go back.

Thanks all Smile
Mjhearne 10 432 4 Scotland
24 Nov 2008 1:18PM
Haha this is comical! Nice crop too!

Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Nov 2008 1:21PM

Quote:I want more than a pork pie

Now now... keep that in private please, this is a family forum place...
keithh Plus
13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Nov 2008 1:24PM
Now you know you'll just say that and then pass the baton to the rest of them, trouble causer.

I could possibly run to a sausage roll.
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 1:28PM
Just goes to show your mind Cole i was being very sensible in what i meant Smile

24 Nov 2008 1:38PM
A super shot Maddie, well timed.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
24 Nov 2008 2:07PM
Like the details and excellent timing Maddie - great image.
Regards Richard.
oll1e Plus
9 57 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 2:25PM
haha reminds me of someone i know ,great image maddie
Ray42 8 3 England
24 Nov 2008 3:09PM
Good shot - good composition, well timed and taken and the crop adds to the picture. Viewed large is best to appreciate the detail.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
24 Nov 2008 3:17PM
sealed with a kiss Wink

DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 125 England
24 Nov 2008 3:22PM
It's a Seal-O-Rama and well worthy of a couple of sausage rolls if you ask me.
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 3:23PM
oohh thank you Jouko Wink

thanks for the award Ray Smile

Just need some pickle now Dave.....

thanks everyone Smile
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
24 Nov 2008 4:00PM
Superb capture Maddie
24 Nov 2008 4:25PM
Would not like to come between those 2
nice one
24 Nov 2008 5:08PM
Superb detail Maddie...hope to catch up with you ,when it's warmer!!! Wink
keithh Plus
13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Nov 2008 5:41PM
you will have to wait two days for your award from me as i have already used this months quota!
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
24 Nov 2008 6:14PM
What !!! baby... after all that persuading & the attention grabbing comments from you Wink...worked though !!
A bit different Maddie,love him giving her the glad eye,she's certainly having none of his messing around !Aggressive so & so's aren't they ?
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 6:24PM
i got some babies to come janet thought this was a bit different, she managed to stick up for herself luckily.

thanks all Smile
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
24 Nov 2008 6:37PM
Nature at work Maddie, a struggle even in good times. Good behavioural image. Ron.
trissie 10 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 7:01PM
A great capture Maddie, superb detail.

Gaz_H 10 150 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 8:14PM
Fantastic capture Maddie.
wamp 10 276 8 England
24 Nov 2008 8:35PM
The expression on her face looks like she means business! The crop works very nicely too Smile

24 Nov 2008 9:10PM
Superb capture. Sylvia
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
24 Nov 2008 10:00PM
Original, - different in format and content to the usual seal shots
- stunning clarity and detail and really catches the mood and action
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
24 Nov 2008 11:13PM
Now my title would have been "Mr & Mrs" , just need Derek Batey Wink

Hope you are well, Ma'am, about time we got that mic going again Grin

F x
25 Nov 2008 11:10AM
'Not tonight, I have a headache, I'm still breast feeding', etc. etc....

HowardA 10 231
25 Nov 2008 7:40PM
Love the crop. Wouldn't want to mess with him - or her for that matter. Top timing.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 8:12PM
Great timing on the action Maddie.

martin.w 14 464 22 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 8:53PM
The large version is stunning, very well captured indeed Maddie Smile
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 11:14PM
That wicked look in his eye definitely reminds me of someoneSmile
Super natural history shot, excellent timing and a good crop.
whipspeed Plus
12 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 3:02PM
Nice one Maddie. Hoping to get up there soon.
keithh Plus
13 25.3k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Nov 2008 4:59PM
Gave it my award as well......should have got an EC in my the very least.
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 8:16PM
Lovely clarity and detail,superb capture.................

Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
28 Nov 2008 8:23AM
The crop has certainly drawn all the attention to the two subjects.

Fine work and deserves all the attention this shot has had.

Pegon 11 78 1 England
28 Nov 2008 4:36PM
A brilliant capture and presentation Maddie.
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 12:16AM
Superbly sharp and composed Maddie ..... timed to perfection!

IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 12:43PM
Priceless, Maddie, and superbly timed. The detail is extraordinary and the light reflecting off the mother' particularly striking.
18 Dec 2008 10:43PM
Super capture, as Flindt says, priceless!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Dec 2008 3:47PM
A brilliant wildlife image, the expressions are terrific

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