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TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 6:31PM
Great, well-timed shot, Darren.
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 6:34PM
Thanks Tony.

trevrob 8 14 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 7:44PM
quality capture
amazin 12 Ireland
21 Aug 2017 7:56PM
Absolute stunning capture
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 8:25PM
Terrific shot !!....the blaze of action comes out strong in this beauty, with lovely clarity & notch stuff !!.Grin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Aug 2017 9:03PM
Must be your birthday? Have my award to celebrate 😁😁

Sorry it's not wrapped 😁
Richsr 14 91 223 England
21 Aug 2017 9:19PM
A fine capture Darren.
chataignier Plus
8 203 10 France
21 Aug 2017 9:23PM
Fantastic timing and a wonderful shot
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 9:31PM
Thanks for the comments and awards folks, very much appreciated.

Yes Jeff you're right, I'm 21 again Wink

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 9:32PM
A super shot
21 Aug 2017 10:56PM
Well captured.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 807 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2017 11:14PM
What a stunning capture, really top notch
Merlin_k Plus
12 39 13 United States
22 Aug 2017 3:11AM
I've taken on the role of Guest Editor for the week. That means I get to give the Guest Editor award. There are no rules, so I have made up my own. I will give 5 awards each day. Those with watermarks are excluded (I am sorry but they detract from the image). I will look outside my normal genre and consider originality, composition, technical skill etc. That doesn't mean it needs to be perfect in every aspect, it has to speak to me. I am looking at every image posted, not simply relying on the thumbnail, and I shortlist those possible for a final review at the end of the day. And I will comment on all the shortlisted ones, not just those that I give an award to.
I shortlisted this one for further consideration. I am afraid it didn't quite make the final cut. At a time when a heap of kingfisher photos seem to be on the site, this is a great and different shot, perfectly timed. Truth be told I had written this down as one of my five, but then I spotted the watermark. Possibly it's a silly for me to have, but it is one I decided on. However, amazing picture.
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2017 6:50AM
Thanks for all the comments and awards folks.

Merlin, thanks for taking the time for your lengthy comment. Glad you shortlisted my image and at least if you hadn't spotted the watermark until you were going through your final cut it can't have detracted from the image that much.


Merlin_k Plus
12 39 13 United States
22 Aug 2017 12:16PM
To be fair it didn't Darren. You nearly got away with it 😂
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Aug 2017 2:53PM
A stunning well-timed capture, Darren - worthy of my Award even if it didn't quite make GEA! Wink
Trev Smile
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2017 10:43PM
An outstanding capture Darren. Good to see you have your copyright info on it too. Not a distraction at all to my eyes

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2017 1:37PM
Wow an EC, thank you so much.

Thanks all for the comments and votes too.

DavidLaverty 10 820 Northern Ireland
25 Aug 2017 8:43PM
What a stunning image, superb!
Merlin_k Plus
12 39 13 United States
25 Aug 2017 9:14PM
Very well deserved.
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2017 11:51AM
POTW what can I say, chuffed to bits!

Thanks a lot everyone.

sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
28 Aug 2017 7:14PM
Well deserved bud, cracking shot!!!
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
28 Aug 2017 10:41PM
Superbly timed , fantastic image
winger 12 2 United States
30 Aug 2017 12:15PM
Ditto all above....Well done!!!
ChrisV 14 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2017 4:59PM
Some watermarks are downright annoying, but I never mind them when they're as discreet as this one.

An image like this must take a lot of patience as well as skill and technique to nail the focus and freeze enough to realise a razor sharp image. Well deserved POTW.
31 Aug 2017 9:42PM
WOW, simply, WOW!!!
well done darren and i don't see what difference it makes having a watermark on your picture...LONG LIVE THE WATERMARKS !!
rite place, rite time, lots of patience, and worth the lying down is all sorts... cracking shot
BevHadland 14 13 United Kingdom
21 May 2018 9:25PM
Worthy winner Smithy, superb capture this, well done.
starckimages 4 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2018 4:57PM
Something to aspire to !! Great image.

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