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11 Sep 2011 11:19AM
Welcome and an excellent introduction. Very rarely do we get an opportunity to catch this kind of action, usually all over before we get hold of the camera. A great start to photography.Grin

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perkyjude 5 46 11 England
11 Sep 2011 11:28AM
Wow - certainly an incredible moment. A nice shot, slightly soft but you could sharpen this with a touch of editing, colours are a bit muted, have you tried tweaking up the contrast a little to really bring out the details? Welcome to the site Derek, hope you end up enjoying it and learning from it as much as I do. - Jude
Misteree 10 2 Australia
11 Sep 2011 11:32AM
A great capture of nature at work.
11 Sep 2011 11:53AM
You jammy devil, have been waiting years for a shot like that, but nothing. Could enhance the colouring just a little, but otherwise a little cracker.

norton 12 6 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 12:42PM
Its a great record of raw nature at its best, well done on getting the shot.
I wonder did you take the photo through glass, your window or patio door, because that would explain some of the reason there is a lack of contrast and colour to the image. None the less it is a superb capture with great detail, welcome to E.P.Z.................

alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2011 2:42PM
Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy the experience, and I'm sure you will. An excellent grab shot where the drama offsets the slight lack of sharpness.
11 Sep 2011 7:17PM
Could have been a little sharper, but you don't have chance to fiddle about when you are presented with this oportunity.
19 Jul 2012 3:11PM
It is rare to see such an action ... Great shot, although I feel very sorry for this starling ...
Wendyp 4 England
21 Jul 2012 3:02PM
Brilliant shot and well spotted.

Tibetan 4 3 England
22 Jul 2012 10:35AM
Unusual to say the least that the starling is still alive! normally they are dead on impact, great shot best I have seen for a long time, regards Leon. welcome to EPZ have fun.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
26 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Great timing for a brilliant shot
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
29 Jul 2012 8:29AM
Great capture.
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 9:02PM
Smile Lovely photo and great image- glad he got away! .
Tibetan 4 3 England
29 Dec 2012 1:42PM
Would like to see some more of your photo's even if this one is hard to follow, hope you had a good Christmas, wishing you a happy new year, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 7:41AM
This is an excellent photo !! Very well captured !Grin
Brilliant spot on. Will
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 8:56AM
Very nice timing...

Well done..

User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 9:18AM
Super capture.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
4 Feb 2013 10:00AM
Certainly good timing with this one
Regards Richard
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 2:58PM
Great image, welcome to EPZ, i hope you pick up lots of tips ,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
above all have fun!!!
Ali GrinGrinGrin
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 3:31PM
WOW! thats superb, once in a lifetime shot Derek. Well captured.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
5 Feb 2013 6:13AM
Thanks for your comment and vote on my upload Derek!
You have me confused! You put up such a wonderful capture as this, which many a wildlife photographer would be very happy to have in his portfolio, you get many positive responses, then you disappear for over a year! Hope you're back with us permanently this time, and looking forward to seeing what your shooting these days.
Rgds., Jim
footloose 5 1 England
5 Feb 2013 10:41AM
Brutal nature, great shot.
5 Feb 2013 8:25PM
wow .. now thats being in the right place at the right time Smile
8 Feb 2013 1:13AM
Terrific capture+++
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 8:36AM
Wow......,,, that's some capture, outstanding.

10 Feb 2013 9:19AM
Great timing!

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
11 Feb 2013 7:52PM
Remarkable image and great timing on your part. I spend a great amount of time making sure the local Sparrowhawk doesn't get to feature in images such as this but can only admire your ability in capturing this.

tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 10:18AM
Welcome back Derek.Smile
13 Feb 2013 12:24PM
Welcome! A superb, opportune capture. Well done! Am glad the Starling escaped though! Look forward to seeing more of your shots SmileSmile

ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
13 Feb 2013 4:34PM
Welcome to the site. Well done on an excellent photo Grin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Feb 2013 8:06PM
You have done so well to get this shot. Slightly soft on focus which I would say is almost certainly due to the excitement of the moment and thats something most of us would be prone to. Under the circumstances I would not dream of criticising.GrinGrinGrin

nb. Welcome to the site.
15 Feb 2013 9:11PM
Wow excellent capture,well done..Lin
17 Feb 2013 1:57PM
Brilliant capture.
Humblebee 4 1 England
17 Feb 2013 5:48PM
An amazing capture, wildlife in reality, look forward to seeing lots more of your images ... Carol Grin
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 12:41PM
Awesome capture! Even the slight softness adds a certain old world charm. Welcome to epz.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 8:12AM
Cracking capture Derek - very well done
26 Feb 2013 5:49PM
Fantastic shot Derek but glad the starling escapedSmile
27 Feb 2013 3:49PM
Fantastic capture here.
28 Feb 2013 10:01PM
What can I say. Right place, right time. and quick response. Not the perfect shot technically, but then you know that. Smaal price to pay for such a great opportunity. Congrats-Bob
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
1 Mar 2013 8:01AM
Wow! Right place, right time, WITH camera - that doesn't happen very often!! Smile

A brilliant capture!
19 Jan 2014 9:28PM
Cracking image, well captured.

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