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A Fine Romance !

By WindowonWildlife    
A Fine Romance !

Thank You All for the votes,comments & clicks on the Egret with Catch,as always greatly appreciated.

All the Best

Tags: River Kingfisher Dorset Stour Mating Alcedo atthis Wildlife and nature WindowOnWildlife Dean Mason

Voters: Jat_Riski, whipspeed, stretch123 and 261 more

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5 Apr 2012 6:16PM
brilliant just brilliant

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Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 6:16PM
Just amazing capture, the time and effort you must put into these shots, I congratulate you.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Apr 2012 6:24PM

5 Apr 2012 6:26PM
What a great photo got just about everything
5 Apr 2012 6:26PM

orts 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 6:27PM
Fantastic Shot!
evelen 13 5 England
5 Apr 2012 6:29PM
wonderful capture .
5 Apr 2012 6:30PM
Fantastic capture.
5 Apr 2012 6:32PM
Excellent capture, fantastic shot!!
kenraw 8 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 6:41PM
Super sharp capture! Great shot
9 10 10 England
5 Apr 2012 6:47PM
A very fine capture.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
5 Apr 2012 6:57PM
Outstanding Dean!!!.....Shame I'm not GE again, because you'd have an award for this one matey....

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
5 Apr 2012 6:58PM
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
5 Apr 2012 7:04PM
A very fine shot, I hope you get loads of recognition for it. Well done Dean.

Cor 9 Belgium
5 Apr 2012 7:09PM
What a cracker. SUPERB 10+++++
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
5 Apr 2012 7:12PM
I went to I've you a UA but I can't for a couple of days ..... so take this as one.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 7:17PM
FANTASTIC!!!!!! Dean
cuffit Plus
11 323 5 England
5 Apr 2012 7:23PM
Can I be the 30th or thereabouts; what a brilliant catch - so to speak. If I can award soemthing I will but have not figured it out yet. Chris
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
5 Apr 2012 7:23PM
delighted to provide the vote

cuffit Plus
11 323 5 England
5 Apr 2012 7:25PM
Forgot to add the vote! Chris
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 7:46PM
Oh well doneGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Apr 2012 7:57PM
Wow. Timing couldn't be better
Scooby10 8 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 7:57PM
Stunning capture.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 8:12PM
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 8:19PM
A really super capture.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
5 Apr 2012 8:27PM
Wonderful - Need I say more.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Apr 2012 8:36PM
Amazing Dean. Detail is stunning. Short listed. Congrats on all your well deserved awards.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 8:40PM
Wow !!!...incredible shot !!!!......."Picture of the Year" I reckon ????????
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
5 Apr 2012 8:43PM
Fabulous Dean - great moment - great image.
AJG Plus
9 6 Scotland
5 Apr 2012 8:49PM
Took my breath away! FANTASTIC!
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 9:04PM
Blimey! This is absolutely brilliant - really first class - I can only imagine how difficult this was to get, so many congratulations.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 9:09PM
Took my breath away, too, and deserves all of those User Awards...and more!!!!!
PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 9:10PM
Amazing capture Dean! Congrats on so many well deserved UAs Grin
5 Apr 2012 9:12PM
Bloody amazing mate!!

yaco 7 Ireland
5 Apr 2012 10:17PM
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 10:25PM
I can not ever remember seeing so many awards on a photo and rightly so, this is perhaps the photo of the year so far, amazing

LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2012 10:50PM
Top notch Grin

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:40AM
Amazing capture - congratulations on its many awards SmileSmileSmileSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 7:47AM
The awards say it all ....
A true winner
6 Apr 2012 7:56AM
Excellent capture well done with all the awards.Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
6 Apr 2012 10:42AM
Many congrats Dean Wink
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 11:27AM
Brilliant shot, Dean - if I hadn't already used my UA, this would have got it!!!
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2012 12:15PM
hope you have a big mantlepiece for all the awards Smile
absolutely stunning!!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
6 Apr 2012 12:47PM
Photo of the week by a country mile.Superb.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 12:54PM
A beautiful capture, stunning.

6 Apr 2012 3:23PM
A wonderful capture,fantastic, one of the best Kingfisher photo's I have ever seen. Brilliant.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 5:33PM
Got to be the best yet Dean, congrats on all your awardsSmileSmileSmileSmileTongueTongueWinkWink
6 Apr 2012 5:45PM
Hi Dean only voting at the moment, but this is perfection
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:17PM
best kingfisher capture ive see in my lifetime !
i would give you my user award if i new how to!
Excellent shot nice to see action shots of kingfishers
6 3 8 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:46PM
You deserve every award that comes your way! If anyone is having a bad day they should just look at your portfolio and things will seem a little better.Smile
cleg 8 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 10:28PM
Alright mate ,that's it .Sold all my gear and bought a canoe!!!!!!!!!
just stunning,what ever is coming next.
6 Apr 2012 11:15PM
Top shot Dean !!! Love it.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
7 Apr 2012 10:03AM
Best i've ever seen Dean, POTW coming and shortlisted mate
7 Apr 2012 10:47AM
I Really do want to express my sincere thanks to you all for the interest & comments regarding this image.As you all know I spend much of my time by the river,sometimes fruitless & sometimes rewarding ,one never knows what a 12 hour day will bring.
Watching this unfold was a very special moment for me & i'm glad I managed to capture a few images to share,despite the heart palpitations and quivering hands Tongue

The UA's as always are most appreciated and THANK YOU All for giving.......It makes it all worthwhile.

Very Best Wishes
julesm 14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 12:49PM
7 Apr 2012 8:22PM
wow what a shot dserves all the acolades you've been given should also be seen on the front of a magazine or at least on a big canvas on your wall
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 8:32PM
Truly outstanding, Dean.
So well deserving of the many accolades displayed here - congratulations.
rvoller 6 33 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 9:37PM
very nice
Ingleman 11 9 4
7 Apr 2012 10:51PM
There is a lot of mediocre work posted on epz...which is why I am not uploading just now!! Once in a while a truly exceptional image appears and I pause a while and wonder....what would I need to do to ever get near to a shot as good as this. Utterly brilliant!
RU553DG3 6 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:59AM
Speechless . . .
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Apr 2012 8:28PM
An outstanding image Dean, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received. All your patience and perseverance has come to fruition here
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 10:25PM
Looking at the comments you have received on this great image leaves me little to say except you deserve all the awards you get. Pleased to have discovered your amazing portfolio
JohnoP 12 2
8 Apr 2012 11:43PM
It has all been said above Dean - well done! (Cleg's comment made me smile! Tongue) John
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 11:04AM
Congrats Dean on POTW
9 Apr 2012 1:27PM
Many congrats, Dean a truly stunning shot, well deserved for all the time you put in there, a beauty of a shot, well done
Congrats from me too - great shot and getting all it deserves Grin

cheeky 12 4 England
9 Apr 2012 4:50PM
I'm just gobsmacked.....Thanks for sharing.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 4:59PM
Amazing picture Dean. Well done.

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
9 Apr 2012 5:01PM
Award winning photography Dean...congrats on it all. This will get you national recognition if it aint done allready. Neeed to get it entered intoi the rteally big comps!!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 5:09PM
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 5:55PM
Fantastic capture Dean and congrats with the awards.
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 6:53PM
Brilliant shot!
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
9 Apr 2012 8:35PM
Awesome!!! The French kiss.Grin
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 9:11PM
it's a long way down here to add anything that has not been added already.
An absolute awesome image well timed and captured.

12 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 9:15PM
Think this image has won the most awards ever. Am not a wildlife or bird photographer, but this is brilliant.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
9 Apr 2012 9:17PM
Wow Dean, absolutely awesome, your awards are so well deserved! Smile
My congrats too!

Sarah *
ESP 11 26 England
9 Apr 2012 9:43PM
An amazing capture of nature at it's finest

We could wait a lifetime to catch such a stunning image

Well done for your patience ....but mainly your suberb skills Smile


davidcollins 12 108 1 Scotland
9 Apr 2012 9:45PM
yup a lifetime shot very well done or there could be more?
lets hope so
regards david
meniko 7 Cyprus
9 Apr 2012 9:59PM
YEAH! its really breathtaking!
10 Apr 2012 6:57AM
Fantastic shot Smile
Tom-Melton 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 11:04AM
ammazing shot got the impresion people like this one lol.joking aside what an amazing capture,a wildlife photographers dream....Congratulations
10 Apr 2012 10:07PM
Superb!! Definitely got the WOW factor.
Great shot. Congratulations on capturing such an inspiring image. Keep up the great work!
denbo 7 England
11 Apr 2012 8:19AM
Well done its so wonderful and such lovely lovely shot.Wink
jgmford 11 England
11 Apr 2012 12:56PM
Stunning close up capture, very well timed deserve all your votes, absolutly fab Photo well deserved time spent. JeffWinkWinkGrin
11 Apr 2012 5:08PM
This is absolutely outstanding, simply stunning photography. I have to congratulate you and give my award as well.
OUTSTANDING picture !!!
11 Apr 2012 6:34PM
Fantastic shot!!!!!
jameswburke 16 13 Ireland
11 Apr 2012 7:13PM
Beautiful image! v
11 Apr 2012 8:43PM
Milvus 11 168 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 9:44PM
Absolutely superb. Wonderful photo.
flimk 12
12 Apr 2012 11:35AM
I just envy you. Wonderful shot. May I know what was the shuttle speed and aperture and iso you used. Thanks.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 8:16PM
great seeing all those awards on the page lol

Not a bad pic either Wink
12 Apr 2012 8:29PM
Superb capture,
13 Apr 2012 10:55AM
HSTONEY222 10 20 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 3:02PM

15 Apr 2012 5:24PM
Great Shot BUT were the hell did u capture this, im sure u have been to the sanctuary!
dpjoiner 9 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2012 6:34PM
Fabulous shot well done !!!
MartPics 12 7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2012 6:51PM
Don't think I've seen an image with so many user awards, well done!

agingrocker 9 15 1
15 Apr 2012 6:53PM
Absolutely superb Dean
15 Apr 2012 7:37PM
Beautiful Smile
lfc1892 6 3
16 Apr 2012 8:46AM
INcredible shot. Beautifully composed, perfectly timed, gorgeous bokeh, pin sharp and great interaction between the two birds. Perfect.
HowieR 7 20 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 9:00AM
Truly stunning !
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Apr 2012 1:15PM
Sorry I missed this many congrats on all the awards and POTW
Regards Richard
crocnt 8
22 Apr 2012 5:14PM
Fantastic shot and beautiful colour.
28 Apr 2012 11:03AM
What can be said that hasn't already been expressed! Only, perhaps, that every now and again you see an image that stops you in your tracks and takes your breath away. This is just such an image. Incredible work and well-deserving of the multitude of awards from talented togs.
7 May 2012 5:48PM
Brilliant, absolutely marvelous!!
milky 14 Wales
8 Jun 2012 4:40AM
Excellent work--------Gary(milky)
f8 14 9.2k 22 England
15 Jun 2012 11:21PM
A great nature shot,well done.
17 Jun 2012 7:26PM
brilliant photo. well caught
23 Aug 2012 5:24AM
Excellent capture
11 Sep 2012 11:06AM
Lovely, wonderful photograph!!
awesome,amazing superb shot. all the words have been used i think. Smile this is the best kingfisher image i have ever seen. Smile
part of a stunning gallery of images. inspiring........Wink
21 Dec 2012 7:06PM
Great Loving Moment...Excellent capture...once all "Awesome"
silverfox11 Junior Member 5 England
4 Mar 2013 11:45AM
one of the best photographs I have seen of a kingfisher great picture
Raamir 4
13 Aug 2013 7:20PM
Height of AWSOMENESS Grin
26 Aug 2014 8:54PM
WOW top photography.

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