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King and Queen

By phil_j  
A little bit of fun for the May Bank Holiday weekend.

We had a trip out today to the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the Water.
Whilst there we took a trip around Birdland, taking our King Charles Cavalier, Ruby, with us.

She was fascinated by the collection of birds, none more so than the King Penguins, who found her equally fascinating.

I saw the chance to get this quirky shot and had to wait a while, but in the end I think it was worth it.

So here is the Meeting of Royalty, a KING Penguin and our QUEENof the Cavalier breed,

Oh, and seconds after these were taken, the Penguin swam back to the surface, and splashed water over the side of the tank with it's flipper, getting us wet with fishy up to the birds!!.


Tags: General Pets and captive animals Humour and fun

Voters: skewey, janty66, Rubys_mum and 88 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 May 2009 7:41PM
Excellent captures, Phil. Carol

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3 May 2009 7:57PM
What a beautiful capture.
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 8:08PM
Oh wow superb wonderful image absolutely love this one very well timed
Absolutely brilliant pair of captures.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 8:22PM
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 May 2009 8:24PM
love it.lesley
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
3 May 2009 8:34PM
So, you can take dogs into Birdland?
Never been there myself, nor Cotsworld, but I will, one day.
Anunusual but very attracive photo. Great fun + interest. JNC
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
3 May 2009 8:49PM
Absolute belter Phil, no hesitation in giving my UA, one of those million to one shots. Wink
SKETCHER68 10 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2009 8:54PM
werth the wait, great pics. S
phil_j 12 134 4 England
3 May 2009 9:19PM
Many thanks everybody, Stewart, Big thank you for your award, I'm honoured.

Cole, the lady on the gate said Dog's welcome as long as well behaved and kept on a you can see I used a bit of artistic licence and photoshoped Ruby's lead out of this shot.

fatmod 11 22 England
3 May 2009 9:23PM
super shots
jimmypaton 9 19 Scotland
3 May 2009 9:55PM
macdaniel Plus
12 16 3 Netherlands
3 May 2009 9:58PM
extraordinary and excellent; I guess you must have been thrilled with the result and right you were.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
3 May 2009 9:58PM
Now this is a bit different Phil. Great idea and both images have turned out well. Think I just prefer the the comp of V2.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 May 2009 10:34PM
Excellnt Phil, saw the potential. Ron.
Love this, very unique composition.
J_O 10
3 May 2009 11:57PM
4 May 2009 12:08AM
Fabulous Phil.... love these

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 May 2009 1:21AM
Very pressed for time just now, but I am glad I looked in, This is wonderful!
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
4 May 2009 10:59AM
Well deserved Phil.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
4 May 2009 10:59AM
Congratulations on the HC Phil.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
4 May 2009 12:50PM
Great shot of a unique meeting!
phil_j 12 134 4 England
4 May 2009 1:07PM
Many, many thanks to everybody for their kind words, and of course a special thank you to the Epz team for the HC award.

I am so pleased that you like this shot so much.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 1:31PM
These are brilliant.

VinceJones 13 862 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 6:02PM
What an amazing image Phil. For me, this is one of the best photographs I have ever seen & very different from the norm.

An amazing moment captured!!!

hebdens 12 5
4 May 2009 6:59PM
this is brill, love the curiosity in both animals.
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
4 May 2009 7:27PM
Truly magical..

podgod 14 513 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 9:57PM
Not a pair you see every day, nice one.
Campbell 9 1 Scotland
4 May 2009 10:11PM
Fabulous images...Very unusual pairing. Wonderful!!
carterart 13 74 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 10:29PM
Got to love this.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
4 May 2009 11:31PM
Congrats on the awards... these are excellent..
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 11:24AM
Great fun - good to see something different.

PeelNStick 13 4 United States
5 May 2009 12:10PM
This is excellent.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 8:16PM
Absolutely great
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 May 2009 8:37PM
A fabulous fun shot Phil, glad to see that this one has gained recognition from the powers that be

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