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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-11 13:47
Viewed: 2056
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Guys,

This image was taken at a bird sanctuary near Pretoria SA, and i think i was lucky to catch this moment,

Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-11 13:50]

Hi Paul,this capture is absolutely fantastic!!! A bit lucky but what a great timing and what a perfect DOF and exposure,the sharpness and the detail are the best as possible,i like the warm metallic colors too,the pic of the day on TN,no doubts.Thanks for share,Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-11 14:34]

Hello Paul,
What an awesome photo! Great in all aspects. Indeed a perfect DOF in splendid clarity, sharpness and colours. A beauty!

Indeed you were lucky.
Right moment & at the right time.
Am happy for you.
Technically the image is A1.
Best and most kind regards from Mario in Canada.

Ciao Paul, great action shoot of lovely cormorant and it's prey, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Paul this is super good
i like this picture with the good sharpness and nice details
thanks greeting lou

This is classic shot,not every day you come across such situations. Well done Pauly

Hi Paul. You achieved a perfect shot. I didn't think a beak would penetrate in two places. Must be a lot of force to the bird's head when he strikes. Your framing is flawless and the image if rich in ambient light. Just a great shot. TFS Trevor

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-12 11:02]

hello Paul,
What a catch for the bird and for you!
Bravo for this perfect shot.
Kind regards

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-06-12 15:30]

Congratulations, Paul, for one of those pictures that look pretty from time to time. Terrible sharpness; fabulous exhibition with great impact of sunlight; also fabulous opportunity in this Anhinga anhinga carrying a small tent strung at its peak, it has captured with his relentless harpoon technique, pushing his long, sharp beak with its long neck that serves as a spring. In addition, the water ripples under observed; its broad tail; that unfolds like the fin of a dolphin to drive quickly.

Great, great, great job Paul!!

Hernán Bortondello

Bonsoir Paul,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage restituée dans une belle lumière avec beaucoup de réalisme.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

most beautiful dear Pauly
picture taken from behind and still an eye contact with the bird (and the fish!)

Hello Paul-Beautiful picture.Nice light and details.Like it.Thanks for sharing.Regards-Srikumar

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-10 3:39]

Hallo Paul,
Excellent work ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-10 20:49]

Hello Pauly,
What a unique moment you captured!! I love the sharpness and detail of both bird and prey. Exceptional quality and beautiful natural coloration. I'm sure you were thrilled when you brought this shot up on your computer..,,I know I would have been. Well done!!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-25 7:34]

Yes you were lucky and you did a great work catching this great moment with such qualitty. Congratulation and thank you very much for sharing it. Saludos.

Hello Pauly

WOW ! you was at the best place the best time
and ready to shoot the camera to have taken in
photo this action scenery, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Paul,
Amazing shoot...Excellent details and focus. It is a lovely specie of bird catching the fish in the right moment when you take the picture.

Amazing scene and fantastic photo Pauly! The sharpness is impressive! wonderful lighting too!

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