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You don't know what you have!

Sometimes you take a shot, you kind of like the image and then it starts to get a few accolades. This image was one of 10 I entered last year in the World Photographed of the year competition. It was entered into the urban wildlife section and went on to make it to the 3rd round of judging. It was really astonishing to me as I thought the other 9 images were better. This image has also now won me a competition in a South African travel and outdoor magazine to be published in February. Maybe its the start of new beginnings :-)

Canon 1D MKIV

Canon 500mm f/4.0 plus 1.4 extender

1/2500

f/7.1

ISO 320

Photo credits: Neal Cooper.

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January 28, 2012

Suebmtl

Congratulations!
Wonderful photo.

January 27, 2012

Iwhitwo

Congratulations, great accomplishment and image Neal.

January 24, 2012

Cleaper

It's a beautiful shot - congratulations!

January 22, 2012

Adeliepenguin

Nicely done!! Congratulations!! I am really happy for you--you work very hard at getting the bird shots.

January 22, 2012

Calyx22

It's an excellent image. Really impressive. I think it's funny sometimes in a way that our own eyes see something so different that what other peoples' eyes do. In one way, perhaps we are too judgemental of our own work, and in another way, we have an idea of what we had a concept of in our heads. Sometimes there is an image that fits OUR idea but the rest of the world doesn't see it. It's both interesting and frustrating to me when that happens. In your case, wonderful! You should be extremely proud of your accomplishment. Well done and best wishes to you.

January 22, 2012

Celiaak

Congratulations. It s real, sometimes we like others more, but other people like the one that didn't capture our atention that much. But it is true, this one is really beatifull, how the bird was in the middle of the squares.

January 22, 2012

Jdanne

Congratulations!!!

January 22, 2012

FabioConcetta

Congratulations!!!

January 21, 2012

Egomezta

Congratulations, it is great.

January 21, 2012

Artalis

It's amazing, congratulations.

January 21, 2012

BCritchley

Really well done and beautiful capture :-)

January 21, 2012

19838623doug

Very Cool. Glad to hear itrnDoug

January 21, 2012

M4rio1979

amazing photo, congratulations!!!

January 21, 2012

Banol2007

Congratulation with the amazing picture & portfolio! Thanks for shearing experience!

January 21, 2012

Cooper5022

Here are the settings used for the shot. Th camera was handheld from a hide.rnrnCanon 1D MKIVrnCanon 500mm f/4.0 plus 1.4 extenderrn1/2500rnf/7.1rnISO 320rn

January 21, 2012

Olamojor

wow :)

January 21, 2012

Petin

Great picture! As well pictures in your portfolio!

January 21, 2012

Drago76

what is shooting details? objective, lighting condition, diaphragm and exposure time, as so as method?rnshoot is very ok, in my opinion. i try to take some shots of hawk and stork on my rural site, but without good success...

January 21, 2012

Rigsby8131

Fantastic photo!!! Congratulations on your success!

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