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Hostile take-over by LinRuPhotography Hostile take-over by LinRuPhotography
We were shooting the thousands of doves at the Cubitje Quap waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa, when this lanner falcon struck gold by catching one. I was busy shooting the lanner ripping the dove to peaces in seconds, when the Goshawk suddenly appeared in my viewfinder... Yip, the downside of fixed focals (not that I would have had the chance to adjust a zoom...)

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Given 2013-01-12
Hostile take-over by ~LinRuPhotography ( Suggested by LadyMuffinArt and Featured by IsacGoulart )
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Wonderful shot! 
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot! :)
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StephiPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Your work has been featured here :D - [link]
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! You got some skills man!!!! Awesome shot!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Sarah! Just trying to live out my passion! ;-)
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
And you are doing it very well! Enjoy! :dance: x
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning capture!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Marianne!
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GeneralWildfire Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing image! Very accurate title!
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afke11 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
That is an amazing capture! :o
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: Your photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's top submissions in January - it was available on our homepage for a week and is also featured in our news article found here: [link]
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Congratulations! Your beautiful work has been featured in the newest journal of our group :iconnature-capture: [link]
Please :+fav: this journal to more people can see the feature :)
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
Thanks John-Peter! Appreciate!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: :)
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AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here. :)
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Aljoscha!
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JuliaGraceArts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
What an absolutely stunning capture. I don't think the goshawk being out of focus is detremental to the piece at all. I think it gives that punch of surprise! Really great moment and the focus is splendid on the lanner falcon and the feathers going everywhere give it that sense of movement. Great capture!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Julia! Appreciate the feedback!
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 17 [link]
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM ! [link]

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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What perfect timing. All the colors work together brilliantly. A beautiful composition and fascinating moment to capture. :heart:
Congrats on the DD. :D
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the feedback Tamara!:w00t!:
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AMLensCreations Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Excellent work......would like to add it to one of my groups :iconthephotocollection:

:icongrin--plz:
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! You are more than welcome!
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
National Geographic worthy shot
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
Thanks July!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
Ha-ha... sorry Julie!
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Cillana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw your blog post via BirdChick. Awesome shot and loved all the other photos telling the story of how you got this shot as well. Just amazing. :D
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the feedback Lisa!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture !
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Richard!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Angie!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the feedback again guys! :excited:
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what an incredibly dramatic photograph.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
you know I love this
big congrats on the DA and getting this requires not only luck, but immense skill too...
:D

I hope you will enter it into the BBC WPOTY!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Morkel! Always value your input! Will see what I can do about the WPOTY... :thanks:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
cool....

question: waar kry jy die cool smileys? ek kry nie ander smileys op DA gemaak as die volgende nie:
:) ;) :D
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Eerste keer wat ek dit gebruik het... Onder link die comment box is 'n link "Emoticons" - het daar gekliek en dan is daar honderde... :jarksaber: :pc: :boogie:
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
okay sal dit uitcheck...
:abduction:
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
"links onder" die comment box... :bonk:
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OneInfiniteLove Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic shot you captured here! Bravo! Gratz on very well deserved DD. :clap:
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LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Wow
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meihua Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is a breathtaking shot!
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Awesome capture!! It's amazing!!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the overwhelming positive response everyone! It is really appreciated and awesome to share the experience with you all!

Also a big thanks to LadyMuffinArt and IsacGoulart for the Daily Deviation selection!
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ArmandtvandenBerg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rudi, this is brilliant man! Props at shifting your focus on the camera so quickly, cause this must have been a split second thing. I mean, had the focus still been on the other bird, the photo wouldn't have had nearly the same striking and amazing effect it had. With shots like these, there is a certain amount of luck, but that is limited to what is happening in front of the lens. Lucky was you having the opportunity, but the shot is sheer brilliance and shows your ability as a photographer.

Bliksems mooi man!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Armandt!
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here :bulletred: Raw-Nature Feature 2 :bulletred: at :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the wonderful work of our other members
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:
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UnknownStain Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
wow~ i thought it was clutching flowers, but no...
Amazing shot, so full of action!!
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/4000 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
500 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 7, 2012, 8:16:18 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
3mm
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