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Of Course this means war!

Of Course this means war!

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Free Member, Sasolburg

Of Course this means war!

I was busy photographing a completely different scene at the pond when I suddenly heard this racket behind me. Two coots started fighting and then suddenly all the Coot in the pond rushed to this spot. Apparently they can't jest let a good fight go, they had to join in :-)

Comments 17

  • Jutta Ploessner 15/12/2017 3:25

    That's awesome, Deryck! What a great capture!
    Greetings from Jutta in British Columbia :-)
  • TOMO11 05/11/2016 11:59

    Very well done , Deryck. Great scene fighting.
    Greetings Thomas
  • s. sabine krause 09/04/2016 9:41

    : )) i bet they'd bet! ; ) coots are notorious gamblers, i am told… ; ) so maybe they put all their money on either one of them… great action shooting here, deryck! very dynamic, and i love the subtle, harmonious colors! greetings, sabine. p.s.: my dictionary tells me that, informally, we call "a foolish or eccentric person, typically an old man" a COOT! could have been inspired by their rowdy behavior… ; ))
  • Harold Thompson 30/03/2016 9:54

    Well timed to catch the action
    :-)) Harold
  • viola d 30/03/2016 8:59

    Where two are fighting, a third one wins:) And the winner is, in this particular case, the photographer who could take this dynamic picture!:) Well done, my friend. Hugs, Viola
  • cathy Blatt 29/03/2016 23:23

    that is a tremendous and rare action shot, quite fascinating cathy
  • Adele Oliver 29/03/2016 23:21

    wow - you captured quite a dramatic moment here, Deryck .... fighting over ladies, I wonder :-)) great action shot, frozen water droplets and open wings - can imagine the racket and feathers flying !!!
    best regards,
  • adriana lissandrini 29/03/2016 22:34

    fantastic the moment captured, excellent achievement, I love the choice of b / w!
  • Angelika El. 29/03/2016 22:03

    Oh, hier ist Dir eine ganz wunderbare Aufnahme gelungen! All die Tropfen und die beiden Streithähne!!!

    LG! a.

  • Rebekka D. 29/03/2016 21:55

    outstandig action scenery .. . ;o) Rebekka
  • JOKIST 29/03/2016 20:44

    Ein "Bild" von einem Bild . . .
    wunderschön !

    LG Ingrid und Hans
  • Ulfert k 29/03/2016 17:19

    It's right to the point! Great action! Very well in the photo!
    ulfert k
  • Mirjam Burer 29/03/2016 16:34

    great moment caught with all the splashing, Deryck...
    wonderful scene in good quality...
    lg, Mirjam
  • Sue Thompson 29/03/2016 16:22

    I have seen them do just that Deryck... fiesty little devils when they get going.
    An excellent capture of these two having a bundle in... and just look at those claws, they could really inflict some damage.......

  • Alfred Schultz 29/03/2016 13:04

    Good thing you could observe this battle scene,
    and doing a great job as a referee at the same time.
    Greetings - A.


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Focus length 400.0 mm
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