• 2012***Image of the Week 16/12/2012-Winner**Duade Paton**

    Congratulations to Duade Paton this week's winner with his image of a Red-capped Plover and chick. Well done Duade.



    Among quite a few excellent images this week I suppose the subject matter/ moment caught in this one just appealed to me.
    nice image with cuteness factor nice and low also a great habitat photo
    I like this one as it captures a tender moment in the bird world. The description of the stalking by crawling through the sand and the lack of disturbance to the bird adds to the great image.
    Very cute. Great setting. Difficult bird to approach.
    Other nominated images were;

    Shining Flyvcatcher _ Kirri
    Olive-backed Sunbird - Gerard Satherley
    Australian Bustards - David Stowe
    Yellow-billed Spoonbill - Shelley Pearson
    Lesser Sooty Owl - David Stowe
    Powerful Owl - Fatih
    Magpie - Owen
    Chestnut-crowned Babbler - Peter Jacobs
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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Gerard Satherley's Avatar
      Gerard Satherley -
      Fantastic image Duade. Congratulations.
    1. Kirri Hardy's Avatar
      Kirri Hardy -
      Such a precious moment captured here duade...the chick is so at peace, with not a care in the world it would seem...well done on IOW
    1. Dale Mengel's Avatar
      Dale Mengel -
      I missed this image completely! Well done and well deserved, Duade!
    1. Duade Paton's Avatar
      Duade Paton -
      Thank you to all that voted. I am glad I could share this wonderful experience Matt and I had with this father and it's chick. It's always humbling to get IOTW when there are so many other worthy images. Cheers, Duade.
    1. Richard Hall's Avatar
      Richard Hall -
      Congratulations Duade, a lovely image.
    1. Simon Bennett's Avatar
      Simon Bennett -
      A most delightful image.