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'Please don't eat me': Kingfisher and its worried lunch win Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 12:10 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:10 20 March 2019

This epic close-up shot of a Kingfisher has been named The Journal's Picture of the Week. Photo: Valerie Bond.

This epic close-up shot of a Kingfisher has been named The Journal's Picture of the Week. Photo: Valerie Bond.

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This beautiful close-up wildlife shot of a hunting Kingfisher enjoying a spot of lunch has been crowned The Journal’s Picture of the Week.

The exquisite photograph was taken by 52-year-old Valerie Bond, from Carlton Colville, during a visit to Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve.

She used her Sony RX10 III and said: “The Kingfishers were showing well after a little bit of a wait and the female caught a fish and settled on a branch to eat it.

“I am very happy to win with this image and I like the way the Kingfisher and fish are eye to eye as if the fish is awaiting its fate with a look of ‘please don’t eat me’.”

As our winner, Ms Bond receives a 10in x 8in framed version of her photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, in Lowestoft town centre. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images.

To enter our competition, email your pictures to lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk.

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