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    I'm sad to share that our 8 month old son was recently diagnosed with cancer. Words can't express the pain that news like this brings and I haven't really had the motivation to get out and shoot nor spend time posting and sharing with my BPN family.

    We're still waiting on an official prognosis and it's agonizing. Don't know how much opportunity I'll have to photograph in the coming weeks but hopefully I can poke in from time to time to see you all and get some reprieve.

    Anyway, shot this male Kingfisher in December and processed just before we got the news.

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    LR and PS, DN. Burned and Dodged a few bkg spots.

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    Well this is fairly spectacular.... I might move it back in the frame a tad.
    As a father with a daughter with stage 4 cancer, I completely understand your pain and worry. however, my daughter is doing well 3 years on but
    it was a kick in the gut but there is also always hope.... Hoping for the best for your son and your family, there are amazing cancer drugs out there, amazing clinics and doctors
    but you have to be proactive and push as hard as you have ever pushed in your life to get the best care.
    My wife is 2 years out from Colon cancer, she is about through it and came out as well as possible.
    I wish you the best.
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    Dan Kearl

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    Dear Brian,
    I am so, so sorry to hear your sad news. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
    We will miss your fabulous posts but will be here to welcome you back with open arms! Fingers crossed for a good prognosis,

    Gail

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    Brian, it breaks my heart to hear what you’re son and family are going through. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and worry. I’ll have your son and your family in my prayers.

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    A real beauty Brian! Sorry to hear the news about your son. Hopefully things will turn out well in the end, stay positive.

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    Brian,
    Here's hoping you and your beautiful family will be bolstered and lifted up by our unceasing positive vibes and prayers.
    Peace,
    David

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    Spectacular KF flight shot.

    Brian, I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I know that all of us at BPN will be thinking of you and hoping for a good prognosis. Look forward to more of your wonderful photography whenever it feels right to resume.

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    Merhaba Brian,

    sevgi ve dua gönderiyorum. geçecek ve sen hatırlamayacaksın bile. Allah'ın izniyle.

    photo very good..

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    That is tough to read about, Brian. Hoping for the best, and especially will keep your son in prayers. I know your son is in good hands.

    Pretty spectacular kingfisher in flight image

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    Hello Brian,
    So sorry to hear about your son and i am hopeful for you and your family. You will be missed here but know we are all thinking of you and wishing you the best.

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    Hi Brian

    I am very sorry to hear the news about your son.....I will be thinking of you and I hope all goes well mate

    Will

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    Hi Brian .... I keep it short , you know why .
    I do feel very sorry for your son ...... you and the family .

    Regarding the image , just want to say ... very cool shot , my friend !!!

    TFS Andreas

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    So sorry to hear about your son, Brian. I wish your family the best and will do whatever I can to support you in this difficult time.

    I hope shooting allows some distraction, however infrequently. We'll be here when you find your way back to us.

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    very sorry to hear this Brian, I wish you and your family the best. all of us BPN staff and community will keep you and your family in our thoughts and pray for the best outcome.
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    Hi Brian, so sad to hear the news of your son. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong through these trying times.

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    I am in awe at the outpouring of love and support by you all. This is a rare, but exceptional community and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

    My family and I received every one of your prayers and words of encouragement. We can't get enough right now.

    I assure you I will be here more regularly sooner than later. In the meantime, blessings to each of you <3

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    So sorry to hear that Brian, I can fully empathize having been through a similar experience. Keep close to God, family and nature.

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    My prayers are with your son. Fantastic picture keep them coming they are truly inspirational to a newbie like myself

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