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    Jamie Felton Photo says:

    "I have known John for many years. Through all those years John has proven himself to be exactly who he seemed to be from the first moment I met him on flickr. A pillar of the flickr community, if there ever were one. John commands such respect, not because he is pompous or self promoting, but because of who he is. Anyone can take a glance at his photostream and see John's photography is beyond compare. Never a flaw to be found. He can take the most beautiful and intimate, yet natural, photos of his subjects that I have ever seen. His skill at photography is matched by his knowledge of the animals he photographs. Never have I known a photographer who knows each zoo animal by name along with its life's history like John does. And anyone lucky enough to follow John's stream will soon be privy to the details of their lives too. John shares his knowledge freely, but its often mixed with his crazy humor and limericks. I think he likes to keep us on our toes, trying to unravel his facts from his humorous fiction. I like to get a cup of coffee before I check John's stream. I know I will be enjoying his post for some time, and it will be a treat for my eyes as well as my mind. Which reminds me John is not only an award winning photographer, but also an accomplished writer. He seemingly writes flowing pages without effort. He has even written and published his own book. If the world were fair, it would already be a bestseller and he'd be a millionaire.

    Although John has become my friend over the years, there is no one who commands respect like he does. I will, and I imagine most of us will, always look up to John as a sort of mentor to us all. When he gives advice, we are wise to take it. That is, of course, after we figure out if he is serious or pulling our leg."

    October 27th, 2013

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    MLGreenly says:

    "John has PHENOMENAL photos. He has endless talent that over pours into his pictures. I love how others and I are able to catch a glimpse of amazing moments as well as the occasional humorous ones through his work.

    John, I personally give you my biggest thanks for portraying your amazing photographs and talent to everyone. Being able to have you, so to say, approve my own captures really makes me feel truly honored. Again, thank you.

    Keep up the amazing work!"

    April 3rd, 2013

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    fαяfuℓfεяиїε says:

    "Well what can I say about John other than he is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have had the pleasure of meeting here on Flickr... not to mention that his photostream looks like a National Geographic magazine... always inspiring, always wonderful... proud to call him my friend :)"

    December 22nd, 2012

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    ucumari photography says:

    "What to say about conwest_john… other then he is a brilliant photographer who seems to bring his subjects to life? He is an intelligent and provocative person with seemingly endless talent.
    I look forward to seeing his posts not only to marvel at his latest, but usually to learn something I had never thought about. Oh and the occasional quip we tend to exchange too.
    (the instructions to the left tell me not to leave a rude or nasty testimonial, so this is the best I could do!)
    We share not only a love of our wild cousins but also ice hockey. This has brought out a bit of friendly competition with each other.

    Most importantly John has made Flickr so much more interesting and fun!
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!!!!!!"

    May 30th, 2011

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    *~ Nature's Gifts Captured ッ ~* says:

    "Since I've been a Flickr member I have come to know, trust and consider John a friend. He is as talented as he is generous and kind. I am inspired by John's amazing wildlife photography. I admire his dedication, creativity and passion for the art of photography. In my opinion he is one of The Best on Flickr! ッ"

    May 14th, 2011

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    angelnfreefall says:

    "One of the first artists I look for in my contacts stream- each picture is a delight.
    John's ability to channel the animals he photographs makes it even better- a great treat when I find one of his shots waiting for me."

    April 11th, 2011

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    LizasGarden says:

    "Oh, john!!

    I think, it is time to thank you, for all this exceptional Beauty, that you present every time on your photopage!!

    Your images express a human, who respects and admires deeply the Nature wonderful creatures!! And a photographer with a real talent!!! I can also tell you, how I enjoy your comments under each photo!! And how I appreciate your personal, gentle contact/ response to each and everyone of us, your contact -friends, on each one of your photo-pages !! I have not met anyone in Flickr so far with such patience and kindness!

    And I think, that your adorable models are so....fond of posing for you!!! Because, I am totally convinced, that there is a wonderful interaction between you, while you are found close to each other!!! Animals , having a strong intuition, instantly feel a positive and friendly presence around.....

    Please, John, go on visiting your/ our beautiful friends, at that exceptional Torronto Zoo!!! And.....photo-shoot them non stop!!!!"

    November 22nd, 2010

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    wans2pics says:

    "WOW!!! John is the most dedicated member on FLICKR!
    And you do not just get a short little comment on your photos like most of us do... me included.. :(, but you get thought and inspiration in each one. I do not know of anyone who puts more effort into making people feel important.
    I am not one to write well so testimonials are not my thing, but when you get one like I did from John, you need everyone to understand how much you appreciate him and his time spent on others.
    Not to mention the GORGEOUS photos that he takes. The animals are so well taken that they should be published in a magazine or wildlife books.

    I would like to send you John, a huge THANK YOU for your dedication and your friendship. I am sorry I can not take the time you do on here, but just know that you are sooooo appreciated, and I always smile when I see your comments! :)

    Thank you!
    Wanda"

    August 25th, 2010

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    meg price says:

    "John's photos are really incredible - I always look out for his next upload! He manages to capture the character of each animal so well, I feel like I know many of them personally... I've no idea how he gets them all to pose so well, he's either got lots of patience or they're very well trained! ;-)

    I have had so much fun following the exciting lives and adventures of the wolves, bears, jaguars, cheetahs and other animals on his photo stream over the past months! John's stories are fantastic: funnier and more interesting than any TV series!

    John has also been a great friend to me here on Flickr, always taking the time to leave thoughtful - and funny - comments on my photos! Thanks John for all the kind words and for sharing your brilliant photos... from me and Barney!"

    May 10th, 2010

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    iamdogsmom says:

    "For the love of animals, conwest_john offers you joy that you can't find anywhere else. Just wonderful!"

    January 4th, 2010

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    seeit_snapit says:

    "Not only is John a fantastic photographer but he also is a wonderful Flickr friend. I enjoy each new visual treat he posts. Take a quick look through his photos and what you may notice initially is his beautiful animal photos, and I never tire of seeing those. But look a bit further and you will find much more to delight your eyes - from the stunning landscape images in his "looking for Canada" set to the gorgeous night imagery in his Chinese lantern festival set. Thank you for sharing your part of the world so beautifully and for your funny, kind and dedicated words of encouragement!"

    March 31st, 2009

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    Laramie_Coyote says:

    "John's animal photos are amazing to browse. He captures so many emotions in the animals. I have always been a big fan of the Toronto Zoo because of the natural enclosures that allow for better viewing and photography of the animals. It was the first zoo I visited with such enclosures.

    John's ability to capture the animals and present them so beautifully is truly amazing. I am quite honored to have made his acquaintance."

    March 3rd, 2009

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    AleFletcher says:

    "Hello! It' s with a big pleasure that I write a testimonial for you...you took fantastic pictures of these extraordinary animals!! I really love them and I appreciate the black jaguars shots soooo much!!!
    You are very talented with this kind of capture ( if we consider that these animals are so difficult to took in picture as I think!)
    When I will be able to take only one shot beautiful as yours, I will be very very happy, lol!
    My compliments, John!
    I hope my English is quite good....


    Alessia from Italy :)"

    October 27th, 2008

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    daystar12uk says:

    "I find his work so inspirational, he captures the very essence of the animal. If I can get to be half as good I will be more than happy.

    conwest_john is a truly generous person, taking the time to answer questions from beginners like myself, I can only say thank you for being so very helpful."

    August 21st, 2008

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    andie.smith says:

    "I love seeing conwest_john's images everyday. His big cat images are incredible!"

    August 4th, 2008

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    dobesmile says:

    "John is a great guy that is quick to compliment others on their photos. As you can tell from his pictures, he is a big animal lover. Anyone that cares for animals, really cares, is ok in my book. You can't go wrong with John as a friend.
    Diane"

    June 1st, 2008

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    Lau Siew Hui says:

    "Every picture taken by John tells an ageless story....I have immense respect and love for his work."

    April 13th, 2008

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    tammyjq41 says:

    "What can you say about John?
    His work is amazing. He has such a connection to the animals that he photograghs. He is always leaving funny wonderful comments and knows how to make you smile.
    I am so happy to have him as a friend.
    Thank you so much for your friendship and wonderful joyful pics!"

    February 12th, 2008

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    beth524 says:

    "John is an amazing photographer, his animal photographs are stunning, he even takes the time to comment on fellow animal photographers pictures giving them his personal views which I think is lovely.
    He is such an amazing guy. I think I could learn a few tricks off him to make my work as good as his!"

    February 9th, 2008

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    bye bye オモイデ says:

    "Can't believe I didn't write a testimonial before...but anyways;

    John always shows how he loves to take photos of animals, & how "in love" he is with them & his photography...& because of that, you get how true & honest every photo is!:] He's a true animal friend for sure!

    With a perfect sense of photography, John never fails to impress me!"

    November 28th, 2007

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    csm242000 Photography says:

    "LOVE YOUR WORK. LOVE ANIMALS LOVE THE HONESTY OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICS. THANKS FOR SHARING ."

    November 18th, 2007

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    islanddreams132 says:

    "An incredible photographer who can capture wildlife at its very best National Geographic would be proud to have him on their team. It is a pleasure and a daily thrill to view his
    work, I’ve seen things that I never saw before .I am so happy to have him as a friend and contact."

    July 20th, 2007

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    Wenspics says:

    "John is about animals. He shows great interest in them and it shines through in his photography. Each day brings many new and interesting photos of many different animals. Each photo tells a story and is full of composition!
    Thank you John for your dedications to me, all of your wonderful, amusing, hilarious comments - that bring a smile to my face, and your devotion.
    It is a pleasure having you as a contact, my friend, John."

    May 16th, 2007

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    sevgi_durmaz says:

    " One Day, I saw a tongue by the conwest_john, I admired his photos and animals. And the End I have lot of many good photos .
    Thank you John for to send your beautiful photos."

    March 8th, 2007

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    tibomong4 says:

    "He looks at animals like nobody else. This is the force of his photos."

    February 27th, 2007

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