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Sad News Tony Belsham aka Mahsleb

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For those that didn't see my post in the main forum pages. Its with great sadness that I have to inform you all of the passing of Tony Belsham. He died on the 1st Jan 2018 after a long period of illness. This is one of the images I took of Tony doing what he loved best, getting out with his camera around East Anglia. I'm sure all that knew him will miss his character and support for this forum.
RIP Tony
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aloktewari

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Tue January 2, 2018 4:31pm

Makes me very sad ... my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family ... RIP Tony ...

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Tue January 2, 2018 5:09pm

Thanks so much for finding this great picture and posting the sad news Steve.

I don't think we'd 'seen' him before.... such a handsome guy and a huge loss to the birding world and us here on the Forum too.

Sleep well Tony.

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us.

Please pass on my condolences to his family.

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Mohamad Kamrani

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Tue January 2, 2018 5:26pm

Very sad news in beginning days of new year !
I used to see his very kind comments on my shots , and I had seen and commented many of his great shots ...
PBUH ... he is in our mind for ever ...
Tony your last journey has started .... RIP

Thanks Duke Leto for sharing Tony 's photo with us ...

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Tue January 2, 2018 5:33pm

RIP Tony. Will miss your encouraging comments.

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Tue January 2, 2018 5:36pm

Like Mo.....he commented on my shots and i on his.I did'nt know him but it feels like you have lost somebody you knew really well.
A great loss to the forum.
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Tue January 2, 2018 5:44pm

That's really sad news!! Always enjoyed his pictures, RIP Tony! Thanks for sharing this with the BF community! Bob

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Tue January 2, 2018 6:15pm

Having been out togging with Tony a couple of times over the years, after us meeting through Birdforum, this makes me feel really sad...RIP Tony, you will be greatly missed mate.

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Tue January 2, 2018 7:03pm

Very sad news. I always enjoyed his post in the gallery and welcomed his comments. RIP Mashleb

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Tue January 2, 2018 7:06pm

I am deeply saddened by this news of Tony who was a great bird photographer. My condolences to his family. RIP he will be missed here on Birdforum.

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Tue January 2, 2018 7:26pm

Very sad news. RIP Mashleb. My prayers are with your family

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Tue January 2, 2018 7:41pm

Thanks again Steve, R.I.P. Tony and thank you for all your lovely photo's in your gallery. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tony.

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Tue January 2, 2018 11:40pm

So sorry to hear this, he will be sorely missed. Thanks for letting us know.

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Wed January 3, 2018 1:29am

He always commented favourably on many of my shots despite their poor quality. A Gentleman who will be missed. RIP.

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Wed January 3, 2018 8:26am

Very sorry to hear this very sad news. Will miss his great posts and always encouraging comments. RIP Tony.

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Thu January 4, 2018 7:07pm

Would meet Tony on our annual visits to Suffolk for a chat and walk around Minsmere and North Warren, shocked and saddened by the news of his passing, rest in peace Tony, Simon and Clare.
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