Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Weed Dancing

I came upon this display of a pair of Great Crested Grebe and wasn't ready for it. 
The dance itself lasts a few seconds so I had to rely on the camera setting I already had available.
It didn't help that the sun was behind the subjects either. I hung around for a while, but there was no repeat performance unfortunately






20 comments:

  1. Great sequence Roy, It's a shame that wildlife has no thought for us struggling photographers when they're engrossed in their nuptials!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, I know, they just don't care do they.{:))

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  2. Great series of shots Roy, especially considering the short time you had to prepare for these photos :-)

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  3. Well captured Roy! A great sequence. It is a lovely thing to witness which all too often fizzles out before it really starts.

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  4. Great captures Roy.
    Something I've not managed to see yet this year.

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  5. Strange...I wonder if the weeds are part of the ritual or were just there. Is this something you see commonly there.

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    1. It's quite normal for them to do this here using the weeds Nora.

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  6. Hi Roy

    I always enjoy photo showing the birds actual behaviour. This is a great series of shots. And to think we get by with the ocassional movie or box of chocolates.

    Regards
    Guy

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  7. Lovely set of shots showing that amazing weed dance Roy. If that is what you get when unprepared........(-:

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    1. Thanks Jen, it was 'Pot Luck' really.

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  8. Yes ... this delicious mating dance of the grebes. I think it's a beautiful sight. You ehbt they nicely capture emt giving the plants together.

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  9. Wonderful! You were probably a lot more prepared then most of us would have been and your shots prove it! I would love to see this happen in real life. They look so funny with the weeds draped on their bills.

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    1. Thanks Mary. It does look rather odd does't it.

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  10. bonjour,
    magnifique série, j'aimerai bien la faire cette photo, mais ici pas eu la chance de voir les parades encore cette année.
    bonne journée

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