Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Speed Skaters

The other day I was watching three Coots make their way across an ice covered lake to a point where they could join other water birds in the remaining patch of open ice free water.

At one point one of them decided to hurry up and it became what was an hilarious race to the open water. It reminded me of the Olympic Speed Skaters. There appeared no reason for them to hurry up and it just became like a Speed Skating race. It has to be said that they were not all good at Speed Skating as some of the images will show.{:))










26 comments:

  1. Lovely sequence of events..... and fun to see :) Good shots, Roy

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  2. Hilarious, it made my day, thanks so much:) Very clever of you to catch these poses, and I do hope the coots did not damage their legs.

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    1. Thanks Sweff, no I think they are pretty durable.

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  3. Last picture shows a Bielman spin, I believe. Very well executed.

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    1. Thank you for you expert interpretation Simon.{:))

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  4. Wonderful series - started so gracefully and then it all went to hell at the end. ;-)

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  5. I'll give them 10/10 for content and sorry, but only 5/10 for artistic impression!

    Amusing sequence of shots Roy...something to cheer up a cold day?...[;o)

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  6. Super series of images Roy. The frozen waters certainly provide an interesting insight to the Coot's abilities ... some better than others!

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    1. Thanks Frank. I suppose its better than seeing them fighting.

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  7. wow wow wow... ça glisse LOL
    Fantastique cette série Roy, bravo. Je me suis régalée !!!!
    Kiss

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  8. These are brilliant! Excellent photos that really tell a story. I love the wigeon and the park photos as well - you are getting a fair bit of sunshine but I don't envy that snow. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I have frightened the sun away now as its really grey and horrible.{:))

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  9. Fantastyczne i pocieszne zdjęcia :)

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  10. They might not appeal to the purist in your circles but these are a wonderful set of shots that gave me a smile. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks J.
      What you see is what you get with me.
      I try to cover a wide range of the countryside and inject a little humour on occasions.

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