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Only 11 shots this time because this Avian Dancer got bored, took a bow in V10 then looked away indifferently in V11 having given his all with this performance in the bright sunshine of Calpé on our last visit in May. The unforgiving light had the positive benefit of providing some nice, crisp shadows, hence posting this set today.

I could have cropped these much closer, and might do so later (there is always more than one image in a shot) but chose to include the beautiful stage set behind this dancing Prima Donna. Those fuzzy towers in V's 1-4 show Benidorm in the distance (that's as close as I ever want to get to Benidorm.) Is it possible that Benidorm is where this guy wants to repeat his performance for mega bucks in a nightclub?

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy the avian choreography featured here.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 May 2014 - 3:19 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Avian Dancer
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:12 Jul 2014 - 7:01 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44026 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 7:05 AM

Makes for a wonderful mouse roll over Lynne. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ted447
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12 Jul 2014 - 7:15 AM

Great set of images. Ted. GrinGrin

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ddolfelin
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12 Jul 2014 - 7:26 AM

Lots to see here!

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781969
781969  1 India
12 Jul 2014 - 7:26 AM

Lynee,superb capture of all variants with different focus.

Vikram

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 7:38 AM

A wonderful series, Lynne, with a beautiful backdrop. I feel the same as you, Benidorm is fine from a distance Wink Carol

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M_squared
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12 Jul 2014 - 7:44 AM

Great idea and lovely images. Well captured.

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accipiter
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12 Jul 2014 - 7:45 AM

A delightful set of shots here Lynne. A

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DicksPics
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12 Jul 2014 - 8:02 AM

What a wonderful set, Lynne!
I only hope it found what it was looking for!Smile

Richard

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12 Jul 2014 - 8:15 AM

Roll on retirement.

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kuvailija
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12 Jul 2014 - 8:24 AM

Excellent DOF and POV , Lynne!- Very well seen and taken indeed! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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mistere
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12 Jul 2014 - 8:31 AM

Nice set Lynne, he must have had a successful rummage, he looks quite pleased with himself
in the last shot.
Nice work.

Dave,

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Lillian
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12 Jul 2014 - 9:27 AM

like the sea glistening in the sunshine as part of the backdrop to
this rather busy gull Lynne
great set...and yes..run through fast and we must have what you were seeing
like his eye
Lillian

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 9:43 AM

Are they all the same bird ? He was nice and calm while you seemed to walk around him.
Very busy and important time preening these feathers.
Nice detailed shots Lynne.

The water shake with max my favourite lens 50ml.

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cabbie
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12 Jul 2014 - 10:48 AM

As said many times before excellent set of images Lynne well done

Bob

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Irishkate
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12 Jul 2014 - 11:06 AM

A fun sequence with lovely sparkling bokeh Lynne.
Must remember to do this kind of thing for audio visuals.
Had a girl's weekend in Benidorm once (none of us are Benidorm types) but
the old part is surprisingly beautiful and the beach front in the new part is also very clean
and well designed. As for the shops !!!!!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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12 Jul 2014 - 11:09 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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Chinga
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12 Jul 2014 - 11:59 AM

Love the ocean set Lynne! WONDERFUL! Grin
And with a good subject and shadow! Well seen! Brava!
IB

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rayme330
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12 Jul 2014 - 12:27 PM

Fun to mouse-over, Lynne another 'tour de force'.

Ray

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netta1234
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12 Jul 2014 - 12:28 PM

Yes I agree with everyone that this is an excellent set and as Nathan said,
take the mouse over them and it looks greatSmile
nettaSmileSmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
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12 Jul 2014 - 12:32 PM

After that performance I'm not surprised he needed to calm down (V11).
Joan.

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RonnieAG
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12 Jul 2014 - 1:08 PM

A great set showing off all the preening action, Lynne.
Good that it stood there long enough for you capture all the activity.
R.

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12 Jul 2014 - 1:50 PM

He's cleaned up his entire body. Great set Lynne.

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bobsblues
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12 Jul 2014 - 2:34 PM

Well caught Lynne and what a cute look in v11, he knows you were taking his photo
Rob

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12 Jul 2014 - 3:28 PM

Beautifully done Lynne. Outstanding quality as usual

Ade

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12 Jul 2014 - 3:33 PM

Great set of pics v11 is the one for me regards DaveSmileSmile

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12 Jul 2014 - 3:59 PM

The animation is good, when the mouse is quickly hovered over each one

Adrian

PS Loved the Benidorm quote

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12 Jul 2014 - 5:42 PM

Superb set of images.

Fred

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Jat_Riski
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12 Jul 2014 - 6:46 PM

Great set of images Lynne.

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12 Jul 2014 - 10:01 PM

A contender for Britain's Got Talent with that dance routine. Unless they have a Spain's Got Talent, of course.

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13 Jul 2014 - 3:15 AM

Shutter was running hot here!. V6 for me. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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13 Jul 2014 - 4:31 AM

View 5 & 6,7 & 8, and 10 & 11 in quick succession it will come alive.

How u get those doughnut shaped reflections on water in 24/105. like a mirror lens ?

An example of looking at a subject & presenting so beautifully.

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13 Jul 2014 - 7:51 AM

I wonder how much you paid this dancer to perform, Lynne. Wonderful title and analogy, but the shots of the set are terrific in all aspects, especially the use of DOF. The first to check today and the first to get my UA. Excellent photography. Your frames cannot pass without mentioning.

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13 Jul 2014 - 9:31 AM

A great 'Mouse over' Lynne Smile

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13 Jul 2014 - 11:27 AM

Lol...what a brilliant idea GrinGrinGrin And what superb shots too! Taking them individually, I have 3 favourites. The last two...for the wonderful light smack dab on the side of the bird...

...and from his dance moves, I love the 'Funky Chicken' he's doing in V6 Smile

Oh, and I love the write-up too Wink

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13 Jul 2014 - 11:35 AM

A great set of of your dancer, Lynne - I do rather like V11 Wink
Trev Smile

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13 Jul 2014 - 3:06 PM

A real performer Lynne, he's putting on quite a show for the camera! As for Benidorm I'm sure you'd be able to get plenty of classic candids of Brits abroad overexposing themselves and making an exhibition of themselves!BlushWinkGrin

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13 Jul 2014 - 6:46 PM

A fine set. I like the bigger crop, sets the scene nicely.Smile

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14 Jul 2014 - 7:47 AM

A great set indeed

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15 Jul 2014 - 3:36 AM

Nice series - I like the detail on the gull. Smile

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15 Jul 2014 - 6:31 AM

Great stuff - enjoyed them all - a great idea

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15 Jul 2014 - 4:39 PM

Brilliant title and images to go with it. I enjoyed the dance.

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15 Jul 2014 - 11:44 PM

C'mon Lynne.
It is not a dancer at all but having a bad case of ants in its pants here.
I have never been to Benidorm but have heard all about that Sticky Vicky.
Now there was a lady that had more than ants in her pants !!
Mick.

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16 Jul 2014 - 5:13 AM

Beautiful set of images Lynn ! Love the framing too!
Brenda Smile

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17 Jul 2014 - 4:10 PM

Lovely

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20 Jul 2014 - 11:30 AM

A set of lovely and beautiful images. I like the blue background with sparklings...

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13 Sep 2014 - 8:33 PM

Very nice set of images Smile Howard

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