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This image shows a pair of Gannets in their mating dance.
After conducting this elaborate ritual the birds mated for a few seconds a shot which will get an airing at some point.
Thanks for looking,
Lee

PS - Thanks to Jenni for the user award yesterday, it's much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Lens:500mm & 1.4 X Teleconverter
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:THE KISS
Username:LeeFisher LeeFisher
Uploaded:8 Apr 2011 - 7:33 AM
Tags:Gannets, Kiss, Mating dance, Ritual, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:48 AM

Excellent and wonderful capture,very well taken too,
saeid

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:07 AM

Another superb example of these birds ritual Lee. Was this taken at Bempton RSPB ? Ron.

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soulofharmony

Fantastic.......!!!!



Nikki !

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LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:09 AM

Yes Ron, this was captured last weekend at Bempton cliffs. The Gannets will still be performing incase anyone is interested in taking a visit Smile
Lee

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:14 AM

SUPERB shot.
Ronnie.

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Devon_Wild
8 Apr 2011 - 8:26 AM

Such striking birds, superb capture.......................Rob

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:45 AM

this series without doubt has been one of your best subjects yet but I admire all of your work Lee, I just need another award to hand out Wink

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Alan_Coles
8 Apr 2011 - 8:48 AM

Excellent.

I got a couple of redpolls doing this......sorta Wink

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:49 AM

Like the good colours and details in this well timed capture.
Regards Richard

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LukeParkinson

Can they get any better ?? Wink STUNNING ONCE AGAIN LEE !!

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 9:04 AM

Agree with Luke Lee. Your gannet pics a re some of the best bird shots I have seen on here !!!
Alvar

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franken
franken e2 Member 123135 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 9:06 AM

Truly superb!

Ken

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 9:54 AM

Thanks for the UA Bri Smile
Lee

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alfie99
alfie99  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 10:12 AM

simply stunning.well observed and the timing is spot on....aled

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sosunny
sosunny  4 England
8 Apr 2011 - 10:38 AM

Brilliant!

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 - 11:18 AM

Absolutely great -(again!). Captures the "decisive moment" perfectly.

Roger

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
8 Apr 2011 - 1:09 PM

What a terrific set these have been, keep them coming,

Jack.

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 1:28 PM

Beautiful! I have truly enjoyed this lovely series of these magnificient birds! Patti

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
8 Apr 2011 - 3:16 PM

Lee - no need for me to reiterate how much I admire your work - another stunner! John

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 3:22 PM

Unbelievable Lee and congrats on your awards.

regards
Yung

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:44 PM

A top quality wildlife shot - timed to perfection to get the comp - excellent detail and colour and congratulations on all of the UA's - well deserved

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:29 PM

Thanks Phil and John for the user award, I'm really appreciative Grin
Also thanks to everyone for all the positve feedback on this series of shots,
Lee

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Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 666 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
9 Apr 2011 - 10:08 AM

A worthy shot of all the awards. Two beautifully marked birds captured superbly.
Valerie

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2011 - 2:15 PM

Excellent Lee, congrats on the awards,
Geoff.

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Alan_Coles
10 Apr 2011 - 4:19 PM

Not quite sure why this didn't get the bigger award, just my opinion but it looks aesthically a better shot then the one with the EC ?

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 7:25 PM

excellent.lesley

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Julian
Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 6:36 AM

Superb Lee....Do you ever take a bad photo? I am very jealousTongue

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2011 - 5:11 PM

Wow. An excellent and superb capture! Congrats...

Fred Grin

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
2 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

Excellent timing and a wonderful shot. Ann.

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 9:18 PM

Stunning!! Lee.

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