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Avian Dancer

By LynneJoyce  
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.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 7:05AM
Makes for a wonderful mouse roll over Lynne. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 7:15AM
Great set of images. Ted. GrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
12 Jul 2014 7:26AM
Lots to see here!
Bantu 4 7 1 India
12 Jul 2014 7:26AM
Lynee,superb capture of all variants with different focus.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2014 7:38AM
A wonderful series, Lynne, with a beautiful backdrop. I feel the same as you, Benidorm is fine from a distance Wink Carol
12 Jul 2014 7:44AM
Great idea and lovely images. Well captured.
12 Jul 2014 7:45AM
A delightful set of shots here Lynne. A
12 Jul 2014 8:02AM
What a wonderful set, Lynne!
I only hope it found what it was looking for!Smile

GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 8:15AM
Roll on retirement.
12 Jul 2014 8:24AM
Excellent DOF and POV , Lynne!- Very well seen and taken indeed! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
12 Jul 2014 8:31AM
Nice set Lynne, he must have had a successful rummage, he looks quite pleased with himself
in the last shot.
Nice work.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 9:27AM
like the sea glistening in the sunshine as part of the backdrop to
this rather busy gull Lynne
great set...and through fast and we must have what you were seeing
like his eye
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
12 Jul 2014 9:43AM
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.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 10:48AM
As said many times before excellent set of images Lynne well done

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:06AM
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
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:09AM
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:59AM
Love the ocean set Lynne! WONDERFUL! Grin
And with a good subject and shadow! Well seen! Brava!
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 12:27PM
Fun to mouse-over, Lynne another 'tour de force'.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Jul 2014 12:28PM
Yes I agree with everyone that this is an excellent set and as Nathan said,
take the mouse over them and it looks greatSmile
9 10 10 England
12 Jul 2014 12:32PM
After that performance I'm not surprised he needed to calm down (V11).
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2014 1:08PM
A great set showing off all the preening action, Lynne.
Good that it stood there long enough for you capture all the activity.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jul 2014 1:50PM
He's cleaned up his entire body. Great set Lynne.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 2:34PM
Well caught Lynne and what a cute look in v11, he knows you were taking his photo
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 3:28PM
Beautifully done Lynne. Outstanding quality as usual

12 Jul 2014 3:33PM
Great set of pics v11 is the one for me regards DaveSmileSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 3:59PM
The animation is good, when the mouse is quickly hovered over each one


PS Loved the Benidorm quote
Superb set of images.

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 6:46PM
Great set of images Lynne.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 10:01PM
A contender for Britain's Got Talent with that dance routine. Unless they have a Spain's Got Talent, of course.
Shutter was running hot here!. V6 for me. Well done Lynne.
13 Jul 2014 4:31AM
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.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Jul 2014 7:51AM
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.
13 Jul 2014 9:31AM
A great 'Mouse over' Lynne Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Jul 2014 11:27AM
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

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
13 Jul 2014 11:35AM
A great set of of your dancer, Lynne - I do rather like V11 Wink
Trev Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jul 2014 3:06PM
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
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 6:46PM
A fine set. I like the bigger crop, sets the scene nicely.Smile

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Jul 2014 7:47AM
A great set indeed

MaryFaith 4 52 New Zealand
15 Jul 2014 3:36AM
Nice series - I like the detail on the gull. Smile
Ray42 10 3 England
15 Jul 2014 6:31AM
Great stuff - enjoyed them all - a great idea
ukgubbi 6 5 India
15 Jul 2014 4:39PM
Brilliant title and images to go with it. I enjoyed the dance.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Jul 2014 11:44PM
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 !!
16 Jul 2014 5:13AM
Beautiful set of images Lynn ! Love the framing too!
Brenda Smile
17 Jul 2014 4:10PM

xwang 9 56 8
20 Jul 2014 11:30AM
A set of lovely and beautiful images. I like the blue background with sparklings...
13 Sep 2014 8:33PM
Very nice set of images Smile Howard

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