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Love in the Afternoon.

By accipiter  
I thought I would share this little story that I managed to capture while staying in the Karoo recently.
V1 is a lady Cape Sparrow enjoying the warm afternoon sunlight of the early spring.
V2 is an alert lady sparrow who had just noticed someone land on the branch immediately behind her.
V3 is the snappy gentleman sparrow who had arrived there. It only took him a few moments to see the sparkle in her eyes -
V4 and he took off in a lovely abstract flurry of feathers to her side
V5 Only a moment or two of foreplay and then he was balanced and then -
V6 Success! And a victory wave to the environs in general!
Hope you enjoy them!
Many thanks for the CCs and support for my last upload. A

Tags: Birds Africa Sparrow South Cape Wildlife and nature Karoo.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Oct 2010 2:50PM
A great series, Arthur, telling a lovely story, very well captured, especially V.4 for the wing movement. Carol

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lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 3:42PM
A cracking shot x x x
27 Oct 2010 4:00PM
A nice capture
LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 4:02PM
A lovely series!
tashi 7 2
27 Oct 2010 4:36PM
Good set of series. Well captured.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
27 Oct 2010 4:59PM
A really lovely set. What attractive little birds they are.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 6:30PM
wonderful set of captures cracking detail and colours v2 and v3 for me tonight nice ones Wink
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Oct 2010 7:08PM
Great set but #3 works best for me
Roly 10 Wales
27 Oct 2010 8:02PM
Good set.V6 is my favourite.
27 Oct 2010 8:11PM
What a superb series, Arthur, all so very well timed and captured, love V4 for the movement.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
27 Oct 2010 9:27PM
A lovely series of pics Arthur - fine work...Bill
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 9:56PM
good set with a story to captivate all
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 10:13PM
Great set of images, with a happy-end,
xwang 8 56 8
27 Oct 2010 10:29PM
Superb set, excellent capture and lovely story...
28 Oct 2010 10:05AM
28 Oct 2010 11:51AM
Lovely set of love making.
28 Oct 2010 8:00PM
Great story well done.
29 Oct 2010 5:43AM
Stunning images! All of them are great.
Thank you for your nice comment on my last upload.
30 Oct 2010 12:19AM
A fine set
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2010 10:18PM
30th click from me for this series of shots - well captured Arthur
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
31 Oct 2010 7:59AM
What a fabulous set.

V6 in particular, made me laugh with your comment.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
6 Nov 2010 7:03AM
Great set of images.

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