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Dancing duo

By Loupix  
An interesting courtship ceremonial takes place: the partners, separated by several yards, first greet one another by stretching their necks out along the water’s surface. Then they swim towards each other, spreading their crests, nodding their heads and finally embracing each other by rubbing necks. The birds call to each other throughout. Sometimes they dive, surfacing with a piece of greenery in their bills and treading water face to face with heads erect.

Photo Info:-

Exposure...........:- 1/500s @ f/5.6
Exposure mode......:- Auto
Exposure program...:- Aperture Priority
ISO Speed..........:- 100
Focal lenth........:- 400mm
Metering mode......:- Patern
White balance......:- Auto

This is one of many I managed to fire off while they were doing thier little dance. This was truely remarcable to watch.... well worth the trip out.

Tags: Canon Park Eos General Water Bird 5d Grebe Kignsbury Wildlife and nature

Voters: didgpix, taggart, SueWB and 11 more

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cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2007 12:40AM
beautiful shot beautiful pair very well captured i would like to see that courtship ceremony
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
22 Mar 2007 12:45AM
Excellent candid-- the courtship sounds a wonderful sight!

22 Mar 2007 1:14AM
a very interesting little lesson and a very cute couple.

Dee Smile
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
22 Mar 2007 2:46AM
Good deacription for an excellent picture.
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
22 Mar 2007 3:36AM
Well taken, keep an eye open, should be off spring soon. Spot on! Click!!!

didgpix 14
23 Mar 2007 12:54AM
Excellent capture.

I think I would have used a tigher crop.

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