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Old 09-19-2010   #1
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When it saw me this gorgeous bird didn't hesitate.
It shimmied right up close and performed what I can only suppose was a courtship ritual,
squatting low and swaying from side to side with its magnificent wings outstretched.
As flattered as I was, I declined a mating for fear of being Ostrichised.

Olympus E-3 + 14-42mm (28-84mm Equivalent)

Below: Olympus E-3 + 70-300mm (140-600mm Equivalent)

... until finally it walked away humiliated and in disgust!

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That's what you get when you Interrupt the mating dance : [rotfl] Very good shots
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I love these shots Mark - such lovely clear colours.

I hate to burst your bubble, but it may have been the E-3 it found so attractive?
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Fantastic shots I agree, however it may have been performing a dance of challenge and you have escaped serious injury!
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ROFL!

Nice shots!
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Great series, had to be something to witness.
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Very nice series Mark.
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Never seen a black one, very cool!
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That's what you get when you Interrupt the mating dance : [rotfl] Very good shots
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ROFL! Nice shots!
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Very nice series Mark.
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Never seen a black one, very cool!
Thanks to you each for your kindly comments.

I sometimes get lucky and least when I expect it. I just happened to be passing when I spotted the pair and hastily set up the shoot. These were the best of a dozen or more similar attitudes.


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