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Love Dance

Love Dance
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals' Behavior, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-17 4:13
Viewed: 2881
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This male Sharp-tail Grouse is trying to impress a female with his mating dance. This involves inflating the air sacs on his neck and drumming the ground with his feet. What males won't do to get a girl.
Shot at sunrise near Jenner, Alberta

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Hi Rick
Nice color good photo

Hallo Rick
What beautiful colours and lovely patterns this Sharp-tail Grouse has in its feathers? The purple and yellow stands out beautifully and I am sure that it is not only the dance that impresses the females but those striking coloured feathers too. Thanks for sharing an interesting post. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-17 5:40]

Hello Rick,
Another fantastic photo in splendid light. It's just on the right place. Sharpness, POV and composition are excellent. The best photo of this species I've ever seen.

Hello Rick

You guys in Alberta and elsewhere in the Prairies
and in the West lucky you are, you have birds
and wild animal that we don't have in the East,
well there is Sharp-tail Grouses in Québec but
only in the North-Western Québec if I am not in mistake.

Excellent photo of this male Sharp-tail Grouse
in his mating display, fine POV, lovely lateral light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Dearest friend Rick
Thank you very much for adding this beauty to my theme "Animals' Behavior" if human males performed like this, no female was able to cry "rape" , she was warned well in advance :-)
The sharp details make this image incredibly interesting! The natural colors are an added bonus. Thanks for sharing.

Love from the Tzaneen Dam, Limpopo, South Africa,

Great photo Rick! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful backlighting and good sharpness.

Hi Rick
照的很清楚 羽毛真是美麗 第一次見到這種鳥 陽光的角度特殊但是很有創意好看 姿態真是可愛

Hi Rick. I really like the 2 bright colours on this guy. Very majestic. Your DOF is good the way it lets the foreground be visible. You managed a clear shot of him with no obstructions which is great for all the grass you had to shoot around. I love the clarity of the bird as well. A very captive moment. Well done! TFS Trevor

wonderful bird in a wonderful light. Thanks very much for showing

Beautiful picture with good clarity and nice colors


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