Signs of Affection

© Dick Jenkins

<b>Signs of Affection</b>

Lois Adomite level-classic May 01, 2012

Very nice capture, congratulations. #1460146

Barbara E. Gould May 01, 2012

Wonderful capture. Love these birds. Congratulations. #10117016

Dick Jenkins May 02, 2012

Thank you Louise and Barbara. #10118150


What an amazing Finalist Dick, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118443

Dick Jenkins May 02, 2012

Thank you Jo Ann, a very rare and unusual gesture I've never seen before. #10118476

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 02, 2012

Congratulations, Dick! #10119361

Carol Eade level-addict May 02, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #10119761

Rona L. Schwarz May 02, 2012

Marvelous bird capture, Dick! I've never seen herons do this before and I have spent all week in Florida at rookeries! Many congratulations on a really fine Finalist! #10120122

Dick Jenkins May 02, 2012

Thanks to all, Patrick, Carol and Rona, thanks for taking the time to drop me a note. Gee Rona you should have let me know you were in our fair state I would have taken you to my private heronry. But I must admit, in all the time I spend with the birds, and it is appreciable, I have never seen this gesture before. There were also a few other gestures I saw and captured early on in the new couples mating that took me by surprise. We watched a pair of potential mates for seven days of cat and mouse before she accepted him and then the gesture found on my wildlife gallery entitled "The Mating Ritual" occurred. Never had I seen that.

Thanks again to all. #10120190

May 03, 2012

It's always great to capture behavior #10120650

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 03, 2012

Incredible image Dick, congrats! #10121260

Merna L. Nobile May 05, 2012

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile
Hi Dick: I also wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful publication. They certainly commissioned the best person for the task. Beautiful work! Merna #10125090

Mary K. Robison May 06, 2012

Brilliant capture, Dick.
Congratulations on its making Finalist. (I'm truly surprised it didn't go higher.)

Lori Carlson May 11, 2012

Love this so much!! Congrats on your recognition!! =) #10134231

Dick Jenkins May 11, 2012

Thanks so much to all, Donna, Merna, Mary and Lori. Nice of you to take the time to send your best wishes. #10134420

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Contest entry: Animals

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on March 31, 2012 Photo Contest Finalist

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