Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 12, 2012
Image Size
250 KB
Resolution
524×700
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,556
Favourites
858 (who?)
Comments
205

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×
Coming Home by MorkelErasmus Coming Home by MorkelErasmus
I've been wanting an image like this for a while. These guys are swift and erratic, but on this occasion I had a vantage point where I could prefocus on the nest and keep my other eye open for when he would return with another "building block" for the nest. The males construct multiple nests pending the approval of his mate. She inspects the home, and if she disapproves, she rips it apart to let it fall in the water below...and he has to start over.

This photo is Copyrighted. Morkel Erasmus Photography. All rights reserved. No unauthorised use allowed.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlost-nomad07:
lost-nomad07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome photo!
Reply
:iconpretty-planet:
Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing picture!  
What species of bird is it?  Where was it taken?
Poor guy....it would take me forever to figure out how to build that--and I have opposable thumbs!
From the lady's point--can't raise the babies in something that will fall.
She could at least leave him the dignity of keeping his hard work in tact.
Then again--the ones who did that clearly did not survive in the gene pool. 
Nature can be brutal.
Did this hard worker ever get a lady-bird?
Reply
:iconimikaya:
imikaya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D
Reply
:iconmariaanmk:
MariaanMK Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haai Morkel is dit 'n "Spectacled Weaver"?
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Southern Masked Weaver :)
Reply
:iconriseredmoon:
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those female birds sound harsh.... and it always surprised me how they managed to make nests. I tried heaps of times when I was little but I never got the hang of it hehe
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks, hope you get your shot soon!
Reply
:iconmypeanutgallery:
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
WOW! What a great shot!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
Reply
:iconmypeanutgallery:
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Absolutely amazing gallery!
Reply
:iconkotor-mstr:
KotOR-MSTR Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*GASP*!!!! Such a beautiful photo!!!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks eh!
Reply
:iconalexandru-mm:
Alexandru-MM Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Photographer
<3
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconapple-kitty:
apple-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
omg thats horrible if the female doesn't like it!

A perfect shot of the wing span I must say O_O
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much...
Reply
:iconnardmonster:
nardmonster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Wow.  What an amazing picture.  This reminds me why birds are my second favorite animal types.  They're just so beautiful and creative. 
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot...
:)
Reply
:iconhanciong:
hanciong Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She inspects the home, and if she disapproves, she rips it apart to let it fall in the water below --> thankfully our wives don't do this LOL
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
For all the anthropomorphizing we do, sometimes the animals do behave freakishly similar to us.
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) LOL
Reply
:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Spring Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
Reply
:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Welcome. :)
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
Reply
:iconfivethousandtrees:
fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Writer
I love the patterns of the wings and the patterns of the nest.
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
Reply
:iconraintailkat:
Raintailkat Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot~ great timing ^^
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanx
Reply
:iconraintailkat:
Raintailkat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
^^ ur welcome
Reply
:iconaussiekiwi:
AussieKiwi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Incredible photo. Thanks for sharing it.
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
my pleasure!
Reply
:iconchateaugay:
Chateaugay Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Great reward for your stakeout! Lovely wings spread and beautiful colors all in sharp focus. (I know it's nature's way, and this is how the gene for good nest-building stays in the population, but if I can anthropomorphize for a minute, she's awfully mean to rip all his work apart instead of just saying something like, "The bottom needs more support. Fix it and then we'll move in together.")
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D indeed
thanks for your comment
Reply
:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Cool Pic!!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
Reply
:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Artist
welcome...
Reply
:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
What an amazing shot! Its amazing!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
:icondesigndivala:
Designdivala Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Wow cool insight, I wish all men wooed their women that way, but I wouldn't be so mean to rip apart his work. :(
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
;) thanx
Reply
:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
your lovely work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: - have a look please and enjoy
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
very welcome :)
Reply
:iconzewqt:
ZeWqt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Nice shot!! I love these Birds!
Reply
:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you...
Reply
:iconzewqt:
ZeWqt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
You're welcome :)
Reply
:iconericreynolds:
EricReynolds Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was wondering if you would tell me the equipment (specifically lenses) that you use to capture these beautiful photos?
Reply
Add a Comment: