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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.

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RisingRedMoon 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
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MorkelErasmus Feb 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks, hope you get your shot soon!
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WOW! What a great shot!
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MorkelErasmus Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconmypeanutgallery:
Absolutely amazing gallery!
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KotOR-MSTR Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*GASP*!!!! Such a beautiful photo!!!
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MorkelErasmus Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks eh!
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Alexandru-MM Sep 25, 2013  Student Photographer
<3
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MorkelErasmus Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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apple-kitty 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
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