Signs of Affection

© Dick Jenkins

<b>Signs of Affection</b>

Lois Adomite level-classic 5/1/2012 8:19:44 PM

Very nice capture, congratulations. #1460146

Barbara E. Gould 5/1/2012 8:29:38 PM

Wonderful capture. Love these birds. Congratulations. #10117016

Dick Jenkins 5/2/2012 5:58:16 AM

Thank you Louise and Barbara. #10118150

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2012 7:13:23 AM

What an amazing Finalist Dick, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118443

Dick Jenkins 5/2/2012 7:21:14 AM

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/2/2012 1:35:52 PM

Congratulations, Dick! #10119361

Carol Eade level-classic 5/2/2012 5:29:24 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #10119761

Rona L. Schwarz 5/2/2012 8:07:27 PM

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 5/2/2012 8:35:52 PM

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

The Judges at 5/3/2012 6:09:29 AM

It's always great to capture behavior #10120650

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/3/2012 1:36:47 PM

Incredible image Dick, congrats! #10121260

Merna L. Nobile 5/5/2012 1:59:01 PM

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 5/6/2012 3:51:19 AM

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

Lori Carlson 5/11/2012 5:07:54 PM

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

Dick Jenkins 5/11/2012 7:59:51 PM

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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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

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