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    Camera Model Canon EOS-1D X
    Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/800
    Av(Aperture Value) 8.0
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 2500
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +2x III
    Focal Length 1000.0mm

    This was the first time I had witnessed the courtship display. I appreciate the background is less than ideal but it was a case of it being my first opportunity to capture the behaviour. I returned the following day but no luck. I will go back again to see what I can capture. I would normally have used a faster shutter speed but I knew the crop would be significant so I didn't want to raise the ISO to much, hence 1/800sec.

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    A bird I am not familiar with... interesting behavior. Thank you for sharing, Jonathan.
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    Nice one Jon. These birds are usually difficult because of the shaded areas they occupy. Love the FG blending in with the bird. Maybe tone the BG down a wee bit.

    Will

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    Well done Jon and I like the fact the subject is off set. There used to be quite a few on a stretch of water near a well known drinking water, but I think they may have gone due to disturbance by Dog walkers. The hike back upto the car park was like the Hovis ad.

    Hope you get more.

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    I think you are referring to Peak District(?) This was at a place called Loggerheads in North Wales, same problems with dog walkers and wet dogs coming to have a sniff whilst I am trying to take pics!

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