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I have been away from the forum for a while, I'm sorry for all the great posts I'm sure I have missed. I have been on a photo safari of sorts in Oregon. It started in the high desert and ended on the coast. I have an unbelievable amount of photos to sort through, almost 200gb after the second culling I almost don't know where to start in processing but a shot from this series seems the obvious spot. I have seen this behavior many times with these guys, Pigeon Guillemots, and have been trying to capture this in good light for 4 years now. On the last day of my trip I was FINALLY rewarded with a stellar morning weather wise, a rare condition on this part of the coast in Spring. Here is one shot of a looooooong burst.
As I said I have seen this many times and a few times the morning this was taken. What happens is the pair mates and, to be polite, near the end the third bird joins in. I don't know if this is a way for a male to spread his DNA without the responsibility of caring for the chicks or if the third bird is an immature bird just trying to figure out mating.
Now to start catching up on missed posts
Canon EOS-1D X EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens 800mm f/7.1 1/800s 2000 ISO 0.0 EV