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    Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Yesterday my wife and I were photographing the Painted Buntings at the visitor center of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. When sorting and culling I realized I had captured a male and female on the same branch in almost identical poses. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

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    Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Hi Joe. Nice pictures! #1 has pretty nice colors! If I am not wrong, this is even the same branch!? I mean, one left the place for the other to take it and pose for your shot? Well done, and thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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    Beautiful birds , joe. Almost the exact same spot on the limb as well.

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    The word painted is certainly right for this one.

    Great shots as usual and what are the odds of catching a male and female on the same branch and same post. Easier winning a lottery I would think.

    Excellent...

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    An absolutely wonderful set!

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    Hi Joe. Nice pictures! #1 has pretty nice colors! If I am not wrong, this is even the same branch!? I mean, one left the place for the other to take it and pose for your shot? Well done, and thanks for sharing. Cheers.
    Hello Otavio, thank you for your comments. Yes, the same branch... as you wrote, one left the other arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Beautiful birds , joe. Almost the exact same spot on the limb as well.
    Hello Steve, thank you for viewing and commenting. Yes, almost the exact same spot.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    The word painted is certainly right for this one.

    Great shots as usual and what are the odds of catching a male and female on the same branch and same post. Easier winning a lottery I would think.

    Excellent...
    Hello Bobo, very colorful bird. To me one of the most beautiful in North America, always featured on covers of bird books and magazines.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by Designer View Post
    An absolutely wonderful set!
    Hello Jim, thank you for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated.

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    Hi Joe: That's a way to de-saturate I haven't thought of. You sure have access to some great birds. Very nice.

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    Such a cooperative couple!

    Great shots! Congratulations.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by kaneohebud View Post
    Hi Joe: That's a way to de-saturate I haven't thought of. You sure have access to some great birds. Very nice.
    Thanks Bud, very much appreciated. One of the great aspects of living in Florida is a wonderful variety of birds, a bird photographers paradise.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by waha View Post
    Such a cooperative couple!

    Great shots! Congratulations.
    Thanks Wayne, your comments are very much appreciated.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Excellent Joe Don't think I've ever seen identical poses like that !! Like seeing the backside of the males !!

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    Hey Joe, the bird gods were with you. Hard enough to get one bird. Male and female on the same branch in the same pose, wow. Congrat.

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    Joe I dont consider these great shots luck. I often see that birds in courtship will follow each other from perch to perch or continue returning to a favorite perch. Either way you knew enough to wait for the other bird so I credit it more to your knowledge and understanding of their habits. A great series . beautifully done.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

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    Excellent Joe Don't think I've ever seen identical poses like that !! Like seeing the backside of the males !!
    Thanks Alfred, I appreciated you taking time to view and comment. They were going back and forth to a feeder outside the Merritt Island NWR visitor center. The branch was a open spot for them to perch.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Joe I dont consider these great shots luck. I often see that birds in courtship will follow each other from perch to perch or continue returning to a favorite perch. Either way you knew enough to wait for the other bird so I credit it more to your knowledge and understanding of their habits. A great series . beautifully done.
    Thanks James, your comments are very much appreciated.

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Amazing chance to get such similar poses. Nice!

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    Re: Painted Buntings...Almost Mirror Images of Male and Female

    Quote Originally Posted by Fit View Post
    Amazing chance to get such similar poses. Nice!
    Thanks Chris, your viewing of my images and comment is very much appreciated.

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