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Matt K.
05-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Pierce Estates in Calgary. Walking about trying to get a good shot of a couple of Merganser Ducks. Here they were peacefully swimming about, minding their own business. Was a little cold, so they were close together.

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Their marital bliss came under attack from another male, who decided to butt in. Landed right next to the original male and swam along side for a while. Well, the original male did not like that at all and:

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Then the pursuit started:

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Had to get the whole neighnorhood excited with this chase:

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But in the end he won ... and peace prevailed (for now, at least)

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Greg_Nuspel
05-29-2010, 01:58 PM
I love the 'speedboat' chase.

mbrager
05-29-2010, 02:42 PM
She's beautiful. Nice hair and all. I can see why he was so upset. Great pictures.
Mike

JAS_Photo
05-29-2010, 03:07 PM
Ha! Ha! The chase is hilarious! Their little feet must have been have been going in circles like cartoon chases. The interloper has such a sly look about him. "Oozing charm from every pore, he oiled his way across the floor."

Cool set.

Bambi
05-29-2010, 05:37 PM
this tells a great story!!!

Iguanasan
05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
Interesting set, Matt. You captured a real show there. :thumbup:

Matt K.
05-29-2010, 09:32 PM
Thanks all. Yes, it was quite the show. Hope to be in the right place at the right time again ...