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A very short period after Jack took this shot she snapped at him and within a second he went directly to another female just off to the side and another dance commenced. Fickle or fussy? The male's eye apparently turns white when courting; the male is called a cob and the female a pen.

  

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Forster's Terns courting! Love it when they do this. Bolsa Chica(CA)

  

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Knightshayes Court is a Victorian country house in Tiverton, Devon, England, designed by William Burges for the Heathcoat-Amory family. Nikolaus Pevsner describes it as "an eloquent expression of High Victorian ideals in a country house of moderate size

A couple of 'Great crested grebes'

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Elegant Terns courting, she's hoping he brought a fish! Bolsa Chica(CA)

 

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The Tortworth Court Hotel near Wooten-Under-Edge, South Gloucestershire. 3 bracketed images and edited with Photomatix Pro 5.0 and Lightroom 4.

I caught the mute swan couple in the nice light today courting. Of course when they mated they turned with their backs facing me and the little love dance they do after I got from the side. I have gotten shots of it before, but always in bad light. It was interesting how they twist their necks together like this before mating. For those of you who dont know, the male (cob) has a brighter orange bill and the female (pen) has a lighter orange bill and she is also smaller then the male.

 

Jackson Falls / Rahway River Park / Clark, New Jersey

 

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Witley Court in Worcestershire, England is a Grade I listed building and was once one of the great houses of the Midlands, but today it is a spectacular ruin after being devastated by fire in 1937

I have video of this as well but will post tomorrow. They put on a real show for everyone who was there! The male is the brighter, darker orange and he was making a loud clicking sound while dancing around the female and trying to mount her at times as well and the female which is lighter in color made a squealing sound and would also jump up towards him. It appeared as if she was playing hard to get. ;) I went back today with friends in hope to see this behavior again but they were not doing it. They supposely only do this for 1-3 days, I guess I got lucky to witness it!

 

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The Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

 

The Supreme Court of Canada (French: Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system. The court grants permission to between 40 and 75 litigants each year to appeal decisions rendered by provincial, territorial and federal appellate courts. Its decisions are the ultimate expression and application of Canadian law and binding upon all lower courts of Canada, except to the extent that they are overridden or otherwise made ineffective by an Act of Parliament or the Act of a provincial legislative assembly pursuant to Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the notwithstanding clause).

 

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Sun rising behind the Toronto court house casting interesting shadows

Witley Court Worcestershire uk

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Who knew there were wild turkeys in SoCal? There were a gang of them, visible from hwy 76, with toms in full courting display to a bevy of hens. These turkeys, native to Texas, were brought over by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to promote hunting. They had no trouble adapting to their new setting and currently number in the hundreds of thousands (mostly in NorCal). Now there's concern they are damaging the environment.

Mute swans dorm this heart shape as part of their courtship. A perfect image for Valentines Day.

Another from my little local park.

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Went to Arlington Court the other week with Tim to try and capture some autumn colours. It was a bit too early really but managed to recce the place for when its at its best.

 

To see more images like this, check out my new website that fellow photographer Tim Barker and myself have set up at Westcountry Photographic

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The Hofgarten (Court Garden) in Munich, Germany

 

is a garden in the center of the city between the Residenz and the Englischer GartenThe garden was built in 1613-1617 by Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria as an Italian style Renaissance garden.

 

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In the center of the garden is a pavilion for the goddess Diana,

 

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The Roman Catholic Theatine Church St. Cajetan (Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan) in Munich was built from 1663 to 1690, it was founded by Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, as a gesture of thanks for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the Bavarian crown, Prince Max Emanuel, in 1662.

 

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The Frauenkirche was constructed from red brick in the late Gothic style within only 20 years. The building is designed very demure without rich gothic ornaments. The structure is 109 meters or 358 feet tall and 40 meters (131 feet) wide. The two towers are 99 meters (325 feet) high, with one tower taller than the other by 12 cm (4.75 inches).

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Greeting visitors on their way in to Greys Court near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

ceiling detail from the awesome hampton court palace

visited this new food court yesterday. after an 8kilometer walk we arrived around 5pm and the place was starting to get full. the court features several restos in one area and sitting areas in the center and above the restos. more treats to enjoy with your friends and family.

Even the sunlight was adding its own artistic touch. This is yet another from Camp 30 in Bowmanville ON. I have many shots from here and will insert one every once in awhile. I had a great time at this abandonment.

Ashton Court early on Saturday morning on a grey autumn day.Weather forecast had said sun first thing and was hoping to take views across the city with the rising sun but far to much cloud banked on the horizon so this was shot on my walk back to the car.

Had to get out to catch some of the glorious light on offer after the snow.

One of my 2 local parks.

 

Explore Jan 6th 2010 #484

Old Court House -- Tucson Arizona

  

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Mount Vernon Memorial Park

Fair Oaks, California

  

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Arlington Court in Devon is a beautiful Regency House built for the Chichester family, it is set in 30 acres of beautiful woodland and informal gardens this lake being a part of it.

 

This was taken a few years ago now on a most gorgeous Autumn day and as you can see the trees are just beginning to turn.

  

Dorney Court is an early Tudor manor house, dating from around 1440, located in the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire. It is owned and lived in by the Palmer family.

 

You may be aware that the Olympic rowing events were staged at Dorney lake, close by.

bryant court demolished 2012

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Where are the doors to the midnight court?

Old wood stained with soul

knobs of brass gone green

All the flowers of healing

hidden beyond

under earth's seams

far away from good intentions

and well meant dreams

Witley Court, Worcestershire - one of the largest ruins I've come across and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Ex #43 A colour version of an earlier posting.

unbelievable but this is a real Basketball court. found it yesterday in Munich. must be really hard to play there - but funny for sure...

 

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Hampton Court is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex, and within the postal town East Molesey, Surrey; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. The palace is 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of central London on the River Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it.

The following century, King William III's massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, if vague, balancing of successive low wings.

Along with St. James's Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.

 

from the series "Stations"

Court House Metro Station - Arlington, VA

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