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Domestic Dispute series - warning may distrub some viewers!

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Call me a cross between a voyeur and a paparazzi as I captured this exchange, taking place at a local watering hole, where over-consumption can lead to unfortunate events. Luckily this one ended peacefully, but it was a tense period for all concerned. The names have been changed to protect the identities of the innocent.

It begins with one individual, whom I shall call Bill, already in his usual place, having consumed quite a few beverages already...

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George, another regular confronts him: "What are you doing here? You're supposed to be home with your mate!"

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Bill: "Let me be frank, you seem to spend more time with her than me!"

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George: "You can't be Frank, he's twice the bird you will ever be - your name is Bill!

If I DO spend more time with her it's because you're out chasing other birds, she is lonely and needs company."

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Bill: "That was a cheep shot!" (yes the spelling is intentional)

"I can see she's got her claws into you!  Well, you are welcome to each other and I hope you enjoy your 'flight of fancy' together!!!"

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George: "Don't you stick your tongue out at me, egghead!"

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This might have escalated into a physical confrontation if it wasn't for the arrival of the lady in question, Mavis..


Mavis: "Stop that stupid posturing both of you! I'm sick and tired of both of you, egging each other on. It's no yolking matter! I'm leaving you both and going off to see the world with Andrew, he is much more cultured and appreciates me. He has brought out the chick in me again!"

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At this point the protagonists dispersed, much to the relief of others who just wanted to enjoy a drink in peace!

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I will leave the last word to Eric, "Just visiting", who commented "This place was a nest of inequity, not at all like what I am used to at home!"

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This is what happens to one's mind as it wanders while awaiting the right shot...  

 

The Cast: 

Two Tuis plus one Bell Bird, seen on the island of Tiri Tiri Matangi, a sanctuary in the Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.

Series taken with a Canon EOS 60D, with 28-300 EF-L lens, hand held.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy
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Re: Domestic Dispute series - warning may distrub some viewers!

Awesome photos!  Points for the dialogue and bonus points for the puns.  Great job capturing the daily drama in your feathered friends' lives!

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Re: Domestic Dispute series - warning may distrub some viewers!

Peace at last, thank you for making me feel better, Great Story. Love the capture of disappointments.

 

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Re: Domestic Dispute series - warning may distrub some viewers!

hahahah I have to confess I was scared to open this thread... but I'm glad I did! Great pics! 

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Re: Domestic Dispute series - warning may distrub some viewers!

Hi Braziliangirl and welcome!!!  I'm glad you took the plunge and risked a look!!  Smiley LOL


braziliangirl wrote:

hahahah I have to confess I was scared to open this thread... but I'm glad I did! Great pics! 


 

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