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    Posted: 19 July 2020 at 04:34

The singer emerges from the depths and takes the stage.



And immediately bursts into song with a coy look over the left shoulder as if to say 'are you getting this'??



The audience of one have to move for a better view. Unfortunately the singer is back lit but this will prove to be advantageous later.



After some positioning.



And neck exercises.



And a haughty 'are you ready' look at the audience.



The show commences.





With adjustments to the lighting.



Caught mid blink.





Is that better?



If so I'll grace you with a close up.



Before a rather ignominious stage exit...





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Great!
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Peter,
A wonderful photographic essay. Obviously the Darter was socially isolating in accordance with current restrictions.
Love the close-ups and the detail in the back light.
Just a couple of questions:
1. was it melodious, or just harsh squawking?
2. was the intended subject of the serenade suitably impressed?
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Bravo Great series Peter.
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Thanks for taking us with you to this private performance Peter!
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Thanks to everyone. Yes Joe very suitably impressed in that it gave me many simple shots with which to practice my masking techniques with my new software.





As to the actual performance, although somewhat raucous, I think it was a love duet as a reply would come from the other side of the lake about 500M away. This back and forth duet went on for about five minutes until a a child ran up causing an early retreat. After the child departed my hopes for an encore were in vain....
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They're all good but #6 is wonderful! I'll still be chuckling tomorrow.
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Great story - TFS
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Thanks Roy and Michele, always does you good to have a chuckle !!
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Very nice. Was it an alto, a soprano or a tenor? Maybe it was a bass. Judging from the pictures, it's a natural for sound projection.
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Thanks Winston, hard to tell but maybe closest to a tenor, certainly had great projection
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