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Great Creasted Grebe

Great Creasted Grebe
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-04-22 10:43
Viewed: 803
Points: 6
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Great Creasted Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

I have captured this 'Great Creasted Grebe' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. I saw two birds were busy to make their nest. So this one was very busy to go under water to find suitable watery plants for their nest. So here, its beauty doesn't look such great due to its wet feathers. But I've tried my best to present the atmosphere which I have cherished. Early morning light and reflection of blue sky on water surface help me to maintain decent exposure.

It's a watery bird of the Grebe family and noted for its elaborate mating display. The adults are unmistakable in summer with their head and neck. decoration

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Hi Sri,
This species is also common in Eurasia, but I don't remember if I've ever seen such a spectacular photo of them. The early morning lights are fantastic, such as the simple, yet pleasant composition. Great exposure as well, and a powerful image overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-04-22 14:24]

HI Srikumar,this time the light of early morning helps you for a great result,especially talking about the colors,so warm and so rich,perfect sharpness as usual too for a great tribute for this crested grebe. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sri
A great early morning photo Sri with the reds in the water helping to highlight the bird.

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