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Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 23:33
Viewed: 4445
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, is a member of the grebe family of water birds.

The Great Crested Grebe is 4651 centimetres (1820 in) long with a 5973 centimetres (2329 in) wingspan. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye, and a pink bill. It is the largest European grebe.

The young are remarkable because their heads are striped black and white, much like zebras. They lose these markings when they become adults.

The Great Crested Grebe breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes. The subspecies P. c. cristatus is found across Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from the colder regions. It winters on freshwater lakes and reservoirs or the coast.

Info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Crested_Grebe

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Hi Pam,

Superb quality image of The Great Crested Grebe, impressive sharpness with nice detail in the feathers, good exposure and splendid natura colours, i love the highlighted eye that brings the picture alive, nice work and well done,
Congratulations Pam and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-05 0:33]

Hello Pam,
Very beautiful photo of this Great Grebe. Excellent sharpness, details, beautiful natural colours and pleasing eye contact.

Hello Pam,
What a beautiful pic.Excellent sharpness and colour.Very well done.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-05 12:26]

Hi Pam,

Very good shot of this grebe. The waterdrops on the back and the dark water is really superb. My compliments!


Hello Pam,
What a cheeky and cute appearance! Superb capture with excellent exposure control. Beautiful colours in very good sharpness. A very pleasant image to view. Well done.

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