This is not Rain!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-27 1:22]
Lovely shot of these Little Grebes :-)
I found a pair once but didn't get a decent shot because they were so warey of me and didn't come very close.
Great clarity and sharpness.
Excellent low-down POV.
Well done, Ivan!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-06-27 2:04]
Very nice capture of this little grebes.POV,framing,simple BG and composition are wonderful.Have a good weekend too!
Thanks for posting.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-06-27 2:24]
are you happy now?, you was longing for the rain. ;-)
A very fine picture of our smådopping and it's nice to see
both a male and a female at the same time.
Well composed as usual ad the colours are nice.
Hoppas att du får en fin resa till fjällen.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-27 4:57]
What a crowd! Those insects look like falling raindrops... Interesting to see so many of them :o) I like the background, composition and the POV. TFS
Have a great weekend,
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-06-27 6:23]
Are you photographing during the rain? Even if this was long distance shot you did good work showing s those two good looking birds.
Well done and TFS
Trevlig resa om vi inte syns i cyber space TN.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-06-27 6:25]
A lovely capture of this beautiful couple of little grebe along with their lunch and dinner. Superb details and lovely composition. Best of Luck and Happy journey to the mountains to both you and Jr. Kruys.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-06-27 7:33]
Definitely a weather forecast for ducks as we say here. The droplets add a human touch to the notes...and the ducks look about as complacent as they can...unknowing of their fancy names and all they simply go about their daily activities..I do hope you get some goo weather this year...but at times foul weather can bring good fowl images:-)
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-06-27 7:43]
Very good shot of the grebes. Very good focus for both male and female. These flies are really amazing. So many!
Very nice light and colours.
- Nilson (4423)
- [2008-06-27 9:35]
Bela foto com uma incrivel variedade de vidas, os detalhes ficaram excelentes com boa nitidez e focalização. A luminosidade esta muito boa.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-06-27 10:57]
Hello Ivan, perfect capture of these Little Grebes in all aspects. TFS. Have a nice weekend! Regards,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-27 11:18]
Hi Ivan. I would have bet money on rain it looks just like it. Well the wait was worth it to get the pair together. Good detail and colour from such a distance. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend and a safe and enjoyable trip on Monday.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-06-27 11:32]
Ottima composizione per presentare questa coppia di tuffetti, un'immagine di grande atmosfera per questo apparente fenomeno di pioggia creato dagli insetti, molto belli i colori e la luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-06-27 15:56]
amazing discovery - peaceful silence that turns out to be boiling with life. Scandinavia must be a paradise for all insect eating creatures in these days of summer. A great document.
Have a very good trip up to the Shwedish mountains!
I am also planning to go up to the Alps for two or even three weeks right now - just relaxing with my family, and taking just a few pictures this time.
With thanks, and best regards,
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-06-27 16:42]
Hello Ivan, wonderful shot of these grebes. TFS. Regards,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-27 21:34]
In spite of the distance you captured so much detail in this pair of Grebes. I love their positions and how they look in the wakes they are creating. I was sure it was raining - that certainly is a huge swarm of insects. Sounds like you have a wonderful trip ahead of you. Have fun and take care.
- anel (40574)
- [2008-06-28 1:18]
Surprising posting, I was wondering about all these strange raindrops. I hope that yourself weren't surrounded by the flies. I wish you an interesting stay in the Swedish mountains and I'm sure you will come back with plenty of excellent shots.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-06-28 10:26]
Hi dear Ivan ,
Very nice shot with lovely moment.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-06-28 13:08]
I seem to have missed this excellent picture of the Little Grebes surrounded by the insects. Good composition and DOF, sharp details and nice coulours.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-06-28 15:12]
Hi My dear friend Ivan,
A fantastic and splendid shot of these Grebes my friend.
Great composition. Interesting that the aquatic insects created this rainy appearence:). TFS this beauty my friend!
Have a nice Sunday!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-06-28 18:11]
this is really great capture both of little grebes and aquatic insects. later form interesting view similar rain. your capture also great with sharp focus and splendid colors. POV and composition also very nice. thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend my friend
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-28 19:44]
excellent shot of this couple of Little Grebe, with fine POV,
DOF and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
if you should'nt write these are aquatic insects, i would think is rain,
that water's trout and bass fish most be in the paradise, TFS
have a good trip
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-06-28 19:48]
Ivan, I wish you and your son a fruitful trip to the mountains of your country and look forward to the pictures you would be taking there.
This is an amazing shot in which the pair of Little Grebes are shown in their beautiful mating plumage.
Those insects flying around the birds do look like rain falling on the water.
Despite long distance, you have managed a very good shot.
TFS and regards,
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-06-29 2:46]
Preciosa y elegante composición, buena nitidez, bellos colores con una luz muy agradable. interesane y amena nota, que hagas muchas fotos y disfrutes estas dos semanas. Saludos
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-06-29 5:51]
Ciao Ivan, lovely couple of grebees in a fascinating composition with fantastic insects like rain, splendid light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-29 5:58]
I love the shot and the note, though I do wish the birds were a little closer to look at.But that's not to take anything away from the shot!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-07-01 7:50]
Hello Ivan, very nice capture of that beautiful couple, composition is just perfect and the details and exposure are spot on, very good work, thanks!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-07-02 5:51]
I also thought it to be rain drops until I read your notes. Incredible shot of these Grebes enjoying a swim among those zillions of aquatic insects. Great documentary image with very impressive sharpness and colours. I like your low POV to portray them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-07-02 15:16]
Hope you and your son had fun in the sub-Arctic mountains, sounds awesome.
Interestingly, I've been trying to get an Australian Little Grebe for some time too, and only got within a similar distance.
A well composed shot with both genders shown, the emerging insects are an unusual bonus. Great sharpness as usual.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-07-03 8:57]
Wow ,quite the lively shot and the grebes are beautiful.
Nicely composed with excellent details and colours.
The insect activity is an added bonus.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-07-04 23:47]
Cant believe these are aquatic insects..
Quite unbelieveable....one can easily get fooled looking at the "raining life" in this composition.
The pair of grebes look quiet enjoying themselves..i wonder whther they feed on these insects!If yes, it must be a treat to them.The impressions formed by the insects in the water are quite interesting especially since you have managed the shot from a distance.The surface tension on water is rather peculiar.And i do not know whether it has to do with my eye or the colour, they seem to have a tad violet shade to them!
Wonderful composition, with an eye for the life around in nature presented with a fine PoV, excellent DoF,colours and perfect framing.Well done.
TFS & Cheers
P.S:Hope you are enjoying your holiday:)Look forward to see you in TN soon:)
The lake so green looks wonderful.
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-07-05 8:02]
fanstastique image, la pluie est exploitée a merveille pour donner un brin de vie à ces canards. Excellent pov rasant.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-07-07 0:29]
I agree with you. Shot is full of content and life. Water surface covered by flies is looked nicely. First, I have thought that these are water plants but you explanation made all clear. Wonderful images of the birds, fine reflections in the water and very good composition of the image at whole. We are waiting for your new shots from Sweden mountains.
- cako (3395)
- [2008-07-07 5:30]
very nice composition
- Crazy-Cat (2)
- [2008-07-16 9:08]
Really a clear, sharp and well captured image. Well focused.