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Slavonian Grebes

Slavonian Grebes
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-22 5:04
Viewed: 3342
Points: 34
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Slavonian Grebe-Podiceps auritus

The Horned Grebe is a small grebe at 3138 centimetres (1215 in) long with a 4655 centimetres (1822 in) wingspan. Unmistakable in summer, the plumage of both male and female includes a black head with brown puffy earlike tufts along the sides of its face. It shows a deep red neck, scarlet eyes, and a small, straight black bill tipped with white. It rides high in the water.

Slavonian Grebes breed in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe and Asia. It also breeds in remote inland parts of the United States and much of Canada. Most birds migrate in winter to the coast. During this time, this small grebe is mainly white with a sharply defined black cap. During breeding, the male's call is heard as an odd, striking series of loud croaks and chattering notes followed by prolonged shrieks.

Like all grebes, it builds a nest on the water's edge, since its legs are set very far back and it cannot walk well. Usually two eggs are laid, and the striped young are sometimes carried on the adult's back. (From Wikipedia)

Captured from a distance of about 15 metres. We hope to see their chicks soon!!

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Hello Ulla,
fine capture of these Grebes with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like the shapes of the little waves creating a nice play of light on the water surface.
Best wishes,

Hello Ulla
Really beautiful couple.Lovely capture,great pose,wonderful colours and details.
Thank You
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-22 5:39]

Hi Ulla,it looks like an exercise of syncronized swim contest..ehehe....what a beautiful pair and what a great capture,excellents details despite the distance and beautiful colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-05-22 6:08]

Hi Ulla,
Really nice picture. I like the sharpness of the colors. I think it is a good picture when you can see the eye.

Hello Ulla,

An excellent capture of this pair of Grebes with beautiful coloration, sharpness & setting. Very nicely done & presented.

TFS & best wishes!

Kind regards


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-22 7:11]

Hej! Superb capture! I didn't had the chance to see this specie yet...

Hi Ulla,
beautiful photo of these ducks. Nice pose of them. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-22 8:13]

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful photo of this couple of Grebe. Good sharpness and nice natural colours. Pleasing synchronic pose.

Hello Ulla,
Great photo of this very rare species for me in our country, TFS!

hello Ulla
Super picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice to see a pair of this specie
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ulla. Good DOF and beuatiful colours even if in difficult light. well done.


Amazing birds and amazing scene Ulla! Fantastic pose, very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

Ciao Ulla, great capture of lovely couple in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla.
Splendida coppia di svassi con dei colori stupendi,eccellente la composizione e soprattutto la ottima nitidezza,molto molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Man.... now I am jealos!!! I saw them in Gotland but never so close

Well done

Dear Ulla, extremely beautiful, almost like a painting, greetings Ori

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-27 7:32]

Hi Ulla.
You must be happy to watch and picture so nice scene. Poses of the birds are very touching. Details and colours are excellent despite the cloudy weather (at least I think that it was such one). Waves on the water create a fine neutral pattern for this charming pair. My compliments and warm regards.

Hello Ulla

Beautiful photo of the Slavonian Grebes with
their graceful pose, fine POV and the way
they are framed, excellent focus, sharpness
and details, TFS


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