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Great Crested Grebe Part 2

Great Crested Grebe Part 2
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Copyright: Staale Gjoes (gjoess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 62] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Sigma 80-400 OS, ISO 100 RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 9:53
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This is the mate to


I'm not sure which one is the female/male. This was taken a week after. They seem to swap the role on looking after the eggs.

This time they didn't pay any attention to me - so I think they are used to me by now. Which is great news because I'm hoping to be around when the eggs hatch.

Due to strong sun light and their white spots I stepped down the camera a full 1 stop. I stepped it back up in DPP 3.0. Which seems to give you better quality all together than no stepping in the first place.

Picture slightly cropped and saturation increased.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-28 10:38]

Hi Staale. nice shot of the Grebe, good colour and fine detail in the head and eyes,with a good dark green background. TFS well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-28 11:59]

Hi Staale.
What a delicate lovely done picture of this charming bird. Excellent portrait work. Nice impressive lighting, tender colours and excellent not exactly sharpened and detailed image of the bird. You managed to create a wonderful BG extremely smooth and colourful. My compliments and TFS. Perfect job.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-04-28 13:51]

terrific study of a grebe´s head, staale! :-)
great pov with wonderful colors and amazing details - the red eye is really stunning.
sharpness and lighting are very good with no oe on the white.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-28 14:00]

precious composition! beautiful colors and good work. Greetings

Nice sharp pic of an interesting bird. Spot on lighting and nice green BG
TFS, Anil

Hi Staale,
This is a great portrait of this grebe!
I like so much the close approach you had to the bird, and the beautiful details got on their plumage.
It's very good the contrating colours with the dark background, and the red eye really stands out.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Wonderful, great shot and composition. Very nice details. also sharphness and color are perfect.
Best wishes

Hi Staale,
Lovely capture of this Grebe. Stunning colours of the feathers and excellent sharpness and details. Good lighting and the red eye really stands out. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-28 21:56]

Hello Staale

Very good DOF and POV.The lighting and colours are beautiful.Wonderful colour and detail in the eye.The BG is super.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-29 2:37]

Wow, Staale. You sure got a close-up one here. : )
Beautiful colors, great sharpness, good light...
and fantastic hair-do. : )
TFS. : )

Incredible detail on this bird. Nice work.

bonjour staale
cela manque peu etre un peu de contraste mais l'oiseau est magnifique et vous avec bien maitrisé l'exposition même sur les parties blanches;

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