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Red Necked Grebe

Red Necked Grebe
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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-19 3:56
Viewed: 3753
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Red Necked Grebe. This shot exhibits this grebe in its beautiful breeding plumage. It spent the afternoon with a partner, pulling up sticks from the bottom of Lake Ontario. When either gerebe found a stick, they would show it to the other and then place it in one central location. I understand that there is usually a floating tire at that same location, so the grebes are probably trying to build on where they hope the tire will appear.

The grebes have a wonderful call that sounds a lot like laughing. I'd have felt a little silly with how much they were laughing at me if I wasn't having such fun shooting them up close.

PP: My normal workflow from RAW, resize and sharpen. The only unusual thing is that my highpass sharpening was done from the Blue channel rather than on the whole RGB channel. I found that the blue channel held the most detail, and so wanted to use that as my sharpening template

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-19 5:05]

hi Jost,
très belle image naturelle, la netteté et les couleurs sont vraiment de haut niveau. J'aime aussi le pov et la composition équilibreé.


Hello Josh,

Excellent composition with wonderful sence of depth.
Love the pose of the Grebe with open bill and looking towards the, and I don't know exactly what it is, piece of wood in the water.
Gives the scene a diagonall line wich is great.
I also love the very beautiful contrast between the blue color tones on the water surface and the black, brown and whites at the Grebes feathers.
Excellent sharpness, DOF and exposure also.
A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Have a great weelend, Harry

Hi Josh,

Very nice shot of Red Necked Grebe with excellent detail of action. Very good DOF showing the whole bird in focus and with sharp details. Nice colours and pleasant BG.



hello Josh

beautiful image of the Red Necked Grebe, with a very fine POV,
framing and DOF, lovely luminosity of the image
with sharpness and details of the subject and a very lovely
and beautiful colour of the water, TFS


Hello Josh,
Very nice capture, excellent composition and point of view, beautiful colors and good contrast, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, great pose and timing.

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