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Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 19:39
Viewed: 4732
Points: 126
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S0 far the season have been quite ,not to many subject by species.On Sunday I when with others TN Members for a quick session.we did not see to many species.So I will like to present you that Grebe familly.that wasthe best opportunities of the day.
From Audubon
Description :12-15'' Pigeon sized.a stocky,uniformly brownish water bird,with stout whitish bill that has black ring around it during breeding season.

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Bonjour Michel,
Stunning image with such beauty!
good pov with great depth on the Grebe family!
the image is so sharp with nice colour and superb details in it!
good reflection well captured!

Hello Michel,

Beautiful picture from a Grebe that I not been seen before.
Nice pov and dof. good of sharpness and details.


Hi Michel,
A nice capture of this beautiful grebe and its offspring. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-06-11 0:23]

Halo Michael,
Beautiful composition of a Grebe family. Nice POV here and so detail.
Best regards from Indonesia

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-06-11 0:43]

Hi Michel,

What a lovely photo of this small family who suggests me a lot of tranquility.
Good composition end details.
Regards, Dan.

Bonjour Michel,

Une très belle photo d'un oiseau que je n'ai jamais eu l'occasion de voir. Excellent angle de vue. Très bonne composition. Excellente netteté. Très belles lumière et couleurs.
Bonne journée,

Splendido ritratto familiare, eccellenti POV e composizione, straordinaria nitidezza, molto belli i riflessi nell'acqua, bellissimi i colori con l'uso del flash. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Michel,
Yes this is stunning image of a grebe family,superb composition and great pov and DOF,well sharp.
well done.

Hello Michel, wonderful capture of this cute Pied-billed Grebe mum and its baby:). TFS. Regards,

Hi Michel,
a very nice shot, with beautiful colours and great sharpness.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-11 2:42]

Hi Michel,
What a cutie:)POV,sharpness,details,exposure,reflections on water and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Michel

Excellent shot of this grebe with her chick
Excellent sharpness and low-down POV
Great sharpness

Bel eeffet de réflexion !
Bonne journée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-11 8:27]

Hello Michel,
A superb capture of the Pied-billed Grebe with its chick from a great low POV with excellent sharpness. Beautiful composition with their reflections in the water too.
TFS this beauty,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-11 9:47]

Hi Michel,

This should have made the day for you. The parent and baby Grebe are wonderful. I love the way they are looking at each other. The little one is sooo cute. Beautiful colors, wonderful details, nice reflections in the water.


very nice, good cropping and focus, it's nice to get a baby in with the adult in the same shot

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-11 11:25]

Merhaba Michel,
Very good composition, framing and a beautiful pose.
Excellent shot, great sharpness and details.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-11 11:47]

Bonjour Michel,
Il y a quelque chose de touchant dans cette image, l'attitude des deux oiseaux nous suggère une grande sérénité, comme on voudrait le voir plus souvent. De très belles couleurs aussi, harmonie des couleurs ä laquelle je suis toujours très sensible.
Une belle journée au Canada

Salut Michel
Bravo pour avoir bien capturé cette superbe femelle avec son bébé, l'image est hyper nette, les couleurs sont sublimes et la composition irréprochable. Excellent !
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-06-11 17:13]

Bonjour Michel,
Quel intéresant oiseau!! J'en n'ai jamais vu de cette espèce, merci de partager ceux-ci.
Magnifique netteté, cet oisillon a de superbes couleurs.
Beau travail.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-11 18:22]

Bonjour Michel, c'est magnifique! Je ne peux rien ajouter de plus, c'est tout simplement beau. Le point de vue très près de l'eau ajoute ne dimension spéciale, une vue que ces oiseaux ont...merci!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-06-11 18:39]

Salut Michel,
Superbe photo avec de belles couleurs et une posture de l'oiseau intéressante. On voit sur cette photo les grande patte de cet oiseau.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-12 0:36]

Hello Michel,
This Pie-billed Grebe is new to me and your capture showing it with its young one is lovely! I like the beautiful pattern on its head and all details are very sharp. Beautiful green water with nice reflections too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Michel great shot of this cute Pied-billed Grebe family with excellent details, nice DOF and POV. Wonderful composition too. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-12 2:15]

Hello Michel,
Wonderful photo of this special Grebe. Light and colours are very beautiful. Great details and DOF. POV and composition are excellent.

Hello Michel
Really nice family shot captured with excellent details.
I see you use the flash, was the birds long from you?

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-12 8:46]

Very good capture, Michel!
Excellent low-down POV and a superb composition.
Very sharp with excellent clarity.
Brilliant light from your flash.
Good to here you met up with some other trekkies!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-12 20:15]

Hi Michel,
Wonderful shot of this mother and child Pied-billed Grebe with very impressive sharpness, colours and details on their plumages. Perfect lighting and you have captured them in a fine pose. The reflection and the effects on the water looks great and I like your low POV to portray them. Excellent DOF and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Michel,

Excellent capture of this Pied-Billed Grebe with a chick. Great pose and composition, good POV, nice colours and pin-sharp details. Good work.



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-13 4:30]

Hi Michel.
You have pictured a very nice and touching scene. I like its a lot. I like superb sharpness, amazing rich colours and excellent composition of the shot. Using long telelens with TC you have applied flash. It is so interesting to me what a subject distance was? My best wishes and TFS. Great job.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-13 5:07]

Hi Michel
A nice capture of this beautiful grebe
exellent image

Beautiful shot. It would make a nice poster. The lights just right and the reflection really adds to it. Nicely shot and well centred.

TFS Trevor

Hi Michel, fantastic family group with fascinating reflections, wonderful light and splendid colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Sorry I missed this shot...Very well done mwith the overall composition, the water looks very natural and the young one with its mother brings out a lovely emotion...

Hello Michel, a superb shot with excellent detail and quality nice DOF wonderfull. Best rgds Necip

salut Michel

très belle photo de cette Maman grèbe et de son bébé,
avec un excellent POV et cadrage, pour le cadrage
j'aimes cette espace libre que tu as laissé à la droite de l'image, en incluant les cercles rond de l'eau,
j'aime cette reflexion à l'eau des sujets,

cette une image que j'appele « Tendresse » car j'aimes
ce genre de photographie animalière de parents animaux
ou oiseau avec leurs bébés, TFS


Hello Michel,
Very nice presentation of this Grebe with her young. The picture is very well composed and very sharp, great POV and luminosity... Well done


Hello Michel,
fantatsic capture of this family, good sharpness and depth of field, lovely natural colors, good clarity and excellent composition and point of view.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-17 8:16]

Hi Michel,
They look so cute :o) Light, colors, reflections, POV and details are very good. TFS

Beautiful work Michel,
Excellent exposure, colors, and details.
I enjoy the comp very much with the birds facing each other with reflection..

Hundred plus Michel....just wait over time...It is teh unusual angel and the true deep dark green which pulls it....not much you could do to improve on a naturally perfect situation.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-18 0:49]

Hi Michel,
As much as i love the mum and little one in sharp focus, i love that Bg...and infact the moment i opened this photo amiong the first thing that struck me was the bg.The dark muted Bg works extremely well to put the focus on mum and the child.The details on the birds are very fine and the connect created well by those eyes.Good colours and an extremely fine PoV.
TFS & Cheers:)

Hi dear Michel ,
What a nice shot .
It is lovely.
Very well done.
Kind regards

hi michel!
very nice to see this very
beautiful picture!
good work!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-19 10:38]

Hello Michel

Absolutely wonderful!
Amazing clarity and detail.
The colours are superb.
Lovely lighting.
The pov is terrific.
Great job.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-19 14:17]

Hola Michel.
Bella la foto de la familia. hermosos tonos de colores en la imagen.
Saludos Michel.

Hello Michel. Excellent shot in perfect lighting and sharpness. I like the duo in this water with superb reflection. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-06-20 5:18]

Hi Michel

This is a superb and also very touching family portrait!
You've managed to catch this mother and baby Grebe in a very beautiful natural setting and present them here with super sharp details, lovely colors and in a charming light.
I also like your low POV here which also allows a nice reflection on the surface of the water.
All-in-all: very well done indeed!

Bravo and TFS

Preciosa tu toma desde ese ángulo tan bajo de disparo con un excelente enfoque y un polluelo
que da vida a toda la fotografía por su belleza y espectacular colorido. Buena luz.
Buen fin de semana Michel: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

A very cute and adorable mother-child set up in this lovely image, Michel.
The little one appears to be secure and happy in its mother's shelter.
Razor sharp picture with great focus and colours.
TFS and regards.

Hi Michel,

Lovely shot of a species of Grebe I haven't seen before. You've captured a lovely moment, and the very low pov has helped emphasise a very intimate moment.


Hi Michel,
Never saw this Grebe species before...
Nicely done!

Bravo pour cette belle photo, belle lumière et beau reflet dans l'eau

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-24 17:55]

Hello Michel,
What a cute heart warming image. Your great camera work brings it to life, great job. Thank you Michel.

Hello Michel
Absolutely adorable,mother and baby together in the water. A Crystal clear image, excellent colour and wonderful composition. The baby is especially cute and I love his colours and the pattern of his feathery down. Well done.
TFS Janice

bonjour michel
c'est un espece de grebe que je n'avais jamais vu!
ici nous avons le grebe huppé qui est un tres bel oiseau,les petits se ressemble.
la prise donne l'impression que vous étes au ras de l'eau comme avec un affut flottant,en avez vous utilisé un ou est-ce fait du 500mm couplé au convertisseur?

Bonjour Michel,

Les reflets dans l'eau sont des atouts à la composition. Le Grèbe à bec bigarré et son canneton sont impressionnant. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des canards. La photo est claire et précise. Bonne journée.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-01 7:13]

Salut Michel, superbe! Quelle belle capture que cette famille! Hyper net et exposition parfaite, quoi demander de plus? Bravo!


PS Quand vous faites une virée, n'oubliez pas de m'appeler, je suis toujours partant!

amazing picture! TFS Ori

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-07-15 5:25]

Funny a whole new Grebe family too me, one of my favorite birds here in Holland, Chicks have the same kind of fur but the parent looks really different. thanks for sharing Reina

Michel, this is a great shot of these Grebes. I see that your interest are similar to mine. Check out my website when you have time.

Beautiful.Am started to see more pictures that are mirabelle with their chickens that I like.

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  • girni Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 13] (193)
  • [2012-10-05 23:12]

quelle belle compo; très beaux détails pour apprécier cet oiseau !

Amazing scene and fantastic photo Michel! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Michel,
very affectionate picture.
with regards,

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