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"I am an excellent fisherman..."

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Canada (chapter two), Baby Animals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-26 3:28
Viewed: 3235
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"I am an excellent fisherman. Ask my child."
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps

I think I must buy a polarizer filter!

The pied-billed grebe's range covers most of eastern Canada and all of the United States. It the northern parts of its range, the pied-billed grebe will migrate to areas with open water. It will live year-round In the southern part of its range as long as the water doesn't freeze over.

The pied-billed grebe can be found in marshes and ponds. It may move to saltwater habitats when freshwater habitats freeze.

The pied-billed grebe eats mostly aquatic invertebrates, although it will sometimes eat fish, reptiles and amphibians.

The pied-billed grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver. It often dives to evade predators. In fact, another name for the pied-billed grebe is the Hell-diver.

I do not know if you think as me but I am very fortunate and privileged to be able to share my photos with other photographers. TN is soon going to celebrate its first year of existence on July 22nd of this year. I hope that you are aware of the recognition that we all owe to Adam and to Robert to have created this site which not only favors the hatching of new photographers but opens us eyes and spirit on the Nature and its miracles.

Thank you for looking.

chiliu, twin, Janice, TAZ, puffy, sAner, liquidsunshine, Fisher, hummingbird24, marhowie, dew77, PDP, vhemmati has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-26 3:39]

I love the way the two are superimposed, and the baby grebe is adorable. The reflection is a bonus. Wonderful shot with stunning composition. Merci, Luc, and congratulations!

Lovely shot of the Grebe with cute faces!
Very clear detail,perfct composed.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-26 3:48]

beutiful shot, great reflactions...
very well composed and framed..
congratulations Luc...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-26 4:12]

I love it Luc. Mother giving babe swimming and life lessons, readying it for the future. Lovely details and reflections in the water. Well composed and nice and sharp. A very good job.
And Robert and Adam certainly deserve many thanks for giving us this place where so many of us have learnt so much (in fact: all I know really), and opened our eyes up to nature and the surrounds, and as you say, miracles. So, it's been going 12 months...

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-26 5:34]

Excellent captured Luc, a lovely shot of mum and baby, :) great details, nice composition and good details, I especially like the reflection on the water.. :) Very well done, thanks for sharing..

Hello Luc

Good shot of these two. Very good reflection. Nice POV. Good work Luc. Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-26 6:12]

Hello Luc,

This is a very nice shot. I have never seen this kinda of grebe before and the adult looks beautiful, the youngster looks cute. Very well composed & exposed, good POV and nice details. Well done & TFS!


Hello dear Luc,
again a excellent picture! Fantastic colors and composition!
I fishing too.

Best regards

Nice capture Luc,
Well composed, good detail and sharpness. Nicely exposed and goo dcolours.
Thanks for posting

Hmmm, that's funny, and I thought I was, "Fisher" hehehe
Excellent capture and well done on the composition. Beautiful view.


Hi Luc!
What an ugly baby :-)))) You captured amazing cauple! WOnderful photo.

Excellente capture de ce petit grèbe avec son bébé. J'aime l'ambiance de cette photo. L'exposition est parfaite ainsi que les couleurs et les détails.
Je suis d'accord avec vous qu'il est merveilleux de pouvoir partager nos photos sur ce site! Merci encore à Adam et Robert de nous avoir donné ce privilège.

This a great shot. Luc.
Great composition, very good DOF and details.
The reflections and light are very nice.
Excellent work, my very young old friend.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-27 2:00]

Hello Luc!
Very cute and wonderful shot.Colors,details,reflection on water,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-27 3:34]

Une nouvelle composition familiale bien jolie à voir. Ils sont mignons et le reflet apporte un petit plus. Compliments Luc.

Hello Luc, You have captured the "wet look" very well! Nice reflection seen, with great details, color and light. Excellent POV with the youngster behind and slightly front. Well done my friend!

Well captured mother and offspring, Luc!
Great details of the wet feathers and wonderful eyes in this shot.
Thank you.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-28 6:47]

Very interesting, bird. I've never seen a Grebe like this! Excellent shot especially with the youngster in tow. Very good work Luc.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-10 13:23]

fantastic one Luc,
great capture, the composition is a succes, the pov is fantastic, the dof is good, I like the details in the shot, great one, good job,
gr. Jaap

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