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Western Grebe

Western Grebe
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-17 22:14
Viewed: 2360
Points: 8
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Western Grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis

A large, elegant, black-and-white grebe, the Western Grebe breeds in lakes and ponds across the American West and winters primarily off the Pacific Coast. The very similar Clark's Grebe was long thought to be the same species. Both species have a dramatic, choreographed courtship display, in which the birds rush across the water with their long necks extended.


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Hello Manyee
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colors.

Hallo Manyee
The sunlight is so beautiful in this image, all the colours looks as if they where "cleanly washed". That cherry-red eye of this Western Grebe is striking and stands out well. I very much like the circles of the water as well as the zig-zag reflection you captured. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-18 5:45]

Helo Manyee,
Nice photo of this Western Grebe in very beautiful light and fine composition. Beautiful reflection too.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-18 18:54]

Hello Manyee,
Such a beautiful bird with a mysterious glowing eye. I have only seen a few of these birds here in Ohio, but have yet to capture a decent photo of one.
Love the warm colors and attractive side pose. The swirled water movement and reflection is an added bonus. TFS.

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