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Dinner time

Dinner time
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 10:05
Viewed: 2886
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This capture of a Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) was a bit difficult to obtain. I sat on the pier, but not only did I have to deal with him constantly diving (and they can hold their breath for a long time...), but at 7:00 in the evening, there were plenty of boats out there causing me to bob and sway. Then there was the movement of the duck. Holding steady was hard, even harder was to guess where this duck would pop up once he dived (and he wasn't very close to shore).

I kept wishing he'd come closer to shore, but he was probably afraid of me. Still, I was pleased to see him catch his fish.

He had a mate and when they became separated, I noticed how one would call out and the other would answer. They kept this behavior up until they were within sight of each other.

They amused me once they had their fill. I noticed they were playful, at least with each other. For a bit, they played with a drifting stick, and another time, they seemed to enjoy pinching each other's tail.

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bonjour kathy
voila une belle capture bien que je trouve le sujet trop centré!
la netteté est toutefois bonne et la proie apporte de la "vie"(enfin façon de parler!!!)a cette photo.
bien vu.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-07 12:51]

Hello Kathy

A beautiful capture of this grebe with wonderful catch in it's mouth.
The details are excellent.
Very good lighting and colours.
The plumage is well defined with excellent detail.
The pov and dof is well done.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-07 12:54]

Hi . I have just got home from work and very late so just a note to say great picture for now.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-07 16:26]

Hi,just marking no time,excellent pic,be back tomorrow,Luciano

Sorry!My computer is acting up on me again, this time I think it's got some virus!
Great shot!

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