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Horned Grebe

Horned 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: 2008-04-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Eyed Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-07 17:39
Viewed: 3912
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is a Horned Grebe. It is certainly a Grebe and, in any event, its breeding plumage (note the yellow around the eyes) is just emerging.

Photographing these guys is a little bit random: they dive fo so long that they seem to pop up just about anywhere! The Grebe is remarkable for a few reasons: one is that young often ride on the parents' back. Another is that Gerebes often eat their own feathers!

I have done almost no PP on this photo. Except for a minor resharpening to restore quality after resizing, nothing was done at all.

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Hi Josh,
that beautiful little grebe looks like a Horned Grebe too me as well.Your capture of this fine little bird is very nicely detailed and like most grebes an outstanding red eye.A fine photo taken in a good light with very good colour and I thank you for sharing it with us. Bob

Amazing details and perfect focus on the red eye.
Nice BG, too.
Well done and TFS


Hi Josh,
It is a Grebe. Diving in liquid gold apparently:-)
Well done

Hi Josh, excellent image of this grebe. Supe sharp, well lit plumage and eye details, beautiful water patterns and colors, and well composed.
Fine work! Tfs Richard

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-09 0:38]

Hi Josh.
Excellent in every aspect shot. Your lens in your hands works perfectly. Great composition of the image, terrific details and sharpness and lovely colours. Bravo.

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