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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

Andrea

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

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.
Alexei.

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