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Podiceps ruficollis

Podiceps ruficollis
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 9:15
Viewed: 2510
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Grebe, The Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) is a small water bird with a pointed bill. The adult is unmistakable in summer, predominantly dark above with its rich, rufous colour neck, cheeks and flanks, and bright yellow gape. The rufous is replaced by a dirty brownish grey in non-breeding and juvenile birds.
Juvenile birds have a yellow bill with a small black tip, and black and white streaks on the cheeks and sides of the neck as seen below. This yellow bill darkens as the juveniles age, eventually turning black once in adulthood
In winter, its size, buff plumage, with a darker back and cap, and “powder puff” rear end enable easy identification of this species. The Little Grebe's breeding call, given singly or in duet, is a trilled repeated weet-weet-weet or wee-wee-wee which sounds like a horse whinnying.

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Ah Szabo, I am honoured to be by the side of an aviary imager. And this image is just the right picture to set off my aviary protection area. So nicely done and well explained in your notes. I thank you sir for posting!

Hi Jozsef,
very nice photo of this bird. Nice natural colours. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice evening,

Szia Joska,
Hihetetlenül éles, fantasztikusan szép felvétel,talán a legszebb amit eddig Töled láttam!Tökéletes kompozició,színek,részletek,fények és árnyékok,egyszóval minden profi szinten van.-Gratula!!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-05 9:55]

Hello Szabo.
Very good capture of Little Grebe. Great sharp deatails, nice colours, good low POV, lighting and composition. Great work!Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-05 10:40]

Hello Joska,
Splendid close up of this Little Grebe. Great sharp focus on the head. Very beautiful natural colours. Nice pose with eye contact. Taken from an excellent POV.

Ciao Szabo.
Splendida foto di questo tuffetto con ottimi particolari basta guardare l’inpermeabilita delle piume ,spettacolare la nitidezza, e dei colori stupendi,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-05 11:33]

Hello Jozsef,
What a cute Grebe, all new, all wet. Love the expression of this duck a lot. Natural picture, well presented with excellent sharpness.
Kind regards

Ciao Joszef, great capture of fantastic little greebe, lovely details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-06 0:24]

Fine portrait of this Grebe almost wet which gives natural feeling to the image. tfs.

Bom dia Szabo
Great portrait of this grebe.Great POV,excellent sharpness and natural colours.I think a little tilted to the right.Thank You.
Best regards

Bonjour Jozsef,
Trčs bonne valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumičre et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-09 9:36]

Buna Joska,
Superbe detailiile penajului ! Frumoasa captura ! Tina

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