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(Podiceps cristatus)

(Podiceps cristatus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon 2X converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-17 3:53
Viewed: 1974
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mergulhão-de-crista,Great crested grebe

(Podiceps cristatus)

Two days ago I found this grebe during my searching tour.
In the morning the light was great but I was too far.In the afternoon I prepared an improvised hide with my camouflaged net but the light gone way...
Is not a regular TN visitor...


Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/395
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 1000/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-03-15 16:44
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 273 kb

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-17 3:56]

Hi Jose,what a spectacular face to face whit this crested grabe,really a magnificent portait and a great capture whit a very professional exposure in a difficult light,spectacular plumage details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Jose,
Exceptional photograph of this specie.I haven't seen this specie before.
Although you didn't get good support from sunlight,but you have captured it nicely with sharp eyes.Nice POV and Pose.I lke the wave,creating by this bird's weight.Nice sharp focus with depth of field.Even tiny water drops are visible on its feather.Well captured.I like it.

Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,


Hi Jose,

A fine example of the Great Crested Grebe, excellent details of the plumage with a nice dof against a nice bg, the colours are true to life.
TFS regards Bill.

Ciao Jose, lovely bird in fantastic pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-17 6:55]

Bom dia Jose,
Exceptional good photo of this Great Crested Grebe, taken from an excellent low frontal POV. Great sharp focus, DOF and beautiful natural colours.

What a dramatic image you have created here, Jose! Again, it reminds me of a mythical creature rising out of the depths.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

Hello Jose,
Nice capture with great details,beautiful display of plumage,taken from a nice PoV and the composition is remarkable too.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-17 7:37]

Fine display by the lovely Grebe, beautiful capture. tfs.

Hello Jose

Great close-up photo of the Great Crested Grebe,
with very fine low POV at its level, great DOF,
superb focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


hallo Jose
super good composition with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello sir .
excellent pic with great sharpness and fine details ....I have not seen this bird ever in my life ...Tfs

Hi Jose,
nice photo. Excellent composition. Perfect portrait.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jose,whilst the light may not have been the best you have managed to capture a super shot of the attractive Grebe,with very good plumage detail.
Regards Les.

Ciao Jose.
Cosa scrivere solo BELLISSIMA complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Jose,
Great attitude of this grebe whose plumage is splendid.
As you write, the light is not with you, but all that depends on you is at the top, especially sharpness and a very good low POV.
Tfs, Philippe.

Hello Jose
Impressive photo with excellent composition and very good sharpness.

Hi Jose,
looks like he is attacking you!! wonderful pic.

Hello J.Diogo.
this mugshot and the bird is so unique. Stunning head-shot with long prime glass and TC. Thanks and have a nice day.

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