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Great Crested Crebe


Great Crested Crebe
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Copyright: Staale Gjoes (gjoess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 62] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 80-400 OS, ISO 200 RAW, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-08 14:09
Viewed: 4169
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one has a young one on it's back.
Increased saturation and sharpness with 4 stops in DPP.


Great crested grebe
Podiceps cristatus

A delightfully elegant waterbird with ornate head plumes which led to its being hunted for its feathers, almost leading to its extermination from the UK. They dive to feed and also to escape, preferring this to flying. On land they are clumsy because their feet are placed so far back on their bodies. They have an elaborate courtship display in which they rise out of the water and shake their heads. Very young grebes often ride on their parents' backs.
Where does it live?
Breeding
Shallow, reed-fringed freshwater lakes, gravel pits and slow rivers.
Wintering
The same as breeding habitats but also found along sheltered coastal areas, including estuaries.
Where to see it
Lowland lakes, gravel pits, reservoirs and rivers. Also found along coasts in winter.
What does it eat?
Mainly fish
What does it sound like?
Growls and barks.
When to see it
All year round
Similar species
Red-necked grebe, Red-throated diver

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This is great capture, it is pitty that you have a focus problem here, the picture is not sharp enough, I am sending a workshop with sharpened version.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-08 22:43]

Excellente capture,Une photo chamante et agrťable Ťa regarder.

Bravo et merci pour l'envoie.
joseph

Hi Staale

Great shot. Nicely composed. Well done. :-)

This is wonderful capture even if a bit sharpness problem. Color very nice.
best wishes

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