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Mating ritual

Mating ritual
Photo Information
Copyright: Dan Bjarno (pac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grebes, Mating cycle of crested grebe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 13:28
Viewed: 3500
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Crested Grebe performs it's mating rituals by diving to the bottom of the lake to fetch leaves or the like, thereby showing that they are ready for nesting.
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Wow! What a nice photo!! You are very lucky to be in the right place at the right time! GREAT JOB!!!

Bettina Marie

A great shot, and incredibly informative. I wasn't aware of this ritual. Great timing, I would imagine this wasn't an easy one to get.
Lovely stuff, thanks for posting.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-10 14:45]

Bonjour Dan!

Félicitations pour la démonstration de beautée de ces canard. L'action est superbe et les sujet sont parfaitement arrêté.



Hi Dan, this is something I've been trying to get to see for myself. You've done a good job of capturing the action so thanks for sharing it with us. Great shot technically and artistically. Nicely done :)

Hi Dan,
Fantastic capture of this two grebes, in it ritual.
Thank you

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 2:36]

That is a fantastic scene, Dan.
What a good moment you have caught, with fantastic POV, sharp details, and good light. TFS. : )

Hi Dan

Excellent shot. Perefct timing too. These guys are on my wish list. We have some in the South Island of New Zealand, but when I was on holiday there last year the few that were on the lake didn't venture close enough for me to photograph. Maybe luck will be on my side this year. Lovely to view. Thanks.

Dramatic looking shot - nice colours and detail.

Wow, super image. I know how hard this is to see, never mind catching on film. Well done.

Well done. Hard to capture the ritual. Excellent choice of shutter speed. Not crisp clear as your other postings, but still amazingly good for an action shot.

Fantastic scene,Great timing

Rarely see or photograph a bridal parade.What are intertesante herbs in its beak.

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