<< Previous Next >>

New kid on the block

New kid on the block
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: 2006-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L+1,4xTC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grebes, Baby Animals 6, Mating cycle of crested grebe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 3:10
Viewed: 4229
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great crested grebe

At last!

The first egg has hatched, and the story

The choise

The act

The preparation

The grooming

is nearing it's end and the work is almost donw - only two eggs to go..

Ain't it sweet?

clnaef, Scott, coasties, Hil, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Sympathique animal qui a bien l'air sur ses gardes ... tout comme son petit !
Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-12 4:08]

This is a wonderful series, Dan, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
I would give my right arm to take a shot like that... or to see a scene like that in person. I love the baby grebes and their striped heads, and I would love to see some babies riding on their parent's back, just like you are showing on this post.
Fantastic POV with sharp details and wonderful colors.
TFS. : )

Very pleasant composition, an illustration of how wonderfull motherhood in the avian world could be! TFS

Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 9
Light & color: 9
Creativity & Originality: 10

Best regards,
Xplorator (Radu F.)

  • Great 
  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-08-12 5:42]



Nice details, comp and pov, love the birds eye view.

Can't miss with a baby .. and a reflection.

Interesting that the baby has a camo motif. The strips break up the out line.

One to print and frame.

I wonder if the Grebes here do this? Perhaps a trp to the lake is in order.



Hi Dan

Well done on a lovely shot. Complimentary OOF BG to enhance the image. Nicely composed. Lovely saturation of of colours. :-)

Lovely capture Dan! Excellent POV, colors and details. I also like the reflection on the water. I just looked at the other photos of your story and that was a wonderful series. Very well done! TFS!

Hi Dan!
Lovely picture that one! Good composition, nice colours. Great shot!


  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-12 11:25]

Hi Dan

Another superb shot in the series, and also the cutest, the detail is great and I like the reflection in the water.
Well done on all your hard work bringing us this excellent story and set of shots following the story. Great links too

Regards Hilary :)

Bonjour Dan

C'est une excellent prise de vue avec cette mère et son petit sur son dos! Composition très belle avec de belles couleurs, et très beaux détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et merci....JP

Calibration Check