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*It´s feeding time*

*It´s feeding time*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-26 10:37
Viewed: 3636
Points: 8
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Finally i had my "grebe-moment" this morning.*g*
At the Decksteiner Weiher i found two grebe-families,
and one of them was nice to me and did a few "tricks"
like feeding, diving, chasing a swan away...

Unfortunately they liked to stay more in the middle
of the lake, so the distance was far even for the
great 100-400mm, but i thought i would share my moment


The Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus is a
member of the grebe family of water birds.

The Great Crested Grebe is 46-51 cm long with a 59-73
cm wingspan. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and
pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are
unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations.
In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white
above the eye, and a pink bill. It is the largest
European grebe.

The young are remarkable because their heads are
striped black and white, much like zebras. They lose
these markings when they become adults.

The Great Crested Grebe breeds in vegetated areas of
freshwater lakes. The subspecies P. c. cristatus is
found across Europe and Asia. It is resident in the
milder west of its range, but migrates from the colder
regions. It winters on freshwater lakes and reservoirs
or the coast. The African subspecies P. c. infuscatus
and the Australasian subspecies P. c. australis are
mainly sedentary.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Crested_Grebe]


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 26.06.2009 12:17:33
Aufnahmemodus Manuelle Belichtung
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 8.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 400
Objektiv EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Brennweite 400.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 3279 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-26 14:01]

HI Thorsten . You have taken a nice moment between the mother and its young. Good timing on your part. You were able to get good detail and natural oclours. Well done TFs.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-26 21:48]

Hello Thorsten
Nice scene with great details and natural colors. Well done.

hello Thorsten
very beautiful scene well presented

Your picture is as nice as your comments on my photograph.

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