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*Iceberg Ahead!?*
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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 Ext. III 4GB, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-02 12:52
Viewed: 3719
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Before dad came back with the fish, the Grebe-Family
had some close encounters of the third kind...with a swan.


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 26.06.2009 12:16:33
Aufnahmemodus Manuelle Belichtung
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 9.0
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 400
Objektiv EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Brennweite 260.0 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 3123 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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Hello Thorsten,

Beautiful compositiom.
Natural colours with excellent definition.
Light,focus and details are splendid.
Good note.

WOW! Super title Thor....it befits the image perfectly. it is like traveling in time and space but all in one photo. You have a certain grace in your lock step my friend!

Hallo Thorsten
What a lovely scene you have captured here. This must have been a very interesting scene to look at while you where photographing it. Each one of the waterbirds in your image have a different posture and each one’s facial expression differ from the other. I like the way the Swan is somewhat blurred out, giving emphasis to the Grebbe’s. The little one on the adults back is a lovely and cosy sight to look at, and one wonder why the one in the middle is being so “otherwise” swimming in the opposite direction than the rest of the family. Thanks for sharing.
This intimate and “family like” scenery. Best regards.

Hi Thorsten,

Very well composed with focus on the chicks and the parent Swan at teh background and the reflections reaching towards chicks. Awesome work.


hello Thorsten
the familial moments every enchanting, very beautiful capture and composition
TFS thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2009-07-03 10:33]

Nice company!
Great work, TFS

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-03 12:26]

Hi Thorsten. I like this one very much. The Grebe family is very clear with fine detail .With their refections in the water. But the picture is made by the Mute Swan getting ever closer. I also like the way its OOF. wel ldone TFS.

Have a good weekend.

Hi Thorsten,
A nice capture of these grebes and the out of focus swan in the BG. A beautiful composition. Very artistic. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I have only one word... wonderful.

Hello Thorsten,

A fun situation, and the grebe guys seem a bit confused about where to go..!
A fine capture with good details, and in the back the blurry swan comes at good speed hehehe...
Well seen and the situation is well documented!

Pablo -

Hallo Thorsten !
This picture is a truly magical - I love the peaceful, serene atmosphere, and the light is so gorgeous... It's always nice to see different species on the same picture, like here. Beautiful Grebe family, and the big Swan behind them. I also like the baby Grebe sitting on his mother's back, that's cute. The details are excellent, the composition is perfect, the colors are natural and very pleasant. Very well done !

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