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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grebes (Podicipidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-25 1:07
Viewed: 4073
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
\After many years of trying last night u finally managed to get the full action mating ritual on "film". I was going to check if the nest had hatched already when I came across this couple still in the early stages

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-04-25 1:44]

Hello Jeroen
Wonderful scene and composition.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-25 2:32]

Hallo Jeroen,
Wat een schitterende scene. Je was daar exact op het juiste moment. Dit is pas lente!
Fantastische scherpte en prachtige details met al die rondvliegene waterdruppels. 400 mm lens met converter, neem ik aan. En toch een erg goede diepte in de foto. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-25 3:36]

Hi Jeroen,
this is classical. wonderful shot with moment well captured and presented. Very symmetrical and lively action shown in great sharpness and details.
congratulations for such an interesting presentation.


hallo Jeroen
Ja dit moet je maar net tegen komen
Super plaatjr met veel details en mooie kleuren
super shot
groetjes lou

Great capture of those birds in a superb position.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.

Hy Jeroen
Super! A perfect characteristic image with these two birds. An I mage how I dream to capture.
My kind regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-04-25 11:30]

Hello Jeroen,
A really great and very well-timed capture of the Grebes performing their mating dance. Excellent sharpness and focus on the eyes! Beautiful colours too and well composed. I've seen this performed at a distance but I don't think I'd ever get a shot like this! Brilliant!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Jeroen,
What a scene! Great timing, with little water drops freezen, excellent composition and sharpness. Very funny birds. Cheers,

Wow, Jeroen, nice action captured, i like this moment of life. so harmony. TFS


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-04-26 4:21]
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This is the moment that I am dying to capture. I'd put more space around the birds and it would look sharper in a smaller frame.

Hello Jeroen,
you have captured a great moment in the Grebes life.
The breeding dance is always great to view.
I took almost the same situation the other day but not this close.
The picture is well composed with great pose, it's also sharp with fine details.
Well done.

Hello Jeroen,
a fantastic capture of these Grebes performing their action mating ritual, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Hallo Jeroen,

mooie plaat dit, hoewel ik al een hele serie heb en hier ook heb geplaatst heb ik dit helaas nog niet waargenomen terwijl ik daar ook al zo lang naar zoek.
Prima plaat voor een vergroting.


Hi Jeroen

Great action capture; you were very lucky. I hav only seen this display once many years ago. Lucky you to be there at the right time. Perfect comosition.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-04-29 8:45]

Hello Jeroen,

Fantastic catch. Well done!


Hello Jeroen,
Really nice opportunistic moment to capture on film, the dance of these birds are incredible and one display I have yet to witness in person, it is images like this that make it a pleasurable visit to Treknature. Well done. Paul :)

Well captured, well composed and an impressive photograph!
You catch well the moment .

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  • Vidaro (32)
  • [2011-05-23 3:00]

Nice Capture:D

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