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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Eyed Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 17:35
Viewed: 4486
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grèbe huppé - Podiceps cristatus - Great Crested Grebe

They are the largest European grebes. In winter the face is mostly pale with just a narrow black, slightly crested, cap. In summer this pattern develops into elaborate black and chestnut plumes called tippets.
Young grebes are delightful zebra-striped creatures capable of swimming and diving almost at hatching. During the first two to three weeks they ride on the parents' back in turn while the other adult brings food.

handheld but camera stabised against a tree.

PS work:
- Crop 50%.
- Autolevel, with effect reduced to 50% on the whole picture , and to 0% on the neck.

I got a all serie of pics from those 3 together with the other parent and a fish. But quality is not good enough for TN :-(

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Love this shot. Nice reflection and it is great to see the front and back of the babies' heads. I think I might have cropped a little more off the left side.

Hi JM, nice shot with the babies on board.
Good reflection, too.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-10 4:31]

Hi JeanMarie,
Lovely shot, a great moment to capture. I've never seen a young Grebe before, I didn't think they'd be so stripey. Great detail and colours and nicely framed to include the reflection. Nice work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-10 7:19]

Hello JeanMarie,
Wonderful post.I liked DOF,moment you caught,framing,reflections on water and composition a lot.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-10 17:21]

Hello JeanMarie,
A nice capture of the mother and its young babies.
A very good composition with nice detail and reflection.
I never knew the young had stripes,we learn something new everyday here at TN!
Good work,TFS

Hi JeanMarie

Excellent work. Nice POV, good depth of colour. Good quality work. Well done :-)

The chicks on board give the photo a feeling of happiness that is rare to capture in animal portraits. I also like the richness of the coloring.

Hi JeanMarie,
Excellent frame,good DOF and POV.The reflection gives an added thrust to the picture.
Congrats and TFS

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