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Podiceps grisegena

Podiceps grisegena
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L + TC 1,4x, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 10:53
Viewed: 2653
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) is a migratory aquatic bird found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its wintering habitat is largely restricted to calm waters just beyond the waves around ocean coasts, although some birds may winter on large lakes. Grebes prefer shallow bodies of fresh water such as lakes, marshes or fish-ponds as breeding sites.

The Red-necked Grebe is a nondescript dusky-grey bird in winter. During the breeding season, it acquires the distinctive red neck plumage, black cap and contrasting pale grey face from which its name was derived. It also has an elaborate courtship display and a variety of loud mating calls. Once paired, it builds a nest from water plants on top of floating vegetation in a shallow lake or bog.

i captured his pair at Wrobla Staw - lovely pound located about 4km from a center of Gdansk!

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Hello Jacek,
Excellent photo of this mating Birds, very good sharpness and details, interesting species too, TFS!

Hello Jacek
Great capture You did with these two.Wonderful low POV and composition,beautiful natural colours and great sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-23 11:31]

Hello Jacek,
Very special photo of these mating grebes taken from a very good low POV in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-04-23 11:32]

great detail and fabulous colours, .., sublime shot

Ciao Jacek.
Eccellente cattura di questa coppia di svassi,con un’ottima nitidezza particolari,stupendi i colori.ottima composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Bonjour Jacek,
Très belle publication restituant une belle scène de la vie sauvage dans une très belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-04-23 14:39]

amazing! everything is wonderful...composition, action...excellent!

Czesc Jacek,
interesujace ujecie. Bardzo dobry punkt widzenia. Super sytuacja. Az prawie slysze szum wody.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-24 6:05]

Very fine natural history image, beautiful pair of Grebe.. tfs.

GReat shot jacek, a species stil high on my wish list as last european grebe to be shot


Hi Jacek.
you captured a very decisive moment with great composition. great photo of this mating goose.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-24 14:12]

Hi Jacek,a very lucky meeting and a fantastic timing to take this situation.Great details and colors in a difficult light and a beautiful background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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