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Little Grebe - Zampullin común

Little Grebe - Zampullin común
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Copyright: Jorge Javier RUBIO CASADO (jrubiocasado) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 110 N: 1040] (6112)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon350D, 100 - 400 mm, ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-05 6:24
Viewed: 3528
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
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Hi friends
When someone gets inside a hide, normally guesses what could appear around that day ,that moment. You can stay in the best spot, have more or less under control the area and homing where the animals could show... but in the end they are the ones to decide where to show. And many times you have to go away without almost taking a single picture, but there is always some species that saves your day, like Robins in the countryside, like Little Grebes (Thachybatus ruficollis) in the salt marshes. Although the latter is much more aloof than Robins, because they spent most of the day underwater in search of prey, reason why they spend the less time over the water. This time I was lucky and I could shoot it after emerging from a plunge.

I hope that you like it. Thanks for your visit and comments.

Hola [email protected]
Cuando uno se mete en el hide, normalmente piensa en que es lo que se dejará caer por la zona en ese día y en ese momento, uno puede disponer de los mejores sitios, de tener controlado más o menos la zona y la querencia donde se pueden poner los animales........ pero son ellos los que disponen al final de donde se ponen o no se ponen. Y en muchas ocasiones te vas sin prácticamente tirar una foto, pero siempre hay alguna especie que te salva ese día, los petirrojos cuando estas en el campo. Y los zampullines cuando estas en las marismas. Aunque esta especie es mucho más esquiva que los petirrojos, más que nada debido a que se pasan gran parte del día sumergiéndose en busca de presas, por lo que pasan el mínimo tiempo encima del agua. En esta ocasión hubo suerte y lo pude pillar después de emerger de una zambullida. Esta realizada a última hora de la tarde.
Espero que os guste, y como siempre agradecer vuestras visitas y comentarios.
Un saludo a [email protected]

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Witaj Jorge!
Nie widzialam jeszcze malego perkoza, choc duze spotykalam czasem. Zrobiles go w bardzo ladnych kolorach. Ma dobra ostrosc i POV. Gratulacje!
Pozdrawiam - Roma

hi jorge,
lovely shot,
well composed,
nice pov, good dof,
the water looks lovely,
excellent sharpness,
well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-05 7:19]

Hello Jorge,
seems like a compulsory activity to give a comment on your picture, but it's not. I really like this one. The base (dark blue water' matches well with the nice summer plumage of the grebe. Also crispy sharp, well done. This proves that patience and good skills result in good images.
HAve a good weekend,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-05 8:52]

Hi Jorge

What a splendid capture!
This little grebe is simply adorable! Your timing couldn't have been any better! This light comming from the front of the bird made it also a fantastic catch, alltogether with the small drops of water from its head and that charming deep blue color and reflection from the water.
It looks amazing!
The details are impeccably sharp, the POV is excellent and the composition wonderful!
Very, very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-01-05 9:44]

Just perfect.

Hola Jorge a really cute and clear shot lovely colours perfect DOF rgds Necip.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-05 10:16]

Hola Jorge,
Your patience in you hide was well rewarded when you took this shot!
This is fine sharp portrait with excellent lighting showing the summer plumage of this Little grebe very well.
The reflection of the sky in the wavey water contrasts well as a BG.
Nothing but praise for this one!
Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Jorge,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV dof, excllent composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-05 10:53]

Hello Jorge,
Wow, that's really beautiful! I'd love to be able to get a shot of the Little Grebe in his beautiful summer suit. They always hide when I turn up! Your shot is very sharp and the colours excellent against the background of the beautiful blue water. The light is excellent too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Jorge,
A great shot. I like the colors in the first place and the sharpness is great as well.
In fact no critiques to mention IMO.
Well done..

Hola Jorge,
Un fotón, la luz y textura del agua, unido a la extraordinaria nitidez y composición hacen una imagen muy bella. Un cordial saludo

Hola Jorge.
Ami me gusta la foto,tiene una luz muy suave y esta muy nitida.Un saludo.

very very good!
this one i can look at fore a long time

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-05 14:50]

Hello Jorge , A Very good shot from the duck , Good compositie colours sharpnes beauty blue water good job ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-05 15:59]

Primorosa imagen JJ con maravilloso colorido gracias a una impecable iluminación.
Me gusta la combinación entre el punto de vista captado y el encuadre que elegiste para su presentación.
Muy buena nnitidez y foco, con el bonus de la reflexión parcial en medio de esas intensas aguas azules.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-05 19:42]

Hola Jorge:
Me gusta el contraste del azul del agua con los marrones del pato. Y ¡que nitidez!
Saludos Sira

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-05 19:43]

Hasta el nombre le queda bien... que colores y magnífica luz, y el azul con que pintas tus fotos es genial... los reyes te han dejado algo?... y no vale decir una casa, Saludos un abrazo

Hi Jorge

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail, tack sharp and nicely saturated colour. :-)

Poise well recorded - excellent colour, lighting and detail.
Well done....

il est très beau,belle couleurs et vous savez son nom,moi,je cherche le nom de celui de ma photo,le vert,le connaissez vous SVP(Porfavore) Amitiés Thomas

amazing contrast with the beautiful water, TFS Ori

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