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Black necked grebe

Black necked grebe
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Copyright: Seyed Babak Musavi (babak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-15
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-26 11:05
Viewed: 4109
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have taken this shot in Nw of Iran in Ghorigol protected area . one of very beatiful lake near to Tabriz that is one of Improtant birds area in Iran.The Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis , is a member of the grebe family of water birds. It breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe, Asia, Africa, northern South America and the southwest and western United States.The Black-necked Grebe is 2834 cm (12"-14") long. The adult is unmistakable in summer with a black head and neck and yellow ear tufts. In winter, this small grebe is white with a poorly defined black cap, which distinguishes it from the crisper-looking Slavonian Grebe.Like all grebes, the Black-necked Grebe nests on the water's edge, since its legs are set very far back and it cannot walk well. Usually two eggs are laid, and the striped young are sometimes carried on the adult's back. The Black-necked Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its prey underwater, eating mostly fish as well as aquatic insects and larvae. It prefers to escape danger by diving rather than flying, although it can easily rise from the water.

In courtship the male offers the female a mellow poo-ee-chk.

Folk names: eared diver.

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hi seyed!
this is a very beautiful
bird and you capture it
very well with good
sharpness and in nice
good work!

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-02-26 12:03]

Hi Babak,

A very interesting bird, a sharp imagine, beautiful colors, so a v. good photogrphy.
Congratulation, Dan

Good catch. Nice color, relatively good detail. I might have given him a bit more room at the left as right now he seems to be swimming out of the frame.

Hi Seyed,
Good sharp shot. Excellent colours.
One could be puzzled about a minor nit; the reflection is just partially there....

Hello Seyed , very good colors and sharpness , good luck.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-02-26 15:37]

Hi Babak,
an absolute winner, with all the details well presented in this image. Bit of a pity the reflection is not complete, but that's just a minor nit. It's great to see this grebe in summer plumage.
Regards, Jacob

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-27 3:19]

What a gorgeous grebe, Seyed.
You have captured it in a perfect POV, showcasing its rich colors and amazing features. The details around the eye are fantastic.
The light is beautiful, and I like the drops of water on its back, and the wonderful reflection in the water.
TFS. : )

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-27 8:00]

HI Seyed,
Nice image, though i would crop off the bottom as a incomplete reflection does'nt do much for the image.
Badruddin Ali

Very beautiful, perfect.


Hi dear Babak ,
excellent shot with great details.
wnderful colours and great sharpness.
very well captured.

wow, this is really nice, TFS Ori

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