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Grebe portrait

Grebe portrait
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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: 2010-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grebes (Podicipidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 12:57
Viewed: 3111
Points: 16
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I've shot so many pictures, and so many have turned out nice, so here's another, no action or behaviour shot but just a portrait in nice light. Just checked today and they are still breeding the eggs, almost 6 weeks...something must be wrong unless the rats got the first clutch and this is the second

cheers, enjoy your weekend

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2010-05-28 14:06]

très belle photo!
les couleurs sont naturelles.
des bonnes détailles.


Hello Jeroen,
You were lucky to get one so close! I've never been able to get close to these birds. You have taken this image with excellent sharpness, lovely colors, great details and good pov, as well as great composition. Well done!

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-28 17:30]
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Hi Jeroen,

Very attractive capture of that grebe. Great colours and superb details. The BG has coordinated colours, is very smooth and has been blurred fantastically well (I could Photoshop some bokeh in there, if you wish :)). The grebe's head seems to be a bit close to the top of the photo for my taste -- I prefer to use the Rule of Thirds, unless I have a reason to do otherwise -- maybe, you didn't have any more room available. In any case, well done! TFS.


cute capture, nice detail

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-29 2:24]

Hi Jeroen,
Zelf heb ik wel foto's van futen vanuit een laag standpunt genomen, maar zó laag...nee. Het lijkt wel of je mee zwemt.
Erg mooie kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Fantastische diepte in de foto. Straks met de jonkies tussen de vleugels is nog een stuk leuker.
Goed weekend,

Ciao Jeroen. Good portrait here with right light and colours. In my opionion bit sharp problems.


Hello Jeroen,
Congratulations for the photo, excellent POV, contrast and sharpness.
Beautiful colors,
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hello Jeroen,
Amazing details and composition. Nice colours and great sharpness.

Very beautifull capture, sharp details, nice colors and BG.
TFS, regards ,Eyal

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