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Podiceps cristatus

Podiceps cristatus
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Copyright: Dorota Mazurowska (blue-velvet29) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 53 N: 165] (912)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-27
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 15:54
Viewed: 3752
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, is a member of the grebe family of water birds.

It breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from the colder regions. It winters on freshwater lakes and reservoirs or the coast.

It has an elaborate mating display. Like all grebes, it 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 Great Crested Grebe is 46-51 cm long with a 59-73 cm wingspan. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater.

The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye, and a pink bill. It is the largest European grebe.

This species was hunted almost to extinction in the United Kingdom in the 19th century for its head plumes, which were used to decorate hats. The RSPB was set up to help protect this species, which is again common

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  • livia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 9] (32)
  • [2006-02-06 17:05]

Czesc Dorota;-)

Ladne kolory i jakosc zdjecia. Bardzo dobry kadr. Super zdjecie ;-)



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-06 20:40]


Belle présentation nature,le canard est très jolie et l'environnement naturelle.

Merci Dorota!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-06 20:41]

Beautiful capture of this grebe, Dorota. Such intense colors on the head and neck. What luck you had to catch one sitting on her nest. Well done and TFS. : )

She is a lovely bird! Excellent detail and exposure.

Very nice capture of this grebe Dorota! Great POV, good colors and nice details. Is the bird nesting? Thanks for sharing!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-07 3:52]

Hi Dorota, I haven't seen your photos before, so welcome! I love your Great Crested Grebe - she is nice and sharp and with good colours. The colours are quite stunning. Well done, tfs

Hello Dorota,
You've shown this beautiful bird very well, in it's natural environment. Good color, detail and light. Well done.

Hi Dorota,
you have captured a beautiful bird.
Good details, good POV and nice colours.
Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-07 13:09]

well Dorota,
Nice to see you also by TN, it's a nice one it give my that spring feeling again, it's a good shot with good colours a nice pov and taken very good, nice job.
gr. jaap

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-13 12:54]

Very good picture of the Grebe, Dorota. Well composed and with a very good background. Good colors and sharpness. Thanks,


piekny pergoz w sezonie legowym ladnie mu piokra wyrosly szkoda ze swiatlo nie dopisalo bo padla jakosc

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-13 22:35]

What beautifull bird, very nice colours & great composition, very well done Dorota!


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-14 14:43]

Hi Dorota,
Very nice capture of this beautiful grebe,
great colours, sharp details and well composed.
Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful photo. Nicely shown. Thank you.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-05-22 12:08]

Witaj Dorota!
Widze, ze mielismy oboje sporo szczescia. Podobno ciezko jest "namierzyc" gniazdo Perkoza, a jednak nam sie udalo :)
Bardzo ladna kompozycja, swietnie uchwycone kolory!

One of my favourite birds Dorota. They are suprisingly small so you have filled the frame nicely. Looks relaxed on the nest so well done for getting in there. Best, Brat.

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