Sunday, 22 May 2011

Great Crested Grebe.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) showing off its adult breeding plumage.  FAB.
[ISO 320; 1/400; f/13 @ 300mm and cropped]

15 comments:

  1. Hi Frank, What a fabulous bird. Your picture is tremendous... I have enjoyed looking at many of your bird photos. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

    Thanks also for coming to my blog. I am a birder of sorts also. I have backyard birds and love using my Canon Rebel long lens to take their pictures. You can see some of my bird pictures by going to my sidebar, scrolling down to labels, and clicking on Birds 2011.

    Hope you come back to my blog. I will return to yours.
    Betsy

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  2. He looks very handsome indeed. Nice capture. :)

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  3. Now that is a cool lookin' grebe! Thanks for sharing you photos at Bird Photography Weekly!

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  4. Hi Betsy. Thanks for the compliment. In those imortal words "I will be back".

    Thank you Dianne. It's lovely to hear from you.

    Cheers Robert. A pleasure to find something appropriate for Bird Photo Weekly.

    Thanks Trevor.

    Cheers Bob.

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  5. A beautiful bird to see.
    lovely image.

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  6. Hi Andrew. Thanks very much.

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  7. Hi - I am definitely delighted to find this. Good job!

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  8. What a FAB bird! I saw one this spring, still with winter plumage. I have never seen one all decked out...very cool :)

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  9. Interesting looking bird! Great shot getting it in breeding plumage and with crest raised. They appear somewhat similar to the horned grebes that migrate through my area of Pennsylvania.

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  10. What a striking portrait! Super shot and a GORGEOUS bird!

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  11. Thanks Tammy. I have a couple more pics that I will probably put up on the main blog before too long.

    Cheers Coy. The GC is about a third larger than the Horned (we call it Slavonian). We don't usually see Horned in the south UK at this time of year but one turned up on a local reservoir all decked out in its super breeding plumage.

    Thank you Kerri. It certainly is a cracking species in its full finery.

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  12. Beautiful bird! Perfect picture!

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  13. Hi Marias. Thanks for the compliment.

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