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Great Crested Grebe ( and young) (podiceps cristatus)
The GCG is always a beautiful water bird to see. With their wonderful plumage colouring and with their superb diving and fishing ability they are one of the best sights on any lake or pond.
This one has just surfaced with a rather large fish which is quickly grabbed and swallowed (whole) by one of her attendant young.They are typical lazy kids who are quite prepared to just stay close to an adult rather than dive to collect their own meal. They are however just starting to carry out a few practise dives. I find the plumage colouring on the young to be very attractive. I look forward to watching them in the future.

As always my grateful and very appreciative thanks for all the c/c's on the Tawny Owl. Particular thanks to Jane (snappit) for her user award.

Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2014 - 10:36 AM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch is Served !!
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:22 Aug 2014 - 4:56 PM
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Aug 2014 - 5:12 PM

What a special capture !!

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Badgerfred
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22 Aug 2014 - 5:20 PM

Excellent capture Ron, fish for dinner today SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile,
Fred.

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22 Aug 2014 - 5:22 PM

Superb capture
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franken
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22 Aug 2014 - 5:24 PM

Superb image, Ron.

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22 Aug 2014 - 5:30 PM

A wonderful slice of life captured!

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CarolG
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22 Aug 2014 - 5:32 PM

A wonderful image, Ron. Carol

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JuBarney
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22 Aug 2014 - 5:40 PM

A delightful well-timed shot
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Maiwand
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22 Aug 2014 - 7:10 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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22 Aug 2014 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful image, perfect timing..........a treat to see.

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M_squared
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22 Aug 2014 - 7:53 PM

Superb image. Well captured.

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DerekL
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:28 PM

Beautiful image Ron.
I could watch them all day.

Derek

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22 Aug 2014 - 8:31 PM

Great to view Ron - they are greedy youngsters.
Brian.

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DicksPics
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:48 PM

Grebes are such beautiful birds and this is a superb image, Ron!

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Holmewood
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22 Aug 2014 - 8:51 PM

What a great shot Ron. Cathy

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SteveMackay
22 Aug 2014 - 9:40 PM

A wonderful shot of a beautiful moment, Ron!, love this!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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JohnoP
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22 Aug 2014 - 9:57 PM

What a fabulous 'family' image! Smile John

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Daisymaye
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23 Aug 2014 - 2:55 AM

Excellent capture and lucky you to have seen them.

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rayme330
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23 Aug 2014 - 7:54 AM

Excellent meal time capture Ron; as you say very attractive plumage.

Ray

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23 Aug 2014 - 10:30 AM

Wonderful to see Ron, hope they all survive, great natural shot,
Geoff.

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Maiwand
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23 Aug 2014 - 4:06 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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Lillian
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23 Aug 2014 - 4:45 PM

Brilliant shot Ron, well timed and like the presentation

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morpheus1955
23 Aug 2014 - 5:37 PM

Superb image, beautifully captured and presented

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Ruthannette
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23 Aug 2014 - 6:02 PM

I absolutely love Grebes Ron, a beautiful image and presentation.

Ruth

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23 Aug 2014 - 11:30 PM

Excellent capture and presentation Ron!
George

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Greyheron
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24 Aug 2014 - 3:40 PM

Very nicely done Ron…

Mike

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Mike_Smith
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24 Aug 2014 - 8:01 PM

Beautiful capture Ron, always a pleasure to view

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Brian65
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24 Aug 2014 - 9:10 PM

Wonderful image Ron.
Brian

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24 Aug 2014 - 11:21 PM

Cracking shot Ron looks like a perch its got
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26 Aug 2014 - 12:08 AM

Amazing capture Ron..Lin

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26 Aug 2014 - 8:40 PM

This is a really lovely capture Ron. Spot-on timing.

Jane

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28 Aug 2014 - 1:00 PM

Lucky you Ron Sad.

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annettep38
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29 Aug 2014 - 2:07 PM

excellent dinner shot, love it. BTW I am selling the D800, I had second thoughts Smile

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29 Aug 2014 - 11:17 PM

A wonderful natural history image Ron, you've captured the moment perfectly. Talking of lunch what has happened to our very own "lunchman" gentleman adventurer Simon Fletcher, hope he hasn't ended up as a lion, leopard or crocodiles lunch trying to capture framefilling images with his Canon 50mm f1.8 lens!Wink

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Chinga
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1 Sep 2014 - 12:09 PM

What a beautiful image! A great moment caught...
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