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Many thanks to everyone who C&C'd on my upload of an egret, most especially to wiliamsloane for his much appreciated user award.

Today a Grebe who was up late fishing on the serpentine just as it was getting dark.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-7/3
ISO:5000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Grebe
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:25 Jan 2014 - 7:32 PM
Tags:Grebe, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:51
Voters:rsjkinson · barbarahirst · jovanovic · alligatorpants · tomcat · morpheus1955 · NDODS · User_Removed · ColleenA · NaturesHaven · Fred263 · williamsloan · Philip_H · Mollycat · ali63 · gilbertmjake · gwynn56 · DicksPics · whatriveristhis · JohnoP · richmowil · capto · Mike_Young · dave1967 · cheesey · RWPhotoGraphix · nonur · EileenH · lesliea · peekay2001 · Lynniesefforts · terryxc · prabhusinha · SimonFletch · CarolG · turniptowers · Nigeve1 · jasonrwl · gss · Alan_Baseley · Maiwand · rayme330 · Alda · estonian · lblythe · glazzaro · ChristineD · Glostopcat · Rende · georgiepoolie · macdaniel ·
Views:166
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 7:35 PM

Love that head

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rsjkinson
rsjkinson Plus Member 5rsjkinson vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 - 7:36 PM

that is a great looking pic Alex love the fact it was taken in the dark it as worked well

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96226 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 7:45 PM

Still managed to nail the iconic Grebe eyeSmile

They didn't have to break the ice this year did they?Wink

Adrian

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NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 7:47 PM


Quote: That is a great looking pic Alex love the fact it was taken in the dark it as worked well

Great image Alex, totally different from our normal ornithological captures.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2239 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:06 PM

Love it Alex, the low light has made lovely reflections....great composition

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Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 - 8:13 PM

Stunning capture, Alex.
Fred

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williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:15 PM

very classy well done.

billy

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:28 PM

Night fishing at its best Alex. Superb. Peter.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:01 PM

Great image Alex, the darkness works really well,

Ali SmileSmile

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:30 PM

A fabulous image - wonderful lighting, Alex.

Richard

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whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:39 PM

Just gets better and better, this is very different, and quite stunning. Made me catch my breath when I saw it. You are very talented, Alex.

Just one thing though. Many of your images would gain a lot, and look even more stunning, if you gave more thought to presentation.
If you were able to add a very fine ( 2 or 3 pixels only ) white border and then use either a dark(ish) grey or black background from the choices you are given when you are preparing to upload, your images would look even better. Presentation is important, it completes the image.

But even though you've just gone and shoved this up on the default downright bloody awful pale blue, it still gets my Award for the day.


Alan

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richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 10:03 PM

Nice image Alex, I like it a lot!!

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dave1967
dave1967 Plus Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 - 10:33 PM

Great shot Alex
Dave

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cheesey
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25 Jan 2014 - 10:52 PM

Great shot Alex, very nicely done Smile.
Cheesey.

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 11:07 PM

Amazing shot of a grebe!

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EileenH
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25 Jan 2014 - 11:08 PM

Beautiful imageSmile

Eileen

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peekay2001
26 Jan 2014 - 1:20 AM

exquisite.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
26 Jan 2014 - 2:30 AM

Stunning Alex, I love what you have done with this... Superb !!!

Lynette Grin

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SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 6:20 AM

It's those reflections, in the inky-black water that grabbed my attention, Alex.
As Nathan says, 'totally different from the norm...'.
You certainly increased the ISO to get it, with un-noticable noise, too..!!

Simon

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8168 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 6:24 AM

A cracking find and capture, Alex. Carol

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gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 9:26 AM

Your birds picture are very special, ( original POV, special focusing and lighting)
A great image, one of the best!
Silviu

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 10:54 AM

Great shot Alex. I love the light and dark element of the image;looks very dramatic.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2014 - 2:12 PM

Unusual style for a bird capture, but very effective and works for me, Alex.

Ray

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31 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

A fabulous low light image

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