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Any grebeance see the manager...

By NDODS    
One of a few images of this gorgeous Crested Grebe that I captured whilst down at the lake. EAS (Ann) said that she found them romantics, we they certainly are especially in their during courtship rituals.

Thank you so very much for your very kind comments and messages following yesterdays upload 'The Sequel'. A further mention going to digital_boi(Graham), EAS(Ann) and netta1234(Netta) for their most welcomed User Awards.

The weather is somewhat inclement today, so I may not get the opportunity to get out and about, however I have a tidy little amount of images which I have captured since arriving as a backup.

Well I hope that you enjoy your day, and thank you all once again for your continued support and words of encouragement.

Regards as always Nathan Grin

Tags: Fishing Lake Crested grebe Wildlife and nature Chipstead

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Comments


barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:04AM
gosh .... what a mouthfull
Glad I am not a grebe ....
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
7 Mar 2013 9:05AM
I perceive the boy have been caught having breakfast - or is it a mid morning snack Smile I love these birds Nathan - a lovely shot of this one !
mossy 9 46 1 England
7 Mar 2013 9:06AM
Ive been following some pairs at my local lake for years, with one shot in mind, Their pairbonding rituals are captivating, and they look at their best during this season. Amazing birds and they can get through quite a few fish Grin
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:08AM
This is beautiful Nathan,

Ali GrinGrinGrin
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:19AM
Superb shot Nathan, excellent colours and detail I love the rippled reflection too

Hugh
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2013 9:20AM
Very well thought out title, Nathan, and a great capture. Carol
7 Mar 2013 9:21AM
Nice timing Nathan, excellent capture,
Fred.
johnke Plus
9 231 17 England
7 Mar 2013 9:24AM
Good composition John
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
7 Mar 2013 9:54AM
super shot...that's tea sorted then Smile Smile
Meheecho 9 275 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 10:18AM
Another great title-- and a super image to go with it
Steve
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 10:19AM
Not only lovely movement on the water Nathan
but what a catch...gulp
Lillian
Bzox 9 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
7 Mar 2013 10:21AM
Nice image. Beautiful framed wit water texture and rippled reflection.

Zoran SmileSmileSmile
Gypsyman 11 690 England
7 Mar 2013 10:57AM
Another Top Shot Nathan, Well Done. Eric.
7 Mar 2013 11:04AM
a lovely shot and good catch no pun intended.

billy
7 Mar 2013 11:14AM
Great picture! Your enforced holiday hasn't helped your sense of humour thankfully!!Grin
Herge88 14 40 6 England
7 Mar 2013 11:25AM
Its the ripples and light in the water that make this image for me Nathan.

Best Matt
richmowil Plus
13 474 2 England
7 Mar 2013 11:31AM
Super capture!! I like it a lot!
Jenny-D 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 11:42AM
Wonderful capture Nathan, love the title too.
Jenny Smile
7 Mar 2013 11:57AM
Wonderful capture for the Grebe & you, Nathan. Great timing
Regards Brian
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
7 Mar 2013 11:58AM
I'm smiling a lot this morning. Lovely title!
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 11:58AM
Superb image Nathan. Well captured
Jim
7 Mar 2013 1:03PM
good capture Nathan i love the uniformity of the ripples fine work

Graham
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
7 Mar 2013 1:15PM
Thats a hungry bird Smile Good capture

Rod
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
7 Mar 2013 2:35PM
I especially like the ripples of water, Nathan. I also like their love ballet.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
7 Mar 2013 2:48PM
Lovely ripples and light on the water surface. have to say, when I thought the Grebes so romantic I really wasn't thinking of one stuffing an enormous fish down its throat! TongueWink

Ann
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 3:00PM
Well timed capture Nathan, like the title too.
Ray
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Mar 2013 3:07PM
A very well-timed capture, Nathan, with the fish caught mid-swallow Smile Love all the ripples on the water...great title, too! Wink
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 3:22PM
Super shot and a wonderful title, only you could have thought of that my dear Nathan.SmileSmileSmile
platzy 9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 4:12PM
You must have been very Patient to get this shot Nathan, great work mate.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
7 Mar 2013 4:51PM
Well timed, Nathan, and another cracking title.

Dave
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 4:56PM
Beautiful picture well timed with the swallowing of the fish, amazing how they cope with large!
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:05PM
A hungry grebe about to enjoy his catch.
Well captured despite all your trials.
KateGrinGrinGrin
7 Mar 2013 5:52PM
A great snatched shot of Nature's Food Chain Nathan.

John Smile
RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:54PM
Wonderful image and the rippled water is absolutely ace! Great work!

David
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
7 Mar 2013 6:08PM
One ,two,three ,four ,five,
Once I caught a fish alive.Smile
A great image NathenSmile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.5k 79 Norway
7 Mar 2013 6:25PM
The layered fg ripples make this, Nathan.

Malc
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 7:21PM
humourous title to a well taken humourous image. good colour.
milky 18 5 Wales
7 Mar 2013 7:26PM
Nice image Nathan Amazing Capture----MilkyWink
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 7:37PM
A perfectly timed capture, excellent.

Lucien.
danbrann 17 640 17
7 Mar 2013 7:39PM
You both had a good capture Nathan but with one fish gone it lessens your chance of repeating this shot.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
7 Mar 2013 7:39PM
Well timed for this down the hatch.Wink
Joan.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
7 Mar 2013 8:17PM
I find I like an inclement day--nice for catch up!

A fine image of the duck!
7 Mar 2013 8:46PM
A picture caught in action!
Effrossini
Phantom7 15 29 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:09PM
Peeing down here all day.Nice catch.

Jim and Chris xx
Mike_S 10 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:15PM
Great moment captured Nathan. I am also looking forward to observing and maybe
catching an image or two of their wonderful mating ritual.

Mike.
User_Removed 9 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:49PM
To get the Grebe just about to gulp down a fish in this position was a good shot indeed timimng to perfection

BobSmileSmile
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
8 Mar 2013 1:58AM
Water droplets are vivid on its back but head is fast shaking for swallowing, Great.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 8:30AM
early snack good timing and love the title. paul
1881 9 India
8 Mar 2013 4:59PM
Vary good captured image.


Regards - asanjeev -
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
8 Mar 2013 5:33PM
Beautiful Shot ~
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 6:51PM
Lucky you Nathan having captured that. Well done.
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
9 Mar 2013 8:05PM
Still have to get one of those.. Really well done and I love the title Smile
13 Mar 2013 9:34PM
A lovely capture, Nathan!
I love the water movement.

****
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
17 Mar 2013 3:08PM
That title was just too much to swallow, a bit like that fish for the bird!Wink In terms of corniness your title gets a 10/10!Blush

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