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Great Crested Grebe

By StevenPrice
The Great Crested Grebe.

A delightfully elegant waterbird with ornate head plumes which led to its being hunted for its feathers, almost leading to its extermination from the UK. They dive to feed and also to escape, preferring this to flying. On land they are clumsy because their feet are placed so far back on their bodies. They have an elaborate courtship display in which they rise out of the water and shake their heads. Very young grebes often ride on their parents' backs.

Tags: Colour Frame General Bird Feathers Close-up and macro Grebe Crest Wildlife and nature

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Comments


AlanBW 15 20 England
6 May 2008 2:48PM
Excellent capture, great reflections
BarbaraR 14 889 1 England
6 May 2008 2:50PM
What a wonderful shot.
Really beautiful, bird, water ripples, reflection.
Congrats,

B.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
6 May 2008 2:51PM
an excellent detailed capture !
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
6 May 2008 3:03PM
Lovely capture and good narrative.
Exposure is spot on and like the angle
Richard
Barbaraj 13 450 England
6 May 2008 4:29PM
In a world of its own.
6 May 2008 5:16PM
so much detail - great shot
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
6 May 2008 6:06PM
I like the ripples & reflection. Thanks for the info too - I've never seen one on land. Rarely see them on water & never had the chance of a shot at one as they disappear so quickly!
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
6 May 2008 6:07PM
Great colours and reflection
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
6 May 2008 7:07PM
Super colour and detail.

Best Matt
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
6 May 2008 8:38PM
thank to everyone your comments are very much appreciated.

Steve.
akw 13 341 3 England
6 May 2008 8:53PM
Excellent detail in this image
alan
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
6 May 2008 8:59PM
Beautiful detail and tones lighting and composition.
Pauline.
OAKEY 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 9:41PM
Stunning detail very good exposure,And love the composition.Shaun
peterboyce 12 1 England
6 May 2008 10:13PM
cracking shot,great detail.
peter
imagio 14 12 1 England
6 May 2008 10:13PM
Superb detailed shot

Bernie
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 10:26PM
A beautiful bird, so nicely captured with all the circular ripples around it! Great shot,
Johanna
lammie 16
6 May 2008 10:28PM
Good clean shot, great detail.
Don
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 10:34PM
Brilliant detail and colours...almost a ten out of ten...just spoilt by the dark reflection in front of him.


keith
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 10:50PM
An exceptional capture with good colour and feather detail, I also like the reflection and ripples.
Cormy 13 3 England
6 May 2008 10:54PM
Brilliant shot Steve.
Cheers
Alan
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
6 May 2008 10:57PM
Brilliant Steve
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 11:07PM
An amazing capture. The colours and detail are wonderful, and the water is superb.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 11:13PM
Lovely write up and a delightful image
mavis
jdh2 15 1 1 United States
7 May 2008 1:35AM
excellent detail and rippled water.

Jerry
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 5:49AM
Gorgeous shot Steve
Helen
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
7 May 2008 6:54AM
Lovely proud Grebe, fantastic shot.

Nicky
9 May 2008 5:20PM
WOW!!!

A cracker shot.

Carsten
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
10 May 2008 9:53PM
Excellent capture, splendid detail, colours and reflection
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 2:48PM
Excellent shot; great detail and colours and I love the light and the reflection
Tim

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