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Great Crested Grebe Family, Part III.

 
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Aug 02, 2010 10:34 |  #1

Hopefully you're not bored stiff with this series already. But this is the last part, I promise!

Part I: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=909896
Part II: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=910644

1. Mrs. Grebe and her babies safely on her back...

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2. She dozes off but junior wakes up...

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3. ...and decides it's time for a little swim...

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I found it very difficult to focus on those little fuzzballs in the water, particularly because by now they were quite a distance away. I was also struggling with settings of the lens whilst shooting them: AF mode 1 or 2? IS on or off? When processing them I also had a colour problem and I'm not at all convinced I have cleared that up, so there may still be a colour cast - I've stared at them so much that I've become blind to it... To sum up, the next three images of the little ones in the water aren't the best of that shoot, and they are pretty big crops as well, but I couldn't very well complete the series without them, particularly because of the rivalry that took place between them.

4. Huey, Dewey and Louie...

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5. Than there is a quarrel. Maybe still about that fish that Huey stole from Dewey awhile back...

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6. It's clear who of the three siblings is boss here...

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7. With the babies in the water, Mrs. Grebe unwinds a bit...

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8. Then it's time to climb back on board and say sayonara... This shot is also literally the very last photograph I made. It's #400.

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Well, that's it from the Grebe Family. Thank you all for looking!

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Aug 02, 2010 10:47 |  #2

I love these Grebe shots Levina! The babies are so cute!

4. Huey, Dewey and Louie...

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Aug 02, 2010 11:26 |  #3

Wonderful series Levina, enjoyed everyone of them. Now go out and shoot another 400 images!


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Aug 02, 2010 11:29 |  #4

Great stuff. What an opportunity. This is a bird I'll likely never see here.


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Aug 02, 2010 12:10 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #5

Those are fantastic! Absolutely love the babies! Almost too much cuteness!


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Aug 02, 2010 12:45 |  #6

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Aug 02, 2010 12:56 |  #7

Beautiful pictures!


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Aug 02, 2010 14:37 as a reply to  @ tcssas's post |  #8

Excellent again Levina. Really enjoyed seeing all of them.


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Aug 02, 2010 16:02 |  #9

Thanks, Mike. They are cute, aren't they?

Thank you very much, Steve, but shooting another 400 shots of them? Be careful what you wish for, because that would mean part IV to, well, at least 6 and possibly more! I couldn't do that to you guys here... :)

Thanks, Mitch. It was an opportunity all right. I'm glad I had just bought my lens! :)

Thanks very much, Phil. And yes, very cute!!

Thank you dgraham and Sachin for looking in and leaving such a nice comment.

Thanks Ray. I'm really glad you enjoyed them!


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Aug 02, 2010 18:25 |  #10

Cute shots. I like the water droplets in #7.

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Aug 02, 2010 19:26 |  #11

Another incredible set Levina. The camo on those babies is so cool. I'll bet they're real hard to spot when they get into the grasses.


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Aug 02, 2010 19:28 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #12

Unique coloration on the little ones. Great showing of the natural activity on these.


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Aug 02, 2010 19:31 |  #13

Well you've done a great job with this series of images. Neither of these are too long to read and I learned a bit, too. So thanks for posting the series and Happy shooting!


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Aug 03, 2010 03:37 |  #14

Fantastic series Levina! These particular Grebes are very beautiful birds. The chicks are quite unique looking and really cute.
The last shot is top-notch.

I somehow missed the previous threads about these Grebes. I had to go back and look at them. Well done on all!


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Aug 03, 2010 05:44 |  #15

Thanks very much, Henrik, Steve, Daniel, Doug and Brad for your kind comments. I appreciate it!


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