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Glad to see some breeding plumage before their migration

 
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Mar 26, 2007 14:42 |  #1

I'm happy too see these Eared Grebe still here and begin to change plumage for the breeding season. Normally they already headed north before I get a chance to see them in breeding plumage.
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The pair. 500mm, f7.1, 1/400s, ISO400, no flash

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Transition... 500mm, f8, 1/640s, ISO400, no flash
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Almost... 500mm, f7.0, 1/800s, ISO400, no flash
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Before... 500mm, f8, 1/800s, ISO400, no flash
IMAGE: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/435411527_08444ab0bb_o.jpg


Getting there... 500mm, f8, 1/500s, ISO400, no flash
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After... 500mm, f8, 1/640s, ISO400, no flash
IMAGE: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/179/435411517_6c11e4c63e_o.jpg

Rear view... 500mm, f7.1, ISO400, no flash
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Mar 26, 2007 14:46 |  #2

Great series, lovely colours. Love #6 he's looking straight in the lens, Nice job. :)


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Mar 26, 2007 17:03 |  #3

Wow...fantastic shots. Sharp with good details. I've always been fascinated by Grebes. I would be over the moon with shots like these. Excellent work as always Fee. :-)


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Mar 26, 2007 17:17 as a reply to  @ Sindri Skulason's post |  #4

Very nice Fee, fantastic work on these.


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Mar 26, 2007 17:19 |  #5

Those are some wild lookin water fowl there Fee... I love that breeding plummage and the devil eyes :evil: Great series, and I'm glad they stayed long enough for you to get in a lovely series to show us.. Good job.l


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Mar 26, 2007 17:46 |  #6

Those are gorgeous, Fee. I've never seen this species IRL.


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Mar 26, 2007 17:49 |  #7

Hey I really like these! Cool looking birds!


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Mar 26, 2007 18:57 |  #8

Very nice! I like 4 and 6 best here. Only suggestion is in regards to the third one...I'd be tempted to crop the head out in the reflection as it is cut in an awkward place as is. Very cool looking bird Fee!


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Mar 26, 2007 19:03 |  #9

Great series of well captured images with beautiful colors and great details to boot. Very well done Fee.


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Mar 26, 2007 19:11 |  #10

Just an excellent series Fee. But how we supposed to learn the names of all these birds if they keep changing on us? :D


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Mar 26, 2007 19:14 |  #11

Man, I'm jealous. These are simply amazing. The detail is perfect. That's one of the great things about this time of year. We often get to see the winter birds changing just as the spring birds are also arriving.


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Mar 26, 2007 22:11 |  #12

philc123 wrote in post #2933961 (external link)
Great series, lovely colours. Love #6 he's looking straight in the lens, Nice job.

Thanks Phil. I was amazed by their beautiful plumage just as much. Before this, all i saw was grey and white feathers. :)

Sindri Skulason wrote in post #2934624 (external link)
Wow...fantastic shots. Sharp with good details. I've always been fascinated by Grebes. I would be over the moon with shots like these. Excellent work as always Fee.

I appreciate the nice words Sindri. So far i only have 3 different type of grebes in my files. Would love to find more. :)

bromm wrote in post #2934694 (external link)
Very nice Fee, fantastic work on these.

Thanks Trevor. Glad you like them.

joayne wrote in post #2934714 (external link)
Those are some wild lookin water fowl there Fee... I love that breeding plummage and the devil eyes Great series, and I'm glad they stayed long enough for you to get in a lovely series to show us.. Good job.l

Thank you for the feedback, Joayne. Their eyes are quite different from any grebe eyes(Least, Pied-billed) i have seen so far. They match the plumage quite well though :D. The climate change has definitely put an impact on their migration schedule. That maybe why they stay longer in the south.

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Those are gorgeous, Fee. I've never seen this species IRL.

Thanks Joe. I was surprised they got that close after i parked my car by the pond and stayed inside for about 10 minutes. They like to follow the coots and shovelers. Good thing those birds are shy. :D

morehtml wrote in post #2934892 (external link)
Hey I really like these! Cool looking birds!

Thanks Allen. Glad you like the photos.

dancad wrote in post #2935212 (external link)
Very nice! I like 4 and 6 best here. Only suggestion is in regards to the third one...I'd be tempted to crop the head out in the reflection as it is cut in an awkward place as is. Very cool looking bird Fee!

Thanks for the suggestion. I got similar feedback too. I need to pay more attention next time. Either include the whole reflection or completely frame it out. ;)

Reyno wrote in post #2935250 (external link)
Great series of well captured images with beautiful colors and great details to boot. Very well done Fee.

Thanks Reyno. Glad i finally got something besides sparrow. :lol: Hope to see more colorful birds.

canonloader wrote in post #2935286 (external link)
Just an excellent series Fee. But how we supposed to learn the names of all these birds if they keep changing on us?

LOL! Tell me about it, Mitch. It's hard enuff to tell them apart based on just one plumage. The 180 degree plumage change makes it 180X harder to remember. :lol:

ngannet wrote in post #2935305 (external link)
Man, I'm jealous. These are simply amazing. The detail is perfect. That's one of the great things about this time of year. We often get to see the winter birds changing just as the spring birds are also arriving.

Thanks Bob. I really lucked out that day. Now I'm hoping to catch more birds as they begin to migrate thru our area. :)


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Mar 26, 2007 22:13 |  #13

Beautiful shots, Fee!

Love #4. That's a priceless look on his face.



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Mar 27, 2007 00:52 as a reply to  @ T.D.'s post |  #14

Very nice series, I love the eyes on this bird and you captured it well, I especially enjoyed pic#6. :) You are very fortunate to see these extremely cool birds nearing their beautiful breeding plummage, I only get to see them in the wintertime.




  
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Mar 27, 2007 01:21 |  #15

Fee, love this series! Wonderful detail and colors of a breed I have yet to see. A joy to view!


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