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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony cybershot DSC-N1
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 14:11
Viewed: 1386
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone,today one of my favourite interests...bird watching.
A local man-made lake that we often walk around for our daily exercise is home to lots of water birds.
This Great Crested Grebe sits quite happily on her nest, only a few feet away from the footpath that is walked very regularly by people every day.

The nest looks very soggy but she continues to sit,guarded by her mate who keeps fairly close.

The nest,[according to my reference book] is a simple heap of water plants built up from the bottom of shallows or else supported by or tethered to a fallen branch or submerged stems

Let's hope that the eggs will hatch so that I may have further shots of the family in the future.

Thanks for your visit.

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Hi Jean
Lovely sharp shot, very peacefull looking composition
Regards Pez

excellent jean...

very very rare close up of this nesting grebe...

fantastic detail, great colours throughout, reeds, water, feathers, nest, shadows...all perfect..

hope she has success with hatchlings...be good to see their progress...

very nice1...

ps .. my book says the chicks can be carried on the back of parents...try get that and i,ll give you 10 smileys...


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2008-05-12 16:00]

I liked this natural shot, I appreciated the POV, very interesting !


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-12 18:39]

Hi Jean,
How it is interesting to see this nest! First time for me!
Very good composition with natural colors and nice foreground. We can believe that this bird wanted to preserve its intimacy with a curtain of bulrush. Very well done! Annie

Hello Jean
Good shot of that Grebe sitting on her nest. Very natural colors and nice environment. Was it possible for you to opt for a lower point of view?
Nicely done

Hello Jean,
It is unique capture. Its interesting to see she is sittingon her nest.
Nice natural light. TFS

Hello Jean,

That nest looks a bit soggy.
Did the babies hatch?
A nice sharp shot,well captured,
TFS, Joni

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