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Great crested grebe

Great crested grebe
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Copyright: Zandra CT (zto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 913 W: 122 N: 48] (329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2020-05-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-05-05 14:03
Viewed: 52
Points: 4
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I was walking along the canal where we lived and could not help to spot this beauty. The Great crested grebe, or in Latin, Podiceps cristatus. They have a lovely and eloborate mating dance. Her partner was out on the canal, too far away to get a decent picture. I feel a bit upset though, as due to allowing us humans to do social distancing the cut the verger by the canal. This has made their nest totally exposed. There is only about 50 cm of 'shortish' grass by the nest now. The most upsetting part is that this is breeding season and according to the LAW you are not allowed to upset or disturb breeding birds nor disturb their nest. Still, they cit the vergers in the middle of the breeding season. Normally this would be ok as much more is left on the vergers but this year they cut more than normal so that we humans would have an additional path to walk on. Again, we are intruding on nature. So, I did. not stop long. I only took a very few pictures from quite a distance. One of the reasons being I am making a complaint to our local council Shutterspeed 1/1000.

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To jackal: Dull dayzto 1 05-06 00:46
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Hi Zandra,
a beautiful bird, it looks like a pretty dull day, hopefully we may see some young chicks

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13324)
  • [2020-05-08 1:42]

Well managed shot in difficult light.

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