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Periscopes up

Posted by mikullashbee on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:30 pm

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I shot this the other morning at a lake close to my house in Christchurch, NZ. Seems a little late in the season for a few pairs of Australasian Crested Grebes with chicks and or on the nest still. Apparently if they have an unsuccessful first brood they will go at it a second time. These little ones were perking up looking for pops with the fish delivery.
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by Rachels on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:34 pm
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beautiful family story Michael!
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by Ed Cordes on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:14 pm
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Wonderful image. The detail is super and the little one's heads are just super.
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by Greg Oakley on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:24 pm
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Stunning image Mike

by LynnS on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:37 pm
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Mike, love the playful title and the periscoping chicks are 11 on the cuteness scale.  Lovely pose on parent and the water BG has a surreal, dreamy look - gorgeous image.
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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:33 pm
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Nice natural history and an excellent behavioural image Michael!

by john on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:45 am
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Nice! Love the pop up kids and moms hairdo

by Karl Egressy on Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:09 am
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Great family portrait and story, Mike.
The Red-breasted Grebes do the same around here.
It is good to have them around especially with the chicks.

by WOlf38 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:06 am
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Beautiful image!!!!

by Denis55 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:39 am
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Gorgeous frame Michael!

by rafixx66 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:49 am
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Rachels wrote:
beautiful family story Michael!

by david fletcher on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:18 pm
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Gorgeous. loads to enjoy Mike. congrats
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by Matt Filosa on Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:04 pm
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Dreamy. Your usual superb work.



by Bill Dix on Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 am
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Excellent family portrait; love the chicks. Great low POV. I might have preferred a sliver off the bottom, added to the top.
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by David Salem on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:36 am
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A beautiful family scene is right. Great looking pose and details and the chicks are just to cute. Well done Mike
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Great low angle, light and nice to see the little ones. I hope they will make it despite the late start.
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Love the title and love the shot Michael!

Beautifully done.
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Super shot of this wonderful bird !!!

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