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Water Taxi


Posted by Carol Clarke on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:06 pm

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Great Crested Grebe and rather large chick, still hitching a ride.

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10D. 500F4 + 1.4TC. ISO 200. F8.  Taken in difficult midday light from a small boat on the Norfolk Broads .

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by Ron Day on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:47 pm
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Water taxi, indeed. The adult is riding rather low in the water, and I don't think it could support a chick much larger than this plump youngster. The deep green background sets off grebes beautifully. And I love the dash of color on the adult's head. Also, top-notch detail. Excellent image.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:48 pm
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Terrific fun Carol- That chick, indeed, looks overgrown for hitching a ride! Love the two faces -so different- the parent quite elegant, and the chick, I think, rather comical. The deep green water is a perfect complement-beautifully done- love it!
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by John Spreitzer on Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:14 pm
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Terrific image with great detail! Wonderful that the little one is looking your way! Plus, I think it came out great considering the midday light.
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by SMB on Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:18 pm
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Must be part of the boomerang generation. Never got the message that it's time to leave home!
Great image, love the detail and those strange markings on the chick's face.
 

by peter makuch on Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:45 pm
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this is an awesome image and catching all the details is a big plus, that is the moment shot CAROL.
 

by Jakejacoby on Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:17 pm
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Wonderful capture with excellent coloration and detail Carol - thanks for sharing this one.
 

by Karl Egressy on Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:24 pm
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Such a great looking behavior shot, Carol.
 

by LynnS on Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm
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Carol, wow simply adorable!  Amusing for the chick to be so big, almost appears the parent is low on the water.  BG water color sets off these two travelers beautifully, especially the whites and the rust color on face.  Very cute markings and plump fluffiness on chick, a joy to view!
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by Paul Rossi on Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:19 pm
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Nice image of this colorful Grebe with large chick - one of the last rides probably.
 

by Mako_Elite on Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:04 pm
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Wow, This is one of my favorite Grebe shots I ever seen. Carol, you captured it in perfection . The light on the mommy's head, little one hitchhiking, the green BG. It just doesn't get much better than this. Also you got it in midday. Amazing quality with now considered ancient 10D. These old cameras are so underrated IMHO My favorite camera is 13 years old Nikon D2Hs with only 4.1 MB and I rarely use my Nikon D4 16MB .

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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:13 pm
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Love it, Carol!

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by david fletcher on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:38 am
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super shot Carol.. Gotta be pleased with that. lovely details when viewed large and like the eye contact. Sweet
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by Debapratim Saha on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:34 am
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Wow! I like the technically sound 3D feel and the parental care emotionally...one of your best bird images Carol..Congrats!!
 

by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:15 pm
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Love the colors of the adult and the mask like looks of the chick
a nice ride for the chick! Good sharp shot
 

by clement on Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:09 am
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WOW such a beautiful family picture of the Grebe..
 

by himadri roy on Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:11 pm
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Phenomenal photograph madam , standing ovation for this.
 

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