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    Great Crested Grebe

    At least I think they are - can anyone confirm this?

    Taken on the River Thames, the mother and babies wait in the sunshine whilst the father fishes. Typically I was in the middle of changing lenses when the father retuned with a largish fish in its mouth and started to fee the young.

    Great Crested Grebe

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    Re: Great Crested Grebe

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    At least I think they are - can anyone confirm this?

    Taken on the River Thames, the mother and babies wait in the sunshine whilst the father fishes. Typically I was in the middle of changing lenses when the father retuned with a largish fish in its mouth and started to fee the young.

    Great Crested Grebe
    It certainly looks like it http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/bird...ebe/index.aspx

    Cute shot!

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    Re: Great Crested Grebe

    Typically I was in the middle of changing lenses when the father retuned with a largish fish in its mouth and started to feed the young.

    That is also my trick. When things get a bit dull, change the lens or do something else to temporarily put your kit out of action and something really interesting occurs.

    But you have still captured an interesting scene here.

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    Re: Great Crested Grebe

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    At least I think they are - can anyone confirm this?

    Taken on the River Thames, the mother and babies wait in the sunshine whilst the father fishes. Typically I was in the middle of changing lenses when the father retuned with a largish fish in its mouth and started to fee the young.

    Great Crested Grebe
    Definitely (I'd say).

    I have yet to get a decent picture of one, they tend to stay a fair way off the bank, and as you will know, when hunting, they are on surface for <3 seconds then disappear for >30 seconds and pop up several metres away, by the time I have seen it, panned and focused, its gone again

    They are also difficult to expose without blowing the white bit.
    See what I mean;

    Great Crested Grebe
    ... and my excuse for the warm WB was evening sunshine taken at 16:52 in late October

    I must get out tomorrow and see what's about.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 25th June 2011 at 08:31 PM.

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