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    Default Pied-billed Grebe

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    Taken this morning. Waited nearly an hour until the morning light got over the trees and into the pond.

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    This is nice,colors background are superb.

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    Great planning to achieve a beautiful image.

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    Excellent colors, pose and head angle. Man you have some gorgeous light down there!!!

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    Sweet light Ray, and a great low shooting angle as well as the perfect bird angle.

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    Ray:

    Very nice. As mentioned, excellent shooting angle, bird angle, lovely light.
    A very subtle bird re: coloration, but the soft light allowed the texture and fine details to show nicely, adding to the quality of the image.

    Were you on the shore? Lying down?

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    Great light indeed Ray, POV, and happy to see you included the full reflection as it works here.

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    Sweet. Colors and light are wonderful; pose and HA likewise. Nice detail. I find these guys tough to get; they're always diving and re-surfacing out of range. I guess hunkering down and waiting an hour for the sun is the secret. Nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    Ray:

    Very nice. As mentioned, excellent shooting angle, bird angle, lovely light.
    A very subtle bird re: coloration, but the soft light allowed the texture and fine details to show nicely, adding to the quality of the image.

    Were you on the shore? Lying down?

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    Yes there was just a tiny bit of ground that raises above the water where I could lyed down flat, they got curious and this one stayed there across from me for a good 2-3 minutes
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    Nice work, Ray. Love the color of the background and bird. Nice feather detail and composition. Thank you for sharing.
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    This is nice,
    I photograph them a lot and I think you did well.
    Aside from the fantastic BG, the Grebe seems a bit washed out. The beak should be a bit brighter.
    Excellent POV.
    Dan Kearl

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    Beautiful image Ray. I like the pose, composition, low angle and the colors are amazing.

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    Very nice. Love that water and background. Nice pose and low angle as well.

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    Gorgeous shot, these guys are pretty high on my list to get a good shot of. I hope I can get one in light halfway as nice as this, great job Ray.

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    Killer everything: low angle and spectacular BKGR color. I would not mind a bit more room at the bottom.

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    Fantastic image Ray, great colours!! I too would like a touch more room below, but man what a killer frame! Look at that perfect head angle too....

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    Thank you everyone! Glad you guys loved the photo, it my first image to make it "hot" in the front page!! :)
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    Beautiful Colors and Plumage.

    Love the low point of view.

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