Thursday, 15 May 2014

Grebes at Lago di Garda.


During our recent trip to Lake Garda I was fortunate early one morning to witness a pair of Great Crested Grebes facing up to one another as a precursor to their elaborate full courtship display. Unfortunately they then swam away and dived out of view.




All these shots are cropped. (ISO200; f11; 1/400 @ 300mm and handheld using the 70-300 lens).

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

22 comments:

  1. HI Frank Well at least you got some great shots but it would have been lovely for you to see them displaying.

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    1. Ana. Thanks very much. It was fun to watch in pleasant sunshine.

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  3. Great to see them starting their display of love.

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  4. ahahah))) almost ITgirls of bird-world ))) those hair-dos)))) great

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  5. Great shots of a super looking bird! Would love to see one in person some day!!

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  6. Fabulous shots! They are beautiful. :)

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  7. It's a shame that you didn't get the full display Frank, but you did get some lovely shots of these cracking birds...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I think I got distracted by something else passing by!!

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  8. Lovely photos. I enjoy watching the Great Crested Grebes displaying at my local loch. Saw several pairs this year. Fascinating to watch. A beautiful bird.

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  9. Wow! Those are amazing! I love their "ruffs"!

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  10. Good morning Frank, great shots of these extraordinary grebes. I also love your header shot of that sweet little bird.

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  11. Wow ! They are gorgeous !!!
    Great photos !!

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  12. How exciting! Great shots of the Great Crested Grebes. Happy Critter Day!

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  13. These are such elegant birds. Beautiful captures Frank and I really like the reflections too.

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  14. I tried to take shots like these the other day but the birds was not close enough and I had backlight. :( Love your. :)

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  15. Gorgeous photos of these beautiful birds. I love watching them.

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  16. Thanks for all your lovely comments. I still have a few more images of this species if you're not bored!

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  17. Great shots. I would also be just happy to see these, since I haven't seen one before. Hopefully in the near future.

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  18. Hi here too, Frank!
    You got some beautiful photos of the grebe here.
    They are quite fun to look at when they play like this!
    Thanks for your comment! /Pia

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  19. Awesome shots of the Grebes! I would love to see this bird in person.. I am catching up after being away, thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Have a happy day!

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