Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Great Crested Grebe.


For Wild Bird Wednesday I'm sharing a few images of Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) taken during a recent holiday at Lake Garda, Italy. 

This is our largest Grebe in the UK and whilst most bird guides say it is not shy I usually find that as soon as I get within range with the lens they always drift away! On Lake Garda this was not always the case and as several pairs were regularly spied drifting around the small harbour the opportunity to get some closer shots was very much welcomed.



All images shot 'handheld' with 450D and 70-300 lens.   FAB.

21 comments:

  1. I love grebes! They are so cute and sweet looking. Have not seen the crested ones before. Lovely images of this beautiful duck!

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  2. just handsome and daring birds!

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  3. I am green with envy here!!! Terrific photo shares!!

    [ps...look out for boilin' ball weather...it's coming soon]

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  4. You are right Frank. I always find.Great Crested Grebes very shy in the UK. You didn't waste that Italian opportunity and took some smashing shots.

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  5. Beautiful captures!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  6. Very handsome birds. One of my favorite birds.

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  7. A truly striking grebe, so beautifully captured! My what gorgeous plumage this bird has. Terrific photographs, Frank!

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  8. Very handsome birds Frank, and that last shot with swirling green water and reflection is superb!

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  9. They are gorgeous, great capture of your Grebe!

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  10. What a beautiful bird! Your photos are just AWESOME!!!

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  11. Great shots of a beautiful and unusual bird!

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  12. Such a stunning bird!
    Lovely photos!

    Eva Jorunn Norway

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  13. Hi Frank these are beautiful birds to watch and these are great shots of them.

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  14. they can be tricky for sure. But I think they can grow costumed to people. So, in some places they can allow closer approach. :)

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  15. He's a lovely bird. Great photos.

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  16. Great shots of a bird with a permanent bad hair day.

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  17. What a beauty! and you got great shots too! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Karen is a very nice person!

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  18. Great Crested Grebes have become one of my favourite birds to photograph this year, they are such stunning birds yet easy for everyone to overlook as they are so common.

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  19. Lovely photos. We have Great Crested Grebes breeding on a loch near me and I watched several pairs doing their courtship dance earlier this year. Beautiful birds aren't they.

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  20. They're so cute and I'm glad they posed closer for you.

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