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Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 45006)
Photographed byJason Moore on Mon 7th Dec, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 27th Feb, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1200
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ID45006
CommentThis image made my shortlist for this competition for 2 reasons. Firstly, I was attracted to the rich, earthy colours of the adult bird which I feel are really enhanced by the dark background. I do not think the photo would have the same impact if the background was light in colour. Secondly, there's the chicks behaviour. They had just spotted dad approaching with their next meal, and they were unable to contain their excitement. In the very next frame in the sequence that I took, the babies were scrambling to leap off their mother's back in order to reach dad first.
EquipmentSony Alpha A9 with Sony 600mm f4. 1/800 sec, f4 @ iso 3200
LocationHerdsman Lake, Western Australia
Keywordsjuvenile, adult, behaviour/display
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