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    Default Did you say 'Raptor'?

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    Common Name-Great Crested Grebes
    Scientific Name- Podiceps cristatus
    Date-12 Feb 2017

    Location- Herdsman Lake

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    Brand/Model-Canon 5div
    Lens-Canon 500ii and 1.4iii

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    ISO-640
    F-Stop-f9
    Shutter Speed-1/2000
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique- Tripod and Wimberley

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    Post Production- DPP for Raw and LR for crop vibrance 10, saturation 10 and sharpen.

    Notes : An evil Osprey was circling and the grebes were on red alert.

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    Better and better Athena, beautiful image.

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    Great quote and superb image Athena.

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    Another absolute ripper, Athena!

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    Absolutely superb image Athena. Wonderful pose and expression captured.

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    Lovely image Athena - well done.

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    Stunning Athena, love the alert pose of the parent .

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    Lovely alert poses Athena, waiting for the captain to call "dive".

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    Great shot Athena and a great title!

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    Fantastic capture Athena with wonderful poses in sync on both parent and youngster. Did you experiment with the position of the birds in the frame? I am just wondering how it would look with the birds a little further to the left? beautiful, Wilson

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    What a seriously good looking bird! It's amazing how birds are so quick to spot raptors. Some people would have missed this attention. You are clearly on board with the birds concerns and it makes a good shot even better. Great photography skills.
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    What a stunner, Athena! I love it as presented but am also curious about a crop as Wilson suggested.
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    Something has certainly caught their attention Athena......beautiful capture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson Lennard View Post
    Fantastic capture Athena with wonderful poses in sync on both parent and youngster. Did you experiment with the position of the birds in the frame? I am just wondering how it would look with the birds a little further to the left? beautiful, Wilson
    Hi Wilson and Patrick. Yes I did experiment and was not sure myself. I quite like it with a central position as suggested. In the end there was no real reason I chose this crop over the other. Thanks for your interest and comments. Appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Gunning View Post
    What a seriously good looking bird! It's amazing how birds are so quick to spot raptors. Some people would have missed this attention. You are clearly on board with the birds concerns and it makes a good shot even better. Great photography skills.
    Thanks John. It really pays to look up and around when a bird does!! I got some great Oprey shots as well after I noticed the Grebes behaviour. Luckily the Osprey was a young one and not up to a real hunt! Interestingly the Grebes did not settle and relax after the raptor was gone. They maintained their vigilance until it was too dark for me to be out there with the mozzies. So I left them scanning the airwaves.
    Athena

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    Sensational image

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