Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS  

Young Grebe Has its Fish by Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

July 2024 - Young Grebe Has its Fish

July 2024 - Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS


About the Image(s)

With apologies to Bruce who has seen a separate Grebe image from my session in April via the Bird Group 91 we are both in, but I like this image so I’d share it within this group.

There is a lake close to us in Hampshire, southern UK which attracts a variety of birds and this year a pair of Grebes had young for us to enjoy. It’s surprising how small in the frame birds can become, despite them appearing close by sight - a long lens is needed, or a significant crop.

I was using my Olympus OM-1 body which has excellent bird tracking auto focussing (to the eye) plus wildlife lens 150-400, with the internal 1.25 extension activated - but zoomed out a bit to 406 (so 812 FF) at 1/1,600, f5.6 and 2,500 ISO.

Developed in Lightroom (mostly locally on the birds), then sharpening and noise control through Topaz Photo Ai

1 comment posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Adrian, great interaction between mama Grebe and the young which already is enjoying mama's catch. We do not see this variety of Grebe in the USA. I saw it once in Island. Mama's reflection enhances the image. Good crop.   Posted: 07/09/2024 06:35:30


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