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Old Mar 27, 2007, 5:30 PM   #1
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Hi All,

The 714mm reach of the Tam300/Tam1.4x/Pen1.7x is paying off on cloudy days. I Spotted this little guy at the local pond, and shot these from the car. These are from @ 30, 40, and 60 feet respectively, all handheld. These grebes, from experience, are very shy, and duck underwater when spooked, swimming as far as 30-40 feet underwater to escape photographers (and predators too, I suppose :-)). All are cropped to 5x7 and PP'd to my taste








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Old Mar 28, 2007, 2:57 AM   #2
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great shots..... I like #2 the most.

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Old Mar 28, 2007, 4:57 PM   #3
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Hi Rudo,

Thanks for looking!

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Old Mar 28, 2007, 5:24 PM   #4
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Nice shots, we have Grebe's around here, but they are much darker.

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Old Mar 29, 2007, 11:26 AM   #5
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Hi Tom,

The books say that they're common enough, but I see very few of these guys in my area -- just in the early spring. I've spent whole days trying to get some decent shots of one, and a really long lens seems to be the only answer. These are the best I've been able to do so far.

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Nice I like them all but I pick #2 as my favorite.

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very nice scott
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Having tried to capture the grebes at the Salton Sea, I know what you mean about trying to capture them on film (and there were quite a few of them where I was). Every time I'd get one in focus, he'd disappear underwater - very frustrating. They certainly are fun birds to watch, though.
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Hi Roger, Roy and Harriet,

Thanks for your comments!

Roger -- #2 was the first one I PP'd, so I too saw it as the best shot in the series.

Harriet -- Shooting from the car was the secret here, it's almost like shooting from a hide -- along with the reach of the lens combo. In the past, I've spent whole days chasing a grebe around the lake and haven't gotten anything close to these shots.

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