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My sweetie and I have been going to the same places to take pictures of the wildlife for several years now, Not once during that time did we see the birds we have this year. Specifically, the males of certain types of birds. This lovely fellow is Eared Grebe in breeding plumage. A first for us. He and his mate were bobbing up and down on dives, so we had to be quick. :o)

Taken with a Nikon Coolpix P510 at Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Huntington Beach, CA, USA.

F-stop: 5.9
Exposure time: 1/500 sec.
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 180 mm
Max Aperture 3.2

deviant art: bpclarke

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The Birds Apr 2013

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animals, wildlife, ducks, grebes, ca, dreams, illusions, fantasy

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  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 1 year ago

    Wow, that one has a really great hair-do and lovely red eyes. Fantastic bird!

  • He was so pretty. We were tickled pink. Thank you James. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 1 year ago

    Love the colours on this cutie. :)

  • I did too. Thank you sweetie. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture of a unique duck! Amazing eyes!

  • They are very unique. These little guys are actually quite common here, I just hadn’t seen one in breeding plumage before. They are so tiny too. Thank you Angie. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    What a gorgeous duck! Amazing colors and the eye is awesome! New for me, fabulous capture Bunny!

  • They are such fun little guys to watch. They stay under for quite a while, but you can watch them swim all around chasing the fish. :o) Thank you Tina.

    – Bunny Clarke

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Fabulous image,…I have never seen one of these birds in the lakes around here,.

  • Thank you John. They are fun to watch. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 1 year ago

    How about his eye!! Cool shot!

  • Isn’t that eye wild? So bright. Thank you Marion. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    This is a very unusal Bird Bunny love his hair cut, a great capture

  • He got it punked just in time for us to see him. Thank you Malcolm. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    He certainly is a splendid looking fellow!!!! A really terrific capture!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill. He was a beauty. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago


    10 April 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

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