Horned Grebe Reflections by Martin Smart

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Canon 40D
1/2000sec f11 ISO 400
500mm F4L IS lens + 1.4x converter

2nd Place in the Birds Category – Family – Podicipediformes – Grebes Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

Featured in “I Love Birds” June 2011
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” June 2011
Featured in “Alphabet Soup” August 2011
Featured in “Pacific Northwest” May 2012
Featured in “Where on Earth is This?” May 2012
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” May 2012
Featured in “Pacific Northwest Photography” January 2013

A Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) in full breeding plumage with a small fish in its bill creates an interesting reflection in the water.

Photographed at Quadra Island, BC, Canada


grebe, water bird, sea bird, wildlife, british columbia, diver

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Martin Smart

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 3 years ago

    Well that is just cool!!!!
    Thank you for submitting this to Beautiful BC

  • Thank you very much Sheri!

    – Martin Smart

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Martin Smart

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldover 3 years ago

    very nice Martin, i’ve only seen one , once in our area

  • Thank you very much Linda, this is the first time I`ve managed to get a reasonable shot in full breeding plumage!

    – Martin Smart

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    6 June 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Thanks Kon.

    – Martin Smart

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Martin.

  • Thanks very much Mark, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 3 years ago


  • Many thanks for the feature Sally, very much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot,Martin :}

  • Thanks very much Tony, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • webbo
    webboover 3 years ago

    Agreat shot I got a shot of one in full summer plumage in the U.K. a rare bird for us

  • Thank you very much webbo!

    – Martin Smart

  • Rob Lavoie
    Rob Lavoieover 3 years ago

    Nice one Martin

  • Thanks very much Rob!

    – Martin Smart

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