Welcome to day 99 of 365 photos…I was excited to get these photos of Horned Grebes. I have never seen them before so even though they didn’t want to come closer for a better photo op, it was great to see them. I took these yesterday on Cedar Island where there are large ditches on each side of the road. They were swimming along in the ditch.
We had gone for a ride “Downeast” hoping to see some different ducks. Since I didn’t see any the entire way to the ferry terminal at the end of the island, I decided to change my lens to the 18-300mm so I could at least get some scenery photos. Wouldn’t you know, we hadn’t gone five miles when I spotted these ducks. Photos are not as clear as I would have liked but they would have been gone if I had changed the lens. Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 300mm – Aperture: f/5.6 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 400From wikipedia,org: “The Horned Grebe is a small grebe at 31–38 cm (12–15 in) long with a 46–55 cm (18–22 in) wingspan. Unmistakable in summer, the plumage of both male and female includes a black head with brown puffy earlike tufts along the sides of its face. It shows a deep red neck, scarlet eyes, and a small, straight black bill tipped with white. It rides high in the water.”
I didn’t take any photos today. It rained all last night and today. The windows were covered with rain drops so I couldn’t even take photos of the birds out of the windows. These grebes were much nicer for you to look at than any thing that I would have taken in the house.
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