Great Crested Grebe Drying

Patience pays off in bird photography. I had been sitting at the bottom of the boat in full ghillie for an hour or so that morning, when a grebe surfaced just a few meters from the boat.

Grebe shaking off water and drying

Grebe shaking off water and drying

The bird’s colors accentuated by the golden morning light play very well against the sky’s reflection in the windblown water.

5DS R with the 500mm f/4L II and the 1.4x converter. Slight crop.

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