Western Grebe about to submerge

Western Grebe about to submergeWestern Grebe about to submerge – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I often try to capture the eye of a bird diving into the water at the moment just before the eye submerges below the surface. I was able to succeed with this Western Grebe.

It might seem simple enough to capture that precise moment but it really isn’t. I can’t tell you how many times I have failed. I do get lots of practice with Pied-billed, Western and Clark’s Grebes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Farmington Bay WMA in northern Utah.  This image of a Western Grebe about to submerge was taken at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The light wasn’t the best but I can try again.

Life is good.


* I don’t know where I will be when this post is published but I bet I am having a great time! Feel free to share this post.


  1. Montanagirl May 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Nice shot! Some of the best Grebe photos I’ve ever taken were at Bear River Refuge. (Still not as good as yours though.lol).

  2. Elephant's Child May 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Going, going, gone…
    Wonderful capture – and I hope you are having an amazing time.

  3. Mary McAvoy May 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm


  4. Patty Chadwick May 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

    How long will you be gone?

  5. Jane Chesebrough May 30, 2014 at 8:35 am


  6. Bob Bushell May 30, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Well, you tried, and you have won, fantastic photo.

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