Autumn colors and a resting Clark’s Grebe

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Resting Clark's GrebeResting Clark’s Grebe – Nikon D810, f8, 1/100, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Autumn colors have begun to appear and they are delightful when reflected on the water with a nearly black and white subject like this resting Clark’s Grebe. Typically I would prefer an image like this more if the bill of the grebe were visible but I do like the relaxed pose and the clear view of the cherry-red eye.

It won’t be all that long before these Clark’s Grebes and their cousins the Western Grebes take flight and head to warmer climes for the winter but there are still a few weeks left for me to enjoy and photograph them.



  1. Jane Chesebrough October 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Nice shot, yes, the colours are wonderful, in reflections as well as in the objects themselves.

  2. Julie G. October 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    So very peaceful. The warm autumn colors are lovely. This photograph looks like a painting to me. Beautiful work, as always!

  3. Jolanta October 16, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Beautiful color of the water and lovely bird 🙂

  4. Stu October 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Like Liquid Gold.. wonderful contrast

  5. Humming Bird Lover October 16, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Hi! Love the photo! it is so beautiful and the colors are great! Keep up the wonderful photo’s! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Lois Bryan October 16, 2014 at 7:22 am

    A glowing beauty, Mia!!! And I love that you caught that ruby eye, just peeking out at us!!!!!

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