Golden Reflections and a Pied-billed Grebe

Golden ReflectionsGolden Reflections – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1.1250, ISO 500, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

There are times that the setting is as important in an image as the subject in bird photography and here the golden reflections with just a hint of blue compliment the golden tones on the Pied-billed Grebe’s plumage.  This was taken this morning when the light still had a golden glow to it which added to the overall warm feeling of this frame.

I love Pied-billed Grebes because although they are small they are feisty and fun to watch. They will hang around until the water freezes and then they will head south and hopefully before they do I will have a chance to photograph them in falling snow, I have waited for those images a long time.

Life is good. Life can be golden.



  1. Jolanta November 27, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Lovely bird and water looks like liquid gold! Awesome photo 🙂

  2. Elephant's Child November 27, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Early morning light is SUCH a treat. And the Grebe added its own charm. Thank you Mia.

  3. Patricia McGoldrick November 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  4. CJ Oakley November 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful image Mia… colours and movement are fabulous… and well the grebe 🙂 Love the reflection of the grebe in the water too!

  5. SkyHawker4 November 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Another awesome pic! Magnificent color!
    Happy Thanksgiving All

  6. Lois Bryan November 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    So lovely!!! Have a wonderful thanksgiving, Mia!!

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