SD Surprise - Western Grebes

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During my recent trip I was surprised to see quite a large number of western grebes on this small lake. They were, of course, way out in the middle of the lake when I spotted them. I parked the car to observe them and just enjoy the morning. To my surprise they started coming toward me. The beanbag was already in place and I started shooting. At one point they were less than 30 feet from me. That evening I went back out and found them again. And, again, they started swimming toward me. To cap it off the water was nice and smooth. Here are my favorites.

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Some dandy shots there Aaron.
Thanks, Nick. I was really excited as I had never photographed these before. Most photographers go to Sand Lake which is east of where I was. I think there were at least 9 birds on the lake, which is a small lake.
 
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Very nice.
We do not have them in Florida, just Pied-billed grebes (much smaller species).
Thanks, Alex. The pied-bills are mostly what I see where I live as well. The babies are adorable.
Nice. 3 and 4 are my favorites
Thank you for your comments, Allan.
Patience and hours in the field pay off. Really a nice set. Nos 4, 5, and 7 are awesome. Well done.
Thank you, Dan. You are certainly right about time spent. These were like a dream come true. I still get giddy looking back at the photos. It was such a neat experience.
 

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