A big year - birds 2018

Challenge #57 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2018. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Great Crested Grebe
by fgbd70
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this perch was a bit too big for the Grebe, a few minutes later he had to let it go....
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Submitted: Friday, 6th April, 2018 21:57 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 29th March, 2018
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 560
Notes: shot with angled viewfinder from tripod, the nikon 300 f/4 VR with TC17II
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