Trying For Lift Off | Pied-billed Grebe | New York
Pied-billed Grebes are small duck like birds.
They are often found swimming around on ponds or lakes.
For me the Pied-billed Grebe is a difficult bird to photograph a lot of the time.
I don’t use really long telephoto lenses and the Pied-billed Grebe is small and often stays at a distance.
But they are a fun and challenging bird to photograph and it creates a good way to work on my craft.
Looking to find those moments that work.
Always be ready. the Pied-billed Grebe is always in motion.
Swimming, diving, then popping back up in a random place in the water. That random place might be right next to you. So be ready to capture that shot.
It was cool to have the opportunity to capture this image of a Pied-billed Grebe taking off from the pond at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/5000 sec. f/5.6.