I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Rarely do Pied-billed Grebes fly.

They frequently dive slowly, to a depth of no more than 20 feet, especially when threatened.

After diving for around 30 seconds, they might travel to a more isolated part of the water where only the head is visible to see the threat disappear.

Pied-billed Grebe and Reflection

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) and Reflection

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (10:10 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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