After seeing these Podicep Cristatus or affectionately called the Fuut in Dutch for the first time I decided to paint them. And someone who found them beautiful decided to buy this painting from me not long ago.
This Great Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver. They moved fast(Sounds like a TV commercial here). Any of my attempts of photographing them proved to be difficult.
I especially admire their elaborating mating display. They breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes. Living on a lake I would be able to see them often performing the "penguin dance" to impress each other in the mating / courting process. I think they are monogamus too as they usually swim in pairs. How romantic.
I was so happy someone find them beautiful. They look so regal and elegant. I like them so much I even wrote and illustrate a book about them.
Today I got an email from someone who is interested in buying my other paintings. Not a Fuut painting but I am happy nevertheless, happy enough that my toes curls. I can't keep this to myself so I suppose I have to blog about it. I hope no one's jaws are dislocated by now because they have to yawn so much from this boring "short" story.