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Another near full frame capture (a little cropped from the LHS) of a wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), doing his best to attract the ladies. Taken last March near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

Many thanks for your generous support of yesterday's upload, with special thanks to Alex (AlexAppleby) and Jeff(cats_123) for their User Awards Really appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 12:35 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Come Hither, Ladies !
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:12 Feb 2014 - 5:23 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Displaying, Male, Scottish highlands, Tetrao urogallus, Western, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:25 PM

What an amazing image. Love it. Great photography

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MariaElaine
12 Feb 2014 - 5:29 PM

Beautiful sharp shot.

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
12 Feb 2014 - 5:30 PM

excellent shot

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11580 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:35 PM

Fine work Silvia, love the way he stands out against the muted background.

Terry

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Mike_Young
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12 Feb 2014 - 5:41 PM

Stunning shot, with brilliant detail

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:42 PM

A fabulous shot, very well done.

Alan.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84356 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:46 PM

Beautiful plumage - I hadn't realised they were so green/iridescent!

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2014 - 6:06 PM

Brilliant shot

MyaGrin

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 690 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 6:24 PM

''Very envious''

cracking capture

David

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tonyguitar
12 Feb 2014 - 6:29 PM

Doing his utmost strut...eh? Excellent!! TG

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 6:39 PM

Brilliant image,

Ali

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 7:45 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin !!.....terrific shot !......superb quality too !

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 7:56 PM

A brilliant image of this magnificent bird Sylvia.

Phil.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 8:23 PM

I'm sure the ladies were very happy - once they got out of bed… Wink

Beautiful work Sylvia…

Mike

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franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 9:47 PM

Superb capture!

Ken

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 10:02 PM

Brilliant shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104248 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 10:33 PM

Another cracker Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 11:31 PM

What a poser! Brilliantly captured Sylvia

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 7:33 AM

Wow, that is fantastic timing! Well done! The colours are stunning. Think I am going to look for the hi-res version. Blush.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 4:14 PM

Is that fantastic bird again Sylvia.!!! You have presented every one of these brilliantly and I have never seen better. SuperbGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 9:32 PM

What a wonderful display - top shot Sylvia.
Brian.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2014 - 10:24 PM

Stunning photography and timing Sylvia
Lillian

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