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A full frame capture of a wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), in confrontational pose, guarding his territory. Taken last March near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload - always very much appreciated 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 - 12:36 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 22.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Guarding His Patch
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:1 Jun 2013 - 10:11 AM
Tags:Aviemore, Capercaillie, Confrontational, Game bird, Guarding, Male, Patch, Pose, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:49

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
1 Jun 2013 - 10:19 AM

What a great moment you got !
Chen

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 10:20 AM

Superb capture, love itGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 10:25 AM

Excellent!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 10:41 AM

A bird few us will have seen, Sylvia, and captured of course with your customary excellence.
Ronnie.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 10:54 AM

A great Pose and super action Sylvia..John

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 - 12:01 PM

Beautiful shot! Grin
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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 12:31 PM

Nice to see more images from your Aviemore trip Sylvia.... and this is a cracker.

Trev

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 1:53 PM

An excellent capture Sylvia. Great pose.......Sandy

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 3:30 PM

Excellent photograph Sylvia, such a beautiful bird
David

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4609 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 5:35 PM

Great shot !!!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 5:36 PM

Another top drawer shot of the Scottish turkeyWink

Adrian

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
1 Jun 2013 - 7:42 PM

Glad to make this 30 Sylvia, and those days in the Cairngorms produced some wonderful shots! Ann.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 8:00 PM

So envious Sylvia, fab shot love the detail

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 9:56 PM

Amazing shot Sylvia and the eye really is watching you
you really excel at these
Lillian

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 10:19 AM

Another first class image of this stunning bird, beautifully timed, super detail and DOF.
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 1:56 PM

An outstanding image of this gamebird proudly defending his territory

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rogerdoger
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14 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Another great shot of this wonderful bird. Green with envy ! Maybe next year .
Regards Roger

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 - 7:35 AM

stunning capture

trev

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