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A near full frame capture (just a little cropped from the RHS) of a wild Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) half hidden in the heather. Taken near Aviemore, in The Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Red Squirrels image with a special thank you to Steve(SteveMoulding) and to Adrian(tomcat) for their User Awards - all very much appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 12:41 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 22.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:I've got my eye on you .....
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 1:18 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Eye, Heather, Male, Scottish highlands, Seeing, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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Views:184
Unique Views:82

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:26 PM

Another excellent shot of this elusive bird, Sylvia, with the selective focussing from the wide aperture working a treat.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:31 PM

Wonderful capture of this rather rare and elusive bird Sylvia. Fabulous shot.
Ron

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton Plus Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:50 PM

Another lovely shot Sylvia. Super detail and DOF as always.

Phil.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England212 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:00 PM

Good timing and details - colours here Sylvia
regards Richard

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johnke
johnke Plus Member 297 forum postsjohnke vcard South Africa11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:10 PM

Great exposure and rich color Sylvia, just fantastic......John

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121089 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:13 PM

looks like your Scottish trip was a good'n Wink

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Hoffy
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2 Apr 2013 - 2:46 PM

Brilliant shot. P:]

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christinecilia
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:34 PM

great shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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johnjo58
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:45 PM

Another stunner Sylvia,

David

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Bzox
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:49 PM

Beautiful image!

Zoran

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 4:04 PM

Great image. Excellent DoF.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 4:31 PM

You really nailed this. - gary

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Goodley
Goodley Plus Member 5Goodley vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 5:46 PM

very good sylvia,
kev.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy Plus Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:16 PM

Superb, Sylvia.
Colin

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tomcat
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:44 PM

Just keep 'em coming Sylvia


Adrian

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife Plus Member 694 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:45 PM

lovely capture
David

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:19 PM

I like the hebridean galley-like shape to the bird, adrift in the heather. It creates a more graphic comp, one of your trademarks really and usually heralds your most awarded images. This one draws attention to the head and the tail obviously but allows the viewer to really appreciate them especially with the uniform surroundings. Outstanding! Smile

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Brian65
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:42 PM

Fantastic again Sylvia.
Brian

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jennialexander
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:21 PM

Another stunning image Sylvia.
Jenni

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Louise_Morris
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:36 PM

Simply stunning Sylvia. Lou

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2220 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:53 PM

Wow... another stunner, well captured...love the pose

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91935 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:54 PM

Superb Sylvia - it's been an excellent set of images of this bird. It was born to pose !!!!Smile
Brian.

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Lillian
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:57 PM

What a shot Sylvia
perfect
Lillian

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rogerdoger
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:05 PM

Great Shot again
Roger

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:19 PM

Nature photography at it's best, a very fine capture Sylvia.
David

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dave1967
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2 Apr 2013 - 10:00 PM

Quality shot
Dave

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8137 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 9:00 PM

A lovely reminder of your wonderful Capercaillie series of images Sylvia.

Trev

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OAKEY
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3 Apr 2013 - 9:14 PM

Amazing capture Sylvia.
Shaun

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3 Apr 2013 - 9:41 PM

What a wonderful pose from this proud gamebird, he's putting on quite a display for you

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