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Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

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A near full frame capture (just a little cropped from the RHS to preserve balance) of a wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), posing against a rocky outcrop in the Cairngorms National Park. Would have loved to get a glimpse of his feet, but this was the nearest I could achieve, as they were always hidden in the vegetation.

Grateful thanks to you all for your support of my Crested Tit upload, with a special thank you to Ron(Maiwand), Tom (tommyld), Mike(Mike_S), Ray(Ray42), Richard (MossyOak), Roger(rogerdoger) and Geoff(FeatherFriend) for their User Awards - all really appreciated and prized Smile

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 12:39 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 26.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:26 Mar 2013 - 6:05 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Highlands, Male, Scotland, Sylvia fresson, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59

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Bzox
Bzox e2 Member 1Bzox vcard Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

Great image.

Zoran

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

Superb Smile

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:12 PM

Another superb image from your trip Sylvia - beautiful colours and pose with a good sense of place in the landscape...nicely done indeed...they have feet...!!! Wink

Mike

Last Modified By Greyheron at 26 Mar 2013 - 6:14 PM

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johnjo58
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26 Mar 2013 - 6:16 PM

Such a stunning bird, very well captured Sylvia
David

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:17 PM

Yet another quite excellent shot of the Capercaillie, Sylvia, capturing immaculate detail and plumage colours, and at the same time with the chosen settings achieving effective selective focus.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 26 Mar 2013 - 6:18 PM

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:21 PM

Wonderful and excellent capture,very well done,
Saeid

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:22 PM

A great capture, and what a poser!!

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richmowil
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26 Mar 2013 - 6:32 PM

Absolutely Stunning!!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:01 PM

Beautifully captured Sylvia, everything in the correct place and your composition as usual is just superb, a stunning image...John

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TonyDy
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:02 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM

Never seen a better shot than this - pity I cant give another UA ought to well for awards

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:42 PM

These just get better and better Sylvia. This one is absolutely superb.GrinGrinSmileSmile I have given todays UA or you would have that too!!!
Ron

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PhilSingleton
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:45 PM

Super once again Sylvia.

Phil.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:54 PM

A very fine capture Sylvia, shows the character of this magnificent bird beautifully.
David

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dave1967
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26 Mar 2013 - 9:09 PM

Cracking shot
Dave

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Norfolkboy
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26 Mar 2013 - 10:30 PM

Another outstanding capture, Sylvia.
Colin

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tommyld
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27 Mar 2013 - 8:09 AM

Another superb capture Sylvia, lovely feather detail.
Tom.

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Glostopcat
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27 Mar 2013 - 7:18 PM

What a wonderful pose from this magnificent looking fellow, he's certainly putting on a show for the camera!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 8:13 PM

Another super image Sylvia - it stands out well from its surrounds - got its eye on you too.Wink
Brian.

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