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Another of the capercaillie.

Not sure how this looks because the bird was walking slightly downhill. I did look to rotate the canvas so the trees looked more upright, but that actually made it look worse. So leave it how it was shot Grin

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Mar 2009 - 3:25 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Title:Territorial
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:28 Jan 2011 - 5:36 PM
Tags:Capercaillie, Pine forest, Snow, Tetrao urogallus, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:34
Voters:Coleslaw · WindowonWildlife · IMAGESTAR · LeeFisher · Lilac · barbarahirst · rontear · carmenfuchs · Brian_Scott · John_Wannop · bluetitblue · mikesmith · Rapido57 · EMJAYCEE · achieverswales · jennialexander · Gezina · pudd64 · SteveMoulding · Silverzone · justin c · hasslebladuk · Gray_ina · clicknimagine · Steve_S · Pete · Alan_Baseley · Glostopcat · James_C · joolsb · DRicherby · Mynett · Redbull · CathyI ·
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LeeFisher
LeeFisher Plus Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 5:52 PM

A cracker Smile
Lee

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 5:59 PM

oh ! What a fun shot

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 6:04 PM

Large is cracking !!!! Cheryl. Ron.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 6:58 PM

**** of the north eh. Like it.
Joan.

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achieverswales
achieverswales Plus Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 7:10 PM

Beautiful image Cheryl!

Regards

Trev.

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Gezina
Gezina Plus Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 7:56 PM

As the bird is so prominent in the shot the slight slope went unnoticed untill I read your narritive - doesn't detract from a super image IMO - Ina

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 10:32 PM

Superb as always Cheryl, another outstanding wildlife image.
Steve.

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 11:59 PM

Excellent shot
mike

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2011 - 10:19 AM

Thanks all.

The countdown to squirrel season is beginning...

27 days!

Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina Plus Member 6Gray_ina vcard
29 Jan 2011 - 10:47 AM

Hi Cheryl, great capture,gray.

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2011 - 8:30 PM

Another superbly detailed capercaillie Cheryl and great pose
Steve

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James_C
James_C Plus Member 536 forum postsJames_C vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:38 PM

What a smashing shot. Love it Cheryl.

James

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joolsb
joolsb Plus Member 1027115 forum postsjoolsb vcard Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 3:40 PM

Ooooh, I do like this. Definitely not a 'bird on a stick'.


Quote: The countdown to squirrel season is beginning...

Still time for me to acquire a shotgun, then? Wink

Oh, and have an RC. This seems to have been hanging around at 29 for a while. How irritating. Wink

Last Modified By joolsb at 6 Feb 2011 - 3:42 PM

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DRicherby
DRicherby Plus Member 6269 forum postsDRicherby vcard United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 8:56 PM

Looks fine to me in terms of lean -- trees are often at all kinds of angles and the ground even more so. Smile

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