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Very lucky to get a shot of this shy bird on the isle of uist
On our last day you hear them but not see them
Thank you for your comments and votes on the black grouse

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:600.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2012 - 10:11 AM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Corncrake
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:14 May 2012 - 8:53 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 9:01 AM

Such detail ....

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 9:06 AM

Excellent shot, Mike, superb detail and well timed too to catch it stretching it's neck.
Ronnie.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84253 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 9:27 AM

A brilliant capture - I've only ever heard/seen them on television!

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debu
debu  4 India
14 May 2012 - 9:34 AM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
14 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

What a shot Mike, brilliant. How lucky are you to actually see this bird. Moira

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

Wow Mike..very awesome shot
perfectly timed and so detailed
Lillian

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 11:05 AM

Great capture, well spotted. Never seen one myself.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

A really stunning shot, crammed packed full of all the right ingredients, superb.

Regards Nathan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

excellent detail and perfect timing, a great shot in every aspect.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 1:11 PM

Excellent timing, what a pose, and lovely detail, Mike.

Dave

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gingerdelight
14 May 2012 - 1:23 PM

An amazing capture!
Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 2:22 PM

Superb detailed capture and great light too. Awesome.............Sandy

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:01 PM

love the comp mike fantastic detail a stunning! capture top shot Wink
andy

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 3:27 PM

Great capture.

Gerry

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for this Mike. First one I have seen. Cracking good shot.
Ron

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:24 PM

Cracking detail.
Diane

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 4:30 PM

Terrific shot !!!....superb quality !!

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 5:21 PM

What a fantastic capture, your sooo lucky to get this wonderful shot Mike.
Brian

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Rev2
Rev2  4212 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 5:49 PM

A cracking shot of a very difficult bird. I was on Iona this time last year, heard plenty but not a peep!

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PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 - 7:21 PM

A excellent shot well taken there, never seen one myself.
Paul

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 8:10 PM

Thank you for your kind comments
mike

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Alan_Coles
15 May 2012 - 8:18 AM

Superb.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:44 AM

Another gorgeous image.. well done Mike.

Trev

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
15 May 2012 - 5:40 PM

Timing could not be better! John

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

A cracking shot of this shy, elusive and rare bird, you must be happy as larry with this one

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