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Full frame capture of a wild Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) in confrontational pose. Taken in the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands, last year.

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload, with special thanks to Bob (bobpaige 1) for his User Award - really 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 - 12:45 PM
Focal Length:700mm
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:Back off - NOW!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 May 2014 - 8:43 AM
Tags:Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Full frame, Gamebird, Scottish highlands, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
Voters:jennialexander · ABPhotosUK · Richsr · TimMunsey · ali63 · M_squared · Alan_Baseley · Maiwand · bobpaige1 · JohnoP · ColleenA · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Bzox · fazzer · stuart1963 · PhilT2 · chr1sm45on · alansnap · Sheddy · stub197 · tarkalove · Greyheron · Daisymaye · Len1950 · Niknut · Stace · RobertTurley · Terry L · cabbie · oldgreyheron · MalcolmM · oll1e · tomcat · bricurtis · cdm36 · ValSaxby · Rev2 · SteveMackay · sparrowhawk · Louise_Morris · john_starkey · richmowil · georgiepoolie · Glostopcat · MD2009 · franken · Rapido57 · Droid · Dave_Henderson · nobby1 · Paintman · chris-p · helenlinda · eviemay · CharlieW7 · MandyD · tonyng · lawbert · AnnChown · CarolAnnLauderdale · SlowSong · Buffalo_Tom · dawnmichelle · viscostatic · MossyOak · Pete · annettep38 · dormay · brownsilent ·
Views:286
Unique Views:158

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 8:50 AM

Like the good details and colours - well timed too
Regards Richard

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3637 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 8:57 AM

Super image,

Ali

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2014 - 9:03 AM

Beautifully composed. Great image.

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JohnoP
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14 May 2014 - 9:18 AM

Just superb work Sylvia! I have used my award today...but hope this gets many! Smile John

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 9:18 AM

A stunning capture.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5117 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 9:41 AM

Brilliant detail and composition

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alansnap
alansnap Plus Member 11533 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 11:26 AM

A fine shot. I've heard many a tale of being chased and attacked by these birds. I think you got close enoughGrin
Alan

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stub197
stub197  3
14 May 2014 - 12:58 PM

Superb shot love it !! SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 1:04 PM

Wonderful detail throughout Sylvia, what a character this guy is, so full of attitude …

Mike

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bobpaige1
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14 May 2014 - 3:03 PM

Great image ,he don't look happy.

Bob.

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 7:11 PM

Magnificent Sylvia... and maybe I have the privilege of #30 too!

Mike

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oll1e
oll1e Plus Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 7:57 PM

superb timing and a superb image of such a great birdWink

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91952 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2014 - 8:24 PM

Quality image Sylvia - what an imposing posture.
Brian.

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SteveMackay
15 May 2014 - 1:07 AM

Superb!!!!!Smile

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sparrowhawk
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15 May 2014 - 9:16 AM

a stunner he means business me thinks

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7338 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

Thank you so much, Val, for the GEA and Adrian, Brian, Malcolm and Louise for your UAs - chuffed to bits and all very much appreciated Smile
Sylvia

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john_starkey
15 May 2014 - 11:25 AM

This is a really nice image,

john.

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Glostopcat
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15 May 2014 - 6:48 PM

A cracking shot of this handsome gamebird in an agressive pose, this is wildlife photography of the very highest calibre

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franken
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15 May 2014 - 9:29 PM

Superb!

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2014 - 10:04 PM

The message is clear WinkWink
Congratulations on its many awards SmileSmile
Helen

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tonyng
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17 May 2014 - 10:20 PM

WOW!

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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19 May 2014 - 11:13 AM

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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viscostatic
22 May 2014 - 3:35 PM

Superb nature photography Sylvia.

Phil.

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MossyOak
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23 May 2014 - 8:27 PM

Great Image of nature Sylvia with votes merited rather than ....................cc'd
Richard

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2014 - 4:05 PM

fantastic shot, a true highland's highlight to be prod of!

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brownsilent
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1 Jun 2014 - 5:21 PM

Gorgeous. A rare bird (at least here) - well captured, in a very beautiful pose.
Johanna

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