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Another Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

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Another capture of the wild Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken on my trip to the Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands in March.

Many thanks for your support of yesterdays Female Adder upload, with a special thank you to Gary (Gary_D) for his User Award - very much appreciated and highly valued 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 - 12:34 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 26.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Another Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 May 2013 - 3:45 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Gamebird, Heather, Male, Moors, Posing, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:50

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 3:54 PM

He's a beauty,

Ali

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 4:07 PM

A stunning capture, love the poseGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 4:22 PM

He is posing well for you, another great image. - gary

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mauriceegan
mauriceegan e2 Member 2mauriceegan vcard Ireland
13 May 2013 - 4:28 PM

Excellent image
Maurice

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 May 2013 - 4:33 PM

Stunning. Great PoV. Well captured.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 4:46 PM

Top notch image.

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

Another great angle and semi-abstract comp. Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 5:52 PM

A fantastic image of this proud bird striking a pose for you, I think he's enjoying the attention you are paying him!Wink

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:07 PM

Delightful image Sylvia...

Mike

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:16 PM

Another fine shot to take Its place in this most brilliant series Sylvia. Brilliant.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:29 PM

A superb image Sylvia - these birds fascinate me - they always appear to be looking at the camera. SmileGreat stuff.
Brian.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
13 May 2013 - 6:35 PM

fantastic photo lovely sharp detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:38 PM

Another belter from your Scotland tripTongue

Adrian

PS When do the Flycatchers nest?

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MossyOak
MossyOak e2 Member 2MossyOak vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 7:02 PM

Excellent low pov and detail Sylvia
Richard

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pollisher
pollisher e2 Member 2pollisher vcard Scotland
13 May 2013 - 8:05 PM

An excellent image Smile

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 8:12 PM

Beautifully done Sylvia.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 8:53 PM

Very impressed Sylvia
a shot of envy from me!
I spent 16 hrs in a hide overnight
and saw nothing!!
except goose bumps!
perfection again from you
Lillian

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 9:41 PM

An interesting perspective on a great bird Sylvia,
David

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 1:48 PM

awesome shot, I am fully of envy

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:43 PM

This is 1st class nature photography Sylvia.
David

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rogerdoger
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24 May 2013 - 7:00 PM

Another great shot. I never tire of seeing this bird.
Regards Roger

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