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Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

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A near full frame capture of a wild male (Western) Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland, last March. I felt so privileged to see this magnificent bird in the wild, sadly nearing extinction and on the RSPB Endangered Species Red List.

Many thanks for your great response to my last upload, with special thanks to Isabel (Chinga) and Mike (Greyheron) for their User Awards - re Smileally appreciated and highly valued

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 - 12:33 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:11 Feb 2014 - 5:03 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Endangered, RSPB red list, Scottish highlands, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 673 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:07 PM

One I would love to capture
David

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:13 PM

Magnificent ....what a beautiful bird, great photography...

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 961 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:20 PM

Great image, beautiful bird. Until fairly recently, they could be seen a few miles away in the local glen, - sadly no more.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
11 Feb 2014 - 5:32 PM

Excellent!!!!!!!!
JNC

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AlexAppleby
11 Feb 2014 - 5:37 PM

Stunning image - WOW!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:27 PM

beautiful capture with that low point of view!

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Kruger01
Kruger01 e2 Member 6Kruger01 vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 7:27 PM

Stunning capture

Bill

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 7:29 PM

Wow!
Brilliant sharp shot

MyaGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:54 PM

A cracking shot of this handsome gamebird putting on a show to attract the females.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:01 PM

A spectacular showing of those feathers SmileSmileSmile

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:55 PM

Almost as rare as a haggis! WinkGrin

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
11 Feb 2014 - 9:36 PM

Stunning! Lucky you! John Grin

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 7:57 PM

Great wildlife photography.

Phil.

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