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Another full frame (uncropped) capture of the wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland, last week.

I was overwhelmed by the response to my last upload, “In all his glory”. Many thanks to you all, with a special thank you to Shane(Shane136) for the GEA and to Phillip(PhillipMinnis), Zoran(Bzox), Ronnie(RonnieAG), Phil(PhilSingleton), Geoff(FeatherFriend), Trev(Trev_B, Terry (Terry L), David(johnjo58), Mike (Greyheron), Dean(WindowonWildlife),Richard(MossyOak), Lee(LeeFisher), Brian(bricurtis), David(chalkhillblue), Adrian(tomcat), Ann (AnnChown), Graham(zoomsinclean), Jenni(jennialexander), David(Craggwildlife), Roger(rogerdoger) and last, but not least Ray (Ray42) for their User Awards. I am well and truly blown away 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 - 12:42 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 26.6m from subject, tripod
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:Capercaillie Calling
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 Mar 2013 - 9:03 AM
Tags:Bird, Cairngorms, Calling, Capercaillie, Grouse family, Male, Tetrao urogallus, Tetraonidae, Western, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 - 9:08 AM

Lovely image, beautifully presented.
Tom.

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Maiwand
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:14 AM

Everything about this series has to be just about perfect Sylvia.GrinGrinGrinGrin Its difficult to imagine how you could improve them; location, light, exposure, focus and composition are spot on.. Just brilliant..
Ron

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RonnieAG
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:15 AM

Don't ever recall seeing a shot getting so many awards, Sylvia, so top of the class you go for that shot: and here is another fine shot, timed to perfection to capture it calling.
Ronnie.

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M_squared
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:20 AM

Stunning image. Beautifully exposed. Well captured.

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Bzox
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:21 AM

One more great shoot.

Zoran SmileSmileSmile

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saeidNL
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:35 AM

What wonderful and excellent capture indeed,like the detail and colour here,very well done,
saeid

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Hermanus
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13 Mar 2013 - 10:30 AM

Another excellent capture !! Stunning photo !GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Shane136
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13 Mar 2013 - 10:34 AM

Another cracker, making my job hard this week for me!Grin

Shane

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FeatherFriend
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13 Mar 2013 - 11:10 AM

Another brilliant shot Sylvia, the detail is outstanding, comp and location makes it another winner for sure,
Geoff.

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oldgreyheron
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13 Mar 2013 - 11:34 AM

What a glorious image Sylvia.

Mike

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bricurtis
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13 Mar 2013 - 12:30 PM

They just keep getting better Sylvia !! - a fabulous image. Congrats.Smile
Brian.

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AnnChown
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13 Mar 2013 - 12:44 PM

Everyone a winner Sylvia! Many congratulations on such superb images - and the HC today!
Ann

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Greyheron
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13 Mar 2013 - 1:08 PM

Thant's one superb capture Sylvia, your time up there was well spent...

He does look a little hungry though... Wink

Mike

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2013 - 1:22 PM

Even BETTER than the previous Sylvia Smile for that its gets my UA again Wink

Ps...Congrats on that well deserved HC too Smile

Last Modified By WindowonWildlife at 13 Mar 2013 - 1:23 PM

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PhilSingleton
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13 Mar 2013 - 1:28 PM

Superb once again Sylvia - your time was obviously very well spent in Scotland - Great image Smile

Phil.

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Trev_B
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13 Mar 2013 - 2:18 PM

Another stunning image of this beautiful bird, very well done once again Sylvia.

Trev

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brian17302
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13 Mar 2013 - 2:19 PM

Super detailed capture Sylvia
Regards Brian

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chalkhillblue
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13 Mar 2013 - 3:14 PM

Such beautiful colour and detail, superbly captured Sylvia.
David

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rogerdoger
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13 Mar 2013 - 4:03 PM

Even better than the last one. I dont think I have ever seen a shot of a `caper` as good as this.
Regards Roger

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johnjo58
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13 Mar 2013 - 5:15 PM

Another belter Sylvia, really shows off the colouring of the bird; not black at all

David

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MossyOak
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13 Mar 2013 - 7:41 PM

As long as they are of such a high quality they will get my award every time. Superb definition and especially the timing of this one
Richard

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Louise_Morris
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13 Mar 2013 - 8:06 PM

Stunning Sylvia - for some reason I had missed the earlier shots but am going back now to look at them all! We were up that way in November but it was extremely grey & dricht! Nonetheless a most beautiful part of the world. Lou

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tomcat
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13 Mar 2013 - 8:09 PM

Owt else apart from Scottish turkeysWink


Adrian

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Norfolkboy
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13 Mar 2013 - 8:37 PM

Another fantastic capture, Sylvia.
Colin

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Lillian
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:05 PM

Superb Sylvia,
such a fantastic shot
Lillian

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dave1967
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13 Mar 2013 - 9:41 PM

Excellent quality shot
Dave

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Ray42
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:06 AM

Another excellent classic shot - wish I had another award to give

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john_slevin
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14 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM

Cracking Capercaillie - captured at the right moment and looks almost 3D on my screen

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Glostopcat
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15 Mar 2013 - 8:39 PM

A fantastic image of this gamebird in its natural habitat, the detail and clarity in the plumage is immaculate

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Steve_S
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17 Mar 2013 - 8:08 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia
Steve

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Ted447
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23 Mar 2013 - 3:12 PM

Superb images fantastic portfolio. TedGrinGrin

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