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A wild male Black Grouse during the lekking season, taken in the rain at dawn, near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands. This image shows the distinctive lyre-shaped tail display plumage, giving this rare gamebird its Latin name of Lyrurus tetrix.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Apr 2013 - 6:16 AM
Focal Length:500mm taken19.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:In Fine Feather
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:19 Apr 2013 - 12:05 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Black grouse, Displaying, Gamebird, Lekking, Lyrurus tetrix, Male, Scottish highlands, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:38

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 12:24 PM

Well taken shot,good colour,dof spot on.Did you get any with the bird coming into shot?

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 12:38 PM

First class! Beautifully exposed. Gorgeous colours.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

Another stunning capture...really pretty

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12276 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

Classic - the rain adds a magical touch to your well constructed composition - wonderful colours throughout...

Mike

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christinecilia
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19 Apr 2013 - 3:14 PM

great shot nice and sharp. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 3:21 PM

Stunning shot,
kev.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 4:59 PM

Shows him off well and his finery and there is some beautiful background colour to compliment him.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 6:14 PM

What show off, a beautiful bird and captured so very well, glorious colours, you certainly made the very best
of the weather conditions Sylvia.
David

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 7:58 PM

A fine shot of this male shaking a tail feather, he's certainly putting on a show for the camera!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 8:52 PM

even better than yesterdays
and did not think possible, superbly captured
Lillian

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mauriceegan
19 Apr 2013 - 10:01 PM

Excellent image Sylvia
Maurice

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 2:30 PM

Very fine capture Sylvia. Raindrops help the image.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2013 - 3:08 PM

Excellent image and signs of another great trip Sylvia
Richard

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rogerdoger
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22 Apr 2013 - 12:55 AM

Nice shot Sylvia, especially considering the elements were against you. Well done.
Roger

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