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Another wild male Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) in full voice, taken at first light in driving rain and gale force winds near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands last week.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Apr 2013 - 6:06 AM
Focal Length:500mm taken19.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:4000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Just singing in the rain .....
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Apr 2013 - 9:03 AM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Black grouse, Calling, Game bird, Lyrurus tetrix, Male, Rain, Scottish highlands, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48
Voters:alligatorpants · DOGSBODY · M_squared · Bzox · andylea · barbarahirst · Pete · ali63 · Nigeve1 · NaturesHaven · RonnieAG · boov · Derek_Fearn · johnjo58 · Stace · Maiwand · Shane136 · gary_d · johnke · Ayoob · Brian_Scott · CaroleS · mex · chalkhillblue · MalcolmM · mauriceegan · Niknut · cabbie · AnnJ · Goodley · Paintman · MossyOak · tomcat · KBan · raymondgargaro · Holmewood · ColleenA · callaby · helenlinda · chris-p · Glostopcat · Ray42 · Alan_Baseley · bricurtis · WindowonWildlife · Graham_P · Greyheron · PhillipMinnis ·
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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 9:12 AM

Another stunning image in the series.
Beautifully exposed. I love the light-levels and the rich tones.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 9:33 AM

Great shot,

Ali

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 9:38 AM

great capture.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 10:10 AM

An excellent shot, detail immaculate and exposure spot on, and I guess that needed your expertise operating to the full, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 10:19 AM

Excellent...

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johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 12:15 PM

Loveling the Grouse action SYlvia and this is a cracker blending the bird and environment beautifully

David

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 12:45 PM

Superb shot of the Grouse Sylvia. Well worth the howling wind and rain I should think.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 1:52 PM

You do go out in all weathers so deserve great images like this. - gary

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Ayoob
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22 Apr 2013 - 2:22 PM

Wonderful capture. .....Grin

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 2:57 PM

Beautifully captured Sylvia, great timing and use of DoF, lovely background colours.
David

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mauriceegan
22 Apr 2013 - 4:34 PM

Excellent image Sylvia with wonderful clarity and detail in the bird and especially so considering the difficult conditions you had to work with
Maurice

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
22 Apr 2013 - 5:39 PM

So pleased you had success with the grouse last week and wonder if you managed to see the dolphins as well? This is a superb image. Ann.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 6:15 PM

Excellent exposure and timing Sylvia
Richard
Many thanks for the award

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helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:59 PM

Well captured and I love the title SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
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22 Apr 2013 - 10:10 PM

A terrific image of this handsome gamebird taken in far from ideal weather conditions.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:21 AM

An excellent capture

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91940 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:43 PM

Super image Sylvia - beautiful plumage - great title - it actually does look like it's singing.Smile
Brian.

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