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A near full frame capture (just a little cropped from the LHS) of a wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)Taken near Aviemore, in The Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands. This handsome bird never stopped showing himself off.

Many thanks for your great support of my last upload with a special thank you to John(johnke) and Tom(tommyld) for the User Awards - all highly appreciated 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 - 12:41 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 26.7m from subject, tripod
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:Strike a Pose
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:12 Apr 2013 - 8:28 AM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Capercaillie, Gamebird, Male, Posing, Scottish highlands, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:36 AM

Another wonderful image Sylvia, the heather really sets the stage.

Trev

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

Such a range of colour in its plumage, super detail.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:43 AM

Like the details and good colours in this Sylvia, well timed too
Regards Richard

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 1PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:04 AM

Super image Sylvia - great composition and sharp in all the right places.

Phil.

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
12 Apr 2013 - 9:17 AM

A stunning image. Well done Smile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:44 AM

Well it certainly got him noticed SmileSmile
Helen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:03 AM

Its Stunning!! First Class!!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:11 AM

Top notch Sylvia!
Ann

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:13 AM

Superb image Sylvia, you have certainly captured this beautiful bird at his finest.
David

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:40 AM

Superb shot Sylvia. Great pose and some stunning plumage detail with perfect BG.
Ron

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:55 AM

A fantastic well exposed detailed image Sylvia, love the stance and the light...John

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:18 AM

Congratulations on the HC Sylvia. Another outstanding image of this very photogenic bird.
Brian.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM

Congratulations indeed Sylvia, you've certainly nailed this one girl, well done again Smile

Ade

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 1:30 PM

Super Take

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 1:35 PM

Wow another stunner!!!! an excellent capture with the perfect poseGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM

Wow! What a pose. Beautiful image and so well captured Sylvia......Sandy

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rogerdoger
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12 Apr 2013 - 1:46 PM

Great shot.
Roger

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
12 Apr 2013 - 1:46 PM

A SUPERB image. Well done. Ann.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:09 PM

Great pose and detail, you got so many great images that trip! This one is another stand out beauty Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 2:21 PM

Congrats all round again Sylvia
these do not come any better than this
Lillian

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 2:42 PM

Another stunning shot sylvia,
kev.

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M_squared
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12 Apr 2013 - 3:17 PM

Stunning. Well captured.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:17 PM

Sylvia, this is a wonderful photo of a brilliant bird. Well deserved of all the awards.

David

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:04 PM

It makes such a difference when you can fill the frame with the subject as this wonderful shot shows only too well, you have the gear and the ability to use it to its full potential, another superb image. - gary

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Jamie_MacArthur

a cracking shot indeed

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mauriceegan
12 Apr 2013 - 7:21 PM

Beautiful image of this beautiful bird Sylvia, excellent
Maurice

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:56 PM

What a wonderful pose from this handsome gamebird, he's definitely playing up to the camera and enjoying the attention you are paying him!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 7:49 AM

A superb shot again

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 12:30 PM

Thank you so much everybody for your kind comments and votes and a special thank you to Pete for the HC and to Keith(ringyneck), Ann(AnnJ), Lillian(Lillian) and Ed (Glostopcat) for their UAs - all really appreciated Smile

Last Modified By teocali at 13 Apr 2013 - 12:33 PM

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:48 PM

Pure quality throughout Sylvia and many congrats on the HC and other awards Wink
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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 6:20 PM


Quote: Pure quality throughout Sylvia and many congrats on the HC and other awards Wink
Richard

Thank you so much, Richard and many thanks for your User Award - always delighted to receive it as you have helped me so much with my wildlife photography over the years Smile

Sylvia

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
13 Apr 2013 - 6:47 PM

Brilliant detail and pose Sylvia.

Paul

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2013 - 2:35 PM

Best yet !

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