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By csurry  
Another shot from the session 2 years ago with the Capercaillie.

Initially I was not able to show these images in order to protect the integrity of the site, so I have loads of these that have never been seen. It was only a very short session, but because the conditions were just about perfect I rather filled my boots Smile

Also an excuse to try the new frame on a portrait shot

Tags: Scotland Wildlife and nature Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Feb 2009

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Cormy 10 3 England
14 Jan 2011 3:47PM
Go Large for great plumage detail.

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Greyheron 16 282 7 England
14 Jan 2011 3:47PM
Nicely captured pose Cheryl - again lots of detail in this well exposed image. I think I'd prefer it to have a little more space within the frame but that's just my love of space which I'm prone to overdo on occasions Wink I'm sure you'll have many more versions to please though.

Fine viewing.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Jan 2011 4:07PM
Agressive posed Capercallie Cheryl, means buisiness ! Ron.
14 Jan 2011 4:24PM
Love the pose & the tight crop - I would rather a tight crop than a lot of space - as with everything it's purely a matter of personal preference. Looks like a Spanish Senora with her fan. Just beautiful. Louise
14 Jan 2011 5:21PM
Good capture! A
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Jan 2011 5:26PM
Agree with Mike, especially on the RHS.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
14 Jan 2011 6:14PM
Thanks all.

Well as you would expect I have many where the caper is full in frame, and it would be easy to have loaded one of those, but this bird dominates it's environment and I felt that filling the frame showed this.

I've loaded many previous where landscape is as important as the bird, but it is time to give the bird some prominence.
14 Jan 2011 6:16PM
Amazing capture!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 6:17PM
wonderful close up capture, never seen one in the wild....

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
14 Jan 2011 6:23PM
yea yea yea.... though, slightly more space to the right won't make the turkey less dominant...Tongue
csurry 16 9.2k 92
14 Jan 2011 6:24PM
As it is looking right that would unbalance the composition in my view.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 7:19PM
Lovely shot, Cheryl.
LeeFisher 9 59 8 England
14 Jan 2011 7:40PM
superb again Cheryl Smile
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 9:18PM
An amazing bird and captured superbly.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
15 Jan 2011 10:47AM
Thanks all.

Thanks Lee for the UA, much appreciated.
Enmark 9 5 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 3:08PM
That'll do nicely
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
15 Jan 2011 3:24PM
Hi Cheryl
Love the composition, and because I am a vegetarian I prefer this view to one on a table.


15 Jan 2011 5:12PM
Thanks for this outstanding
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 4:57PM
This is just about perfection Cheryl - what a shot and yeah I will fill my boots too Wink Magnificent photography - Ina

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