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Capercaillie Calling

By teocali
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

Tags: Wild Male Bird Western Cairngorms Calling Wildlife and nature Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Grouse family Tetraonidae

Voters: tommyld, Maiwand, RonnieAG and 72 more

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Comments


13 Mar 2013 9:08AM
Lovely image, beautifully presented.
Tom.

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
13 Mar 2013 9:14AM
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
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Mar 2013 9:15AM
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.
13 Mar 2013 9:20AM
Stunning image. Beautifully exposed. Well captured.
Bzox Plus
3 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
13 Mar 2013 9:21AM
One more great shoot.

Zoran SmileSmileSmile
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
13 Mar 2013 9:35AM
What wonderful and excellent capture indeed,like the detail and colour here,very well done,
saeid
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
13 Mar 2013 10:30AM
Another excellent capture !! Stunning photo !GrinGrinGrinGrin
Shane136 12 63 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 10:34AM
Another cracker, making my job hard this week for me!Grin

Shane
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
13 Mar 2013 11:10AM
Another brilliant shot Sylvia, the detail is outstanding, comp and location makes it another winner for sure,
Geoff.
13 Mar 2013 11:34AM
What a glorious image Sylvia.

Mike
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
13 Mar 2013 12:30PM
They just keep getting better Sylvia !! - a fabulous image. Congrats.Smile
Brian.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 12:44PM
Everyone a winner Sylvia! Many congratulations on such superb images - and the HC today!
Ann
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
13 Mar 2013 1:08PM
Thant's one superb capture Sylvia, your time up there was well spent...

He does look a little hungry though... Wink

Mike
13 Mar 2013 1:22PM
Even BETTER than the previous Sylvia Smile for that its gets my UA again Wink

Ps...Congrats on that well deserved HC too Smile
Superb once again Sylvia - your time was obviously very well spent in Scotland - Great image Smile

Phil.
Trev_B 9 146 68 England
13 Mar 2013 2:18PM
Another stunning image of this beautiful bird, very well done once again Sylvia.

Trev
13 Mar 2013 2:19PM
Super detailed capture Sylvia
Regards Brian
13 Mar 2013 3:14PM
Such beautiful colour and detail, superbly captured Sylvia.
David
rogerdoger 5 13
13 Mar 2013 4:03PM
Even better than the last one. I dont think I have ever seen a shot of a `caper` as good as this.
Regards Roger
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 5:15PM
Another belter Sylvia, really shows off the colouring of the bird; not black at all

David
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
13 Mar 2013 7:41PM
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
13 Mar 2013 8:06PM
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
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 8:09PM
Owt else apart from Scottish turkeysWink


Adrian
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
13 Mar 2013 8:37PM
Another fantastic capture, Sylvia.
Colin
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2013 9:05PM
Superb Sylvia,
such a fantastic shot
Lillian
13 Mar 2013 9:41PM
Excellent quality shot
Dave
Ray42 8 3 England
14 Mar 2013 7:06AM
Another excellent classic shot - wish I had another award to give
14 Mar 2013 8:39PM
Cracking Capercaillie - captured at the right moment and looks almost 3D on my screen
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
15 Mar 2013 8:39PM
A fantastic image of this gamebird in its natural habitat, the detail and clarity in the plumage is immaculate
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:08PM
Excellent capture Sylvia
Steve
Ted447 Plus
3 167 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 3:12PM
Superb images fantastic portfolio. TedGrinGrin

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