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In all his glory ........

By teocali
.....a full frame (uncropped) capture of a wild male (Western) Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland, last week. I felt so privileged to see this magnificent bird in the wild, sadly nearing extinction and on the RSPB Endangered Species Red List.

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload,with a special thank you to Ann (AnnChown) for the GEA and to Jenni(JenniAlexander), Ron(Maiwand), Brian(bricurtis), David(chalkhillblue), Martin (pudd64),Keith(Ringyneck) and Richard (MossyOak) for the User Awards. All very much appreciated and highly valued Smile

Tags: Scotland Wild Male Western Cairngorms Rare Wildlife and nature Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus RSPB red list

Voters: pluckyfilly, PhillipMinnis, Derek_Fearn and 79 more

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pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 10:32AM
Great find and so beautifully taken Sylvia

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DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
11 Mar 2013 10:33AM
A stunning shot of this magnificent bird. Very well captured. Smile


David.
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 10:36AM
Gorgeous profile shot and the diffuse lighting lets the feather colours show up beautifully. I sometimes see them running or cycling through the woods (especially at Abernethy reserve) when getting into position for a sunrise landscape; I don't have the time to stalk the birds! GrinGrin
mossy Plus
3 46 1 England
11 Mar 2013 10:38AM
Outstanding photograph, cant fault this. How gret must it be to be in the precense of this beautiful bird.
11 Mar 2013 10:39AM
Excellent natural nature image..........nice diffused tones............GrinGrin
11 Mar 2013 10:41AM
What a beauty - the bird as well as the image !! Pin sharp with great clarity and composition !! Excellent !GrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Mar 2013 10:48AM
SUPERB shot of this rarely seen bird, Sylvia: full marks to you for it and yesterday's too.
Ronnie.
Truely great image Sylvia - Great pose with ruffled plumage, and because he's positioned on a ridge, then sharp foreground and nicely blurred background - WONDERFUL ! Smile
Phil.
11 Mar 2013 10:57AM
More stunning than what you did yesterday, love it greatly!
Chen
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
11 Mar 2013 11:18AM
Better than the previous for me Sylvia and that was a cracker, again superb detail and placed just right in the frame, love the heather and such a complimentary BG, couldn't give my UA for the previous but nailed it on this one Wink
Geoff.
Trev_B Plus
9 146 68 England
11 Mar 2013 11:19AM
Simply gorgeous........

Trev
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 11:39AM
Beautiful.... IB
11 Mar 2013 12:11PM
Superbly captured.
debu
11 Mar 2013 12:27PM
One word Sylvia, superb.
David
11 Mar 2013 12:48PM
Stunning image. Well captured.
11 Mar 2013 12:57PM
Stunning capture. Excellent pose.
Effrossini
Stunning QUALITY Sylvia, superb colours, detail and setting.........Gem of an image Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
11 Mar 2013 2:12PM
This is an utterly fabulous shot Sylvia. Such a superb exposure and composition. I am green with envy.!GrinGrinGrinSmileSmileSmileTongueTongueTongueTongue
Sorry I cant make it a double but award has gone.SadSadSad
Congrats on the well deserved awards you do have.
Ron
MossyOak Plus
4 22 15 England
11 Mar 2013 3:01PM
This certainly ticks all the boxes for me Sylvia. Exposure is spot on as is the side on angle and detail.
It certainly deserves more awards
Richard
11 Mar 2013 3:05PM
superb image Sylvia. Really like this one Smile
MalcolmM Plus
10 374 4 Scotland
11 Mar 2013 3:06PM
SUPERB
11 Mar 2013 4:22PM
I think it has all been said Sylvia, superb photography.
David
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 5:32PM
Top drawer Sylvia

Adrian
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 5:33PM
Impressive shot !!!!......worthy of all the awards !!
11 Mar 2013 6:18PM
Quality shot
Dave
Shane136 12 63 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 6:35PM
Wow factor, pin sharp

Shane
Excellent composition and stunning detail!
George
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 7:46PM
Absolutely incredible and so worthy of all the awards - have another to add to your collection! Very well done - I'm envious! Smile
Ann
Glorious photograph ,beautiful composition,best Capercaille image i have seen.
Graham
Another superb Image, Well deserving of all the awards. Have another from me.
Jenni
excellent capture

David
12 Mar 2013 1:15AM
Fantastic Shot. A magnificent bird.
Roger
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
12 Mar 2013 3:11AM
A superb image of the highest quality and a magnificent bird
12 Mar 2013 7:29AM

Quote:Better than the previous for me Sylvia and that was a cracker, again superb detail and placed just right in the frame, love the heather and such a complimentary BG, couldn't give my UA for the previous but nailed it on this one Wink
Geoff.


I quite agree - and all the awards are well deserved - have another
12 Mar 2013 11:34PM
This image is fully deserving of all the awards received, Sylvia.
Indeed this is an image to be truly proud of.
Unfortunately I can't add to your award collection as I have already voted,
but i'm sure you won't mindWink.
Congratulations.
Colin
I've never even seen or heard one in the wild, never mind photographed one. This is superb and so rare.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
15 Mar 2013 8:41PM
A stunning shot of this rarebird, you've taken your wildlife photography to another level recently and you'd have had another user award from me were i not on holiday last week

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