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A dream in white Ptarmigan

By drbird  
A bird I admire the Ptarmigan a fascinating species. Sadly climbing mountains isn't my strongest point but if the target is worth it well.... I wished I had taken my flash with me to give a little fill but the result turned out better than I expected on the very grey and overcast day. A little bit of freezing drizzle didn't make my equippment happy an me neither. The exposure was quite tricky I went for two stops on the plus side which was a good starting point. We only managed a few hours before we returned back to the warmth of the car. ....One thing is sure I will be up there again and if I ahve to crawl up on all four legs.

Thank you all so much for the votes, comments and awards on the waterrail....overwhelmed by it.

Tags: Ptarmigan Cairngorm national park Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlfieK, KarenFB, Niknut and 43 more

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17 Mar 2019 11:09AM
Well controlled exposure of the Highlights. Very nice image.

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adriansart 1 29 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2019 12:12PM
This is a great image of the Ptarmigan in it winter plumage, well composed and very well handled with the white on white subject!
Techno Plus
11 4.7k 8 England
17 Mar 2019 12:53PM
Tricky exposure in more ways than one, Gerhard, Wink...Well worth the effort, retained the detail in the plumage, pleasure to view..

17 Mar 2019 2:56PM
Great detailed image, well exposed
17 Mar 2019 5:46PM
Beautiful image. Well captured.
17 Mar 2019 6:29PM
I'd say you did extremely well to get such a detailed image.
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2019 6:42PM
Lovely, very well captured.
17 Mar 2019 10:52PM
Excellent Grin
richmowil Plus
11 397 2 England
22 Mar 2019 4:36PM
Wonderful composition. Good detail and the rendition is a beautiful image.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 279 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 5:21PM
wow stunning
27 Mar 2019 9:40AM
Really excellent wildlife shot in difficult conditions SmileSmileSmile
A really beautiful image great capture, Perfectly presented. Gerhard.
xwang 10 56 8
24 Apr 2019 10:30AM
Quote:Perfectly presented.

It worked well.

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