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Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

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A near full frame capture of a wild male (Western) Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), taken near Aviemore in the Cairngorms, Scotland, last March. 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 great response to my last upload, with special thanks to Isabel (Chinga) and Mike (Greyheron) for their User Awards - re Smileally appreciated and highly valued

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 - 12:33 PM
Focal Length:700mm
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:Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:11 Feb 2014 - 5:03 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Bird, Cairngorms national park, Capercaillie, Endangered, RSPB red list, Scottish highlands, Tetrao urogallus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:07 PM

One I would love to capture
David

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:13 PM

Magnificent ....what a beautiful bird, great photography...

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9237 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:20 PM

Great image, beautiful bird. Until fairly recently, they could be seen a few miles away in the local glen, - sadly no more.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 5:32 PM

Excellent!!!!!!!!
JNC

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AlexAppleby
11 Feb 2014 - 5:37 PM

Stunning image - WOW!

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annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:27 PM

beautiful capture with that low point of view!

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Kruger01
Kruger01  7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 7:27 PM

Stunning capture

Bill

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 7:29 PM

Wow!
Brilliant sharp shot

MyaGrin

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:54 PM

A cracking shot of this handsome gamebird putting on a show to attract the females.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:01 PM

A spectacular showing of those feathers SmileSmileSmile

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cats_123 Plus Member 114352 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 8:55 PM

Almost as rare as a haggis! WinkGrin

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11 Feb 2014 - 9:36 PM

Stunning! Lucky you! John Grin

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 7:57 PM

Great wildlife photography.

Phil.

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