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Male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

By teocali
A near full frame capture (just a little cropped from the RHS to preserve balance) of a wild male Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), posing against a rocky outcrop in the Cairngorms National Park. Would have loved to get a glimpse of his feet, but this was the nearest I could achieve, as they were always hidden in the vegetation.

Grateful thanks to you all for your support of my Crested Tit upload, with a special thank you to Ron(Maiwand), Tom (tommyld), Mike(Mike_S), Ray(Ray42), Richard (MossyOak), Roger(rogerdoger) and Geoff(FeatherFriend) for their User Awards - all really appreciated and prized Smile

Tags: Scotland Wild Male Bird Highlands Aviemore Wildlife and nature Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Cairngorms national park Sylvia fresson

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Bzox Plus
5 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
26 Mar 2013 6:07PM
Great image.


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26 Mar 2013 6:10PM
Superb Smile
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
26 Mar 2013 6:12PM
Another superb image from your trip Sylvia - beautiful colours and pose with a good sense of place in the landscape...nicely done indeed...they have feet...!!! Wink

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 6:16PM
Such a stunning bird, very well captured Sylvia
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 6:17PM
Yet another quite excellent shot of the Capercaillie, Sylvia, capturing immaculate detail and plumage colours, and at the same time with the chosen settings achieving effective selective focus.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
26 Mar 2013 6:21PM
Wonderful and excellent capture,very well done,
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
26 Mar 2013 6:22PM
A great capture, and what a poser!!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
26 Mar 2013 6:32PM
Absolutely Stunning!!
johnke 5 223 15
26 Mar 2013 7:01PM
Beautifully captured Sylvia, everything in the correct place and your composition as usual is just superb, a stunning image...John
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 7:02PM
Great shot, Sylvia.
Ray42 10 3 England
26 Mar 2013 7:03PM
Never seen a better shot than this - pity I cant give another UA ought to well for awards
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Mar 2013 7:42PM
These just get better and better Sylvia. This one is absolutely superb.GrinGrinSmileSmile I have given todays UA or you would have that too!!!
26 Mar 2013 7:45PM
Super once again Sylvia.

26 Mar 2013 8:54PM
A very fine capture Sylvia, shows the character of this magnificent bird beautifully.
dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 9:09PM
Cracking shot
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
26 Mar 2013 10:30PM
Another outstanding capture, Sylvia.
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:09AM
Another superb capture Sylvia, lovely feather detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Mar 2013 7:18PM
What a wonderful pose from this magnificent looking fellow, he's certainly putting on a show for the camera!
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
27 Mar 2013 8:13PM
Another super image Sylvia - it stands out well from its surrounds - got its eye on you too.Wink

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