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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

Voters: JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY, Bzox, CarolG and 56 more

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Bzox Plus
4 2 Bosnia And Herzegovina
26 Mar 2013 6:07PM
Great image.


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Superb Smile
Greyheron Plus
14 282 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

26 Mar 2013 6:16PM
Such a stunning bird, very well captured Sylvia
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 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.
26 Mar 2013 6:21PM
Wonderful and excellent capture,very well done,
ColleenA Plus
4 323 5 Australia
26 Mar 2013 6:22PM
A great capture, and what a poser!!
richmowil Plus
8 320 2 England
26 Mar 2013 6:32PM
Absolutely Stunning!!
johnke Plus
4 223 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
8 6 3 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 7:02PM
Great shot, Sylvia.
26 Mar 2013 7:03PM
Never seen a better shot than this - pity I cant give another UA ought to well for awards
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 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!!!
Super once again Sylvia.

26 Mar 2013 8:54PM
A very fine capture Sylvia, shows the character of this magnificent bird beautifully.
26 Mar 2013 9:09PM
Cracking shot
26 Mar 2013 10:30PM
Another outstanding capture, Sylvia.
27 Mar 2013 8:09AM
Another superb capture Sylvia, lovely feather detail.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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 Plus
11 2.1k 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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