- robgra (496)
- [2008-05-05 2:27]
Woodgrouse's beautiful picture, thin already bird, good exposition and sharpness.
I greet Robert
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-05-05 8:11]
Fantastische opname van deze Auerhoen. Lijkt me een heel bijzondere ervaring om deze te kunnen fotograferen. En hoe. Een prachtige foto vanuit een bijzonder mooi laag standpunt. Erg goede details en uitstekende timing met de baltsende pose.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-05-05 9:03]
Hi Paul. A good picture of a bird we dont often see on TN. Good detail and colours in the feathers. this is a typical pose of the bird, well done for bringing him to TN.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2008-05-05 10:08]
*brrr* still snow in finland? what an adventure. the night in the hide really paid off, the morning capture is great, this is such
an impressive bird. the pose is fantastic. well done & best wishes, thor.
- Dan (18)
- [2008-05-05 10:37]
I never saw this bird alive but I read that is
very dificult to find it and to arrive in his proximity to do a good photo. Is a very frightened bird. The effort to do and the excellent quality of this photo give theirs high value.
- smitha (4409)
- [2008-05-05 10:37]
excellent capture of this fine specimen displaying its beauty and splendor. Excellent POV. Good sharpness and details.
thanksfor the share of this beautiful picture and also that very informative note.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-05 10:39]
The Capercailie is rare in Scania and I have only seen it a few times, so to be able to photograph it like this would be a dream for me.
This is a great shot showing the typical lekking pose, excellent POV, light management and sharpness in a pleasing composition.
Thanks for sharing this enviable image,
Best regards, Ivan
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-05-05 12:08]
Superb capture of the Capercaillie displaying!
You must have been pretty close, details are very sharp and the colours of the plumage are beautiful. It looks good against the snowy background. Well done!!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-05-05 12:32]
excelente pov y foco...
Helemaal super dat je deze vogel hebt kunnen vastleggen. En dan ook nog in zo'n pose!
Was het niet koud in de schuilhut.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-05-05 13:31]
Great capture of this magnificant bird lekking. Very good composition, lighting, sharpness of details.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-05 13:43]
Well done on getting this shot, Paul!!!
You got a stunner of this Capercaillie!
Very sharp with great clarity.
Nice colours and decent light.
Brilliant POV too.
Very good work!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-05-05 17:48]
superb shot of this « Grand Tétras », shot at his most
wonderful pose, with fine POV, DOF and framing,
great sharpness and details of the Capercaillie's dark plumage,
TFS alot of this great bird's image
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-05-06 1:02]
Cool shot of this beauty. Not sure I want to sleep in a hide overnite, but the result is very nice. Good sharpness and composition.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-05-06 2:36]
Beautiful capture. Composition, details and pose you caught look so nice. TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-05-06 8:23]
Outstaning shot of this beautiful bird doing a show of a kind. Excellent details on its dark plumage with nice colours tones. It seems to be calling out. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-05-07 6:28]
it's a real beauty, this cock. I'm sure you had to work hard for this shot.
In Switzerland the Capercaillie population has gone almost extinct due to excessive road constructions in all forests; roads bring tourism, forestry, traffic into the remotest corners.
My best wishes
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-05-10 0:03]
They are lovely big birds and always a pleasure to watch in the courting game!
But stay out its way otherwise you'll be attacked too like any competition, hehehe...
This fellow is captured in a typical pose and with great details in the plumage!