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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, bean bag
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-24 6:04
Viewed: 6059
Points: 22
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Hi all,

Here a 2nd upload of one of the highlights of my Finland trip in the beginning of the month,the lekking capercaillie photographed from a hide,we had to overnight in the hide and from around 03.00 hrs in the morning the lekking of this fabulous bird started,an imposing sight as I may say,here an upload while he showed his plumage in the morning light, hope you like it and thanks for your visit,

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Extraoridnary content, Paul.
A good moment as well.

Wow, Paul, this image is a scream, man!!
The bird is so very preoccupied in its display of plumage.
You have captured the moment most effectively here.
The BG of white snow does wonders in making this capture a real masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-24 6:38]

Hi Paul,
Beautiful capture.I liked details,colors,pose of bird,composition and especially low level POV a lot.
Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Paul.
Wood grouse this beautiful and thin bird. Splendid picture, sharpness, composition. Congratulations.
I greet Robert.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-24 8:28]

Merhaba Paul!
What a nice portrait! This is the first time I see this bird. It is really amazing by its color; I love those tones of red, black and grey.
Hoşçakal. Hüseyin

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-05-24 12:10]

Hi Paul,
Je vorige foto van de auerhoender vond ik al super, maar deze vind ik nog mooier. De pose is weer heel erg goed en deze keer van voren met de ochtendzon in de veren.
fijne avond

Hi Paul,
What an interesting bird this one. It looks as if it make a courtship call. TFS. Regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-24 14:10]

Hi Paul,
another splendid shot of this impressive bird!
Excellent composition, POV and of course, pose :-)
Sharp and crisp with great detail.
Nice cool tones.
Great DOF.
I love the iridescent sheen on its breast feathers.

Very, very well done!


Hi Paul, great capture of strange bird in the snow with fantastic colors, good details, splendid sharpness, I like a lot, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-26 10:05]

Hi Paul,
i couldn't resist this shot of one of the UK's rarest animals! Excellent timing with a good sharp focus and great expsoure. well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-04 5:55]

hello Paul,
This is really an amazing scene, and it is not given to everybody to make this kind of shot. Bravo.
C'est tout simplement magnifique!

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