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Tetrao urogallus

Tetrao urogallus
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-18 11:50
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), also known as the Wood Grouse, Heather Cock or Capercaillie is the largest member of the grouse family, reaching over 100 cm in length and 6.7 kg in weight. It's extremaly rare species in Central and Western Europe. This one was captured in wildlife enclosure in Bavarian Forest

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-18 12:10]

amazing capture! thanks for sharing

Witaj Jacek,
to na Baweri mozna natrafic na takiego Głuszca,na lace widzialem tylko bazanty,moze i mnie sie taki kiedys trafi,pozdrawiam

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-18 13:33]

Hello Jacek,
Very nice photo of this Western Capercaillie in a great pose. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Amazing beautiful environment. Beautiful natural colours. Pleasing eye contact.

wonderful photograph of the species. nicely taken. thanks for sharing.

Congratulation, it`s true, not so easy to photograph outside the lekking period

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