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Scaled Quail.

Scaled Quail.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-15 17:36
Viewed: 3744
Points: 36
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Scaled Quail.

It is sad to know that almost half the population of this species of quail died of cold during the winter. I have seen Them grouped into the thorny shrublands to create a little microclimate and so endure low temperatures and protection from potential predators such as bobcats, coyotes and birds such as falcons and hawks. Interesting is also to see how one of them lands on a top of a bush in order to be aware of these peredatores.


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hello Luis

WOW ! this is a very beautiful close-up photo
of the Scaled Quail, very fine low POV at its level,
excellent framing with leaving that free space in front,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details
of its wonderful plumage, beautiful light,
and the catch-light render the photo more beautiful,
its sad to read the first lines of your notes,



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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-15 21:21]

Hello Luis
Very nice capture of this Quail
Thanks for sharing

A great shot with good exposure to show detail. Indeed a beautiful bird and it is sad to hear of the tragedy.
Well done and TFS

Good morning Luis,

Very nice capture of this pretty scaled quail while walking. Very sharp, with nice, shallow DOF for background blurring. Really it sad to know that the population was affected with the hard winter.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-15 22:32]

Excellent photo presentation of this Scaled Quail, TFS!

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-15 22:52]

Spectacular capture of this well camouflaged Scaled Quail, friend Luis! Wonderful natural colors, fine detail/sharpness and composition! Seems that you have been quite close to that bird, my friend! Bravo! Wonderful addition to Treknature library!
George Veltchev

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-16 2:11]

Hello Luis,
A great view of this little Quail nicely camouflaged against the background. It seems to be keeping an eye on you! Great focus and lovely colours and details of the beautiful plumage.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-16 3:08]

Hello Luis,
a very nice presentation of this Scaled Quail. Very sharp and clear and a good background .
Best regards Siggi

hello Luis
a beauty of a bird with great details and good sharpness
very nice shot
greeting lou

Ciao Luis, lovely quail in nice walking pose, splendid light, fine details, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-16 11:22]

Hola Luis,
I always like it when you post these Quail, I love their plumage patterns. Another stunning image my friend.

Hello Luis,
Excellent and beautiful photo of this bird - good sharpness, details and a very good low POV. Well done!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-12-16 13:05]

Tebrik ederim Luis, çok güzel fotoğraf.

Hello Luis
very beautiful bird, iove the plumage of this Scaled Quail,
you have captured it with crisp clear sharpness walking in his natural environment, fine composition and superb lighting, a top quality shot,TFS
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-16 15:53]

HI Luis,what a lucky capture and what a fantastic quality of sharpness,colors and light balance,i like a lot the low point of view too for the best result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Luis,
Splendid capture with such amazing details and perfect POV.The bird is excellent camouflaged. Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Luis,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la délicatesse des couleurs et la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Luis!
Amazing bird, wonderful cut. Superb pose, excellent scenery and background.
Fine lightness and brightness, fine natural colours.
Good take, original effect.
Well done!

You are, indeed, a true ARTIST!!!
Love your work.
In all likelihood these species will soon disappear; thanks to people like you these registers will remain for posterity to view showing how and why we have destroyed their inheritance...SOOOOOO SAD!!!
Warm regards from this COLD COLD climate good only "para o diabo".

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