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Black Grouse

Black Grouse
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 10:48
Viewed: 2205
Points: 20
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Black Grouse or Blackgame (Tetrao tetrix) is a large game bird in the grouse family. It is a sedentary species, breeding across northern Eurasia in moorland and bog areas near to woodland, mostly boreal. The Black Grouse is closely related to the Caucasian Grouse.
Black Grouse is a large bird with males being around 53 centimetres (21 in) long and weighing 1,000–1,450 grams (2.2–3.2 lb) and females approximately 40 centimetres (16 in) and weighing 750–1,110 grams (1.7–2.4 lb. The cock is very distinctive, with black plumage, apart from red wattles and a white wingbar, and a lyre-shaped tail, which appears forked in flight. His song is loud, bubbling and somewhat dove-like.
The female is greyish-brown and has a cackling call. She takes all responsibility for nesting and caring for the chicks, as is typical with gamebirds.

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Ciao Razvan.
Eccellente cattura di questo fagiano che prima d’ora non avevo mai visto,con colori stupendi e un’ottima nitidezza,bella la composizione,interessanti le note(grazie) e complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa pasare si cu totul deosebita. Excelente culori si detalii. Foarte mult soare si noroc cat se poate ca sa intalnesti o specie mai putin cunoscuta. Claritatea imaginii este impecabila. Felicitari!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-12 12:53]

Congratulations Razvan on this fine shot of a male Orre!
Here in the south it is not easy to take such a shot but Norrbotten is better.
Excellent clarity and natural colours.
Well done!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-12 17:52]

Hi Razvan.
What an attractive bird you managed to catch at nice, natural surroundings. Exposure of the shot and reproduction of wide range of colours are excellent as well as sharpness and details of the main cute hero. My best wishes and TFS.

Beautiful bird, Razvan. Despite the slim branches around the subject, the image gives a fine impression of the features and colours of this attractive species of birds.
TFS and regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-13 4:10]

Hello Razvan,
An interesting bird I would really like to see once in its natural environment. That must be great to see it like you have in Sweden. It has a plumage which is quite tricky for a photographer. I like the attitude of the bird you caught with your shot.
Kind regards

Hello Razvan
Amazing bird and impressive photo with good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Great shot of this colourful bird that is not easy to catch!!

Ciao Razvan,
CAVOLO, che colpo !! un gallo Forcello, cattura bellissima ottima nitidezza e ambientazione.
Complimenti e grazie
Ciao Vanni

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-15 7:50]

Hello Razvan,
Very beautiful photo of this Black Grouse in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Nice pose with eye contact. Fine composition.

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