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A flock of Gray Partridges

A flock of Gray Partridges
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 7:09
Viewed: 1238
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this photo is from autumn 2013
souvenirs with my puppy pointing dog, that,
that day, he was going to his 4.5 months old.

While with Bobcat Celtick my puppy
pointing dog we where going to ruffed grouse
and American woodcock photographic hunting,
in the country road I see in the field ground
a flock of Gray Partridges, I stop the car take
my DSRL camera go out to try an approach,
and knowing they will all fly, my goal was
aiming and shooting 1 or 2 partridges closer.

But from all the birds I have photographed
the Gray Partridge is the most fiercest bird,
so I did not have time to do the approach all
the flock fly-up and it is this photo I obtained
while I was still near my car's door.

Today I decide to publish this photo, I am putting
it in « birds » Category and it is becoming the
74th species of birds I am photographing in-flight.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO200 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).
For this photo, this bird that is the most fiercest bird
that I have seen, I should be with a 300mm lens !

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« Range
The gray partridge is a non-native species
in North America. It is originally from Europe
and Asia. It was introduced to North America as
a game bird and is now found in British Columbia
and in parts of south central Canada. It is also found
in the north central United States.

The gray partridge lives in open areas,
farmland, grasslands and brush.

Gray partridges are non-territorial during the
non-breeding season and live in large groups
or coveys. Males can be aggressive towards each
other during mating season. Males and females
pair up in the spring for mating. »



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Hello Asbed,
ou have posted so many different type of species here in TN.This is another beautiful one.Nice view of flock of Patridges.Nice sky with splendid coloured trees.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Mr.
照的真是太美麗了 結合美學風景的氣氛和不同飛行形狀的鳥
整體照的清晰 畫面的色彩很飽滿 顏色鮮豔
光線亮麗 樹的不同彩色樹葉 很突出 也很襯托
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Asbed,

Hope you are well. This is a fine shot, the wonderful background scenery in autumn colours and the flight of partridges, what a scene man!Yes, congratulations on posting the 74th species of birds in flight, what a great contribution indeed!Thanks a lot for sharing the birds in flight and the beautiful countryside, you live in heaven man!Take care.

warm regards/ Abid

Ciao Asbed, lovely composition with a lot of Flying birds, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
very nice presentation. How many of them? :)
Amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-14 12:28]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo in beautiful Autumn colours and an attractive composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-14 14:32]

Hi Asbed,you have more birds in your gallery that butterflies on mine..ehehe...magnificent large view with a great landscape too and a great sensation of...freedom.Beautiful work and the usual excellent quality.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful scene Asbed! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Asbed,
Nice catch with the natural habitat of this flock of Gray Partridges.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-15 6:16]

Birds in flight in a landscape..good capture. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-18 6:11]

Bonjour Asbed,
J'ai raté quelques photos ...celle-ci je l'aime beuacoup parce qu'elle nous donne une bonne vue sur le paysage et le vol des oiseaux est toujours très gracieux, même pour cette espèce plutôt grande.
Bonne fin de semaine

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-01-20 15:00]

Hello Asbed,
I have never seen a Gray Partridge before, but they look to be fairly good sized. As a young boy we had a lot of Ring-necked Pheasants and Bobwhite Quail around our house, but they have all vanished due to pesticide use, loss of habitat and some really hard winters.
I miss the days of hearing these birds calling to each other as well as flushing them in the field. Your photo of these partridge flying in the wild brings back those memories for me.

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