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On the run!


On the run!
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Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Ducati 8GB
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-10 7:09
Viewed: 3756
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) running through the snow. In the UK this very pretty bird is mainly found in arable fields with lighter soils. Like many game birds they spend most of their time on the ground and can run quite fast. The main threat to this species is hybridisation - the closely related Chukar (Alectoris chukar) is sometimes released by irresponsible game keepers, allowing the species to cross breed.

I was able to take pictures of this one from my car window before it became nervous and started to run across the snowy field. You can just see the tiny grains of snow its feet are kicking up behind it. The resulting shot has been cropped and sharpened.

Kind Regards

Vinny www.vincentblood.com

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Very good capture.This bird look great and have indeed wonderful colors.Good photo.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-10 7:17]

Hi Vinny. It looks like ypu picked the right day to out over the weekend. The Red-legged Partridge is a bird i have not been able to get any pictures of as yet so thanks for posting this fine close up in the snow. which shows the feather detail of to its best. Taken with sharp focusing and bright natural colours. It has very nice markings around the head area. TFs.
Nick..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-10 7:18]

Hello Vinny,
A superb almost frame-filling portrait of a Red-legged Partridge, the OOF snowy Bg helping to show it up. The exposure, sharpness and colours are excellent.
I wish we had this species in Sweden!
(But I think it was introduced into Britain and I think another name is French Partridge).
Nice to view!
Thanks, kind regards,
Ivan

very nice portriat, is this species native in the UK? I hope it is not hunted. greetings Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-10 8:50]

Hello Vinny
I like colors, light and details on this photo. Excellent work!
Regards
Razvan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-10 9:20]

HI Vinny,
What a great shot of this partridge.
Great profile view against the snowy BG.
A very handsome bird, with wonderful details on the plumage.
Love that red-rimmed eye looking at you askance.
TFS. : )

Hello Vinny,
Lovely capture with exceptional vivid colours and very good sharpness.
The background is great.
marius.

Hello Vinny,
Fantastic capture, with beautiful colors and perfect sharpness. Great job! TFS,
Catherine

Hello Vinny!
Very nice capture of this Red-legged Partridge walking on the snow. I believe that this tear you very very snowy and cold winter :)
Good capture and intereting note.
All the best from also winter and white Lodz!
Radomir

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2010-01-10 22:47]

Hello Vinny,
Now this one is beauty. Bird in good focus, good details in the plumage, lovely natural colours and well isolated from the background.
Thanks for the share,
Regards,
Smitha.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-13 7:55]

A successful side view presented with accurate focus and beautiful light.
Greetings and TFS.

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