Northern Bobwhite Quail

Posted by Gene Gwin on Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:58 am

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Photo taken at Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas.

Nikon D7100, 300mm f/2.8 lens, 1/400 sec at f/8.0, ISO 1000.

This baby quail is three to four days old.

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:57 pm
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What a little cutie! Great detail! Normally, I would like the full reflection, but this one doesn't require it due to the ripples distorting the reflection.

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by B.Urquhart on Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:58 pm
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I like the Details and tones in the colours in this one, very sharp and terrific light, the little
guy looks like he has a little personality,,,very cute Gene
Thankyou for Checking out my Image.

by OntPhoto on Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:17 pm
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This is a really nice photo. Way cool to catch it drinking like that.

by Blck-shouldered Kite on Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:05 pm
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I looked at this because Joe mentioned this as one that few comment on but that is nice (in Greg Downing's thread on why we comment).  

It sure is a beauty !  Had I seen this without being referred to it, I would have made this same comment:

Initially, this image moves me because it shows a baby animal in a natural setting.  This is so cute because it is new to the world.  I am concerned that a snake might be in the area.  But I guess mama is there to watch out.  The water ripples add so much.  Really nice image!

Frankly, for my taste, the image is cropped too tightly.  I would have dropped the bottom border to take in the bird's entire reflection.  Then I would have added considerable room to the rear of the bird.  But that is my taste only.

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