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Northern Bobwhite Quail & Cardinals


Posted by Gene Gwin on Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:55 pm

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Female Northern Bobwhite Quail, Male and Female Northern Cardinals photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in deep South Texas 17 February 2021.

Nikon D850
Nikon 300mm f/2.8
1/4000 sec
f/5.0
ISO 1250

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by Debapratim Saha on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:40 am
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Amazing interaction and behaviour,beauty of a shot!
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by Tom In Arizona on Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:23 am
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Now that's a show stopper! Beautiful photograph.
 

by Mary Brun on Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:24 am
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Stunning 360-degree rich image, an intertwining of colors and species.
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by david fletcher on Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:53 am
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Stunning interaction Gene! Quite something!
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by John Spreitzer on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:47 pm
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Fantastic capture!!
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:55 pm
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Very cool shot.
 

by rajandesai on Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:29 pm
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Two is a company, Three is a crowd. Pretty cool capture.
 

by Ron Day on Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:49 pm
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This is so unusual and rare! Definitely an extraordinary image, Gene!
 

by Gene Gwin on Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:56 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
This is so unusual and rare! Definitely an extraordinary image, Gene!


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Thanks.  I was putting my gear in a blind when I saw a few Quail approach the pond.  Two Cardinals flew to the perch and I said to myself: well maybe.  Turned the camera on while picking it up and took two images of the interaction.  Luckily the settings and exposure were just about perfect.  Just dumb luck. 
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:33 pm
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Amazing capture of this stunning trio, Gene!

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by Ed Cordes on Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:25 pm
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How cool is this? Looks like two teenaged students being brought into control by the headmaster. Love it.
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by J. Chevrier on Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:54 am
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Great shot, love this grouping!
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by himadri roy on Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:37 am
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Awesome photograph .
 

by pdschu on Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:24 am
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Looks like a wedding. 
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:31 am
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Wow- what an amazing interaction,-excellent capture!
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by ADKShooter on Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:18 pm
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Just commenting as I was away for a couple of days. Terrific interaction between the three birds. My first thought was....it looks like a wedding of two Cardinals being officiated by the Quail !!
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by Eia on Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:17 am
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A very enjoyable photograph to view. Quite different.
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