California Quail Calling

Posted by ken archer on Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:22 pm

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We had a wonderful encounter with this handsome fellow during our trip to Malheur NWR last spring.

All your comments and suggestions are very much appreciated

Canon R5, 600mm & 2x, Gitzo Tripod & BH-55 ballhead, all manual settings using spot meter; 1/2000; f9; ISO 800

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by Neil Vanderwolf on Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:40 pm
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Great timing, great tones, fantastic composition!

by Dan Kearl on Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:23 pm
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Very nice calling pose in outstanding habitat. BG color is great.

by paul fletcher on Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:23 pm
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A superb image, Ken; the open bill, always adds a special element to the photograph.

by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:39 pm
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Excellent calling pose captured.

by KK Hui on Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:21 pm
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Terrific shot with habitat, Ken!
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by david fletcher on Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:01 am
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Wonderful pose and setting Ken! Beautiful shot!
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:01 am
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The content, composition, detail and glorious complementary colour palette are just superb, Ken! What a wonderful image.

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by Des on Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:49 pm
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A gorgeous capture, Ken. The pose and the complimentary background worked a treat!



by Mary Brun on Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:27 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
The content, composition, detail and glorious complementary colour palette are just superb, Ken!  What a wonderful image.


I agree with Carol, really a wonderful image.

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by Todd Bauer on Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:04 pm
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Outstanding. A pleasure to view.
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by Gene Gwin on Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:12 pm
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Ken, Excellent image. The lighter bg helps the Quail stand out. Like the natural habitat.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:04 pm
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Great behavior and I also like the BG colors.
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by dandc on Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:47 am
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Wonderful portrait with the added bonus of a call catch - we loved having these wander thru our yard with their whole brood along. An adult would watch from the top of the fence while the rest scavenged around the ground.
Trying to share it as I see it . . .

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