Northern Bobwhite Quail

Posted by Gene Gwin on Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:09 am

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Male and female Northern Bobwhite Quail photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in deep South Texas 23 April 2023.

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I posted a male and female Bobwhite image and here they are next to each other for better comparison.   The male is on the right.

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:57 am
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Its nice to see the pair together but the flowers up against the female don't quite work for me and make the image appear rather crowded, Gene.  A little too much IMO.

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by KK Hui on Fri Sep 08, 2023 8:59 am
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Terrific shot of the pair, Gene!
Nice clean bg and fancy perch too.
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by david fletcher on Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:36 am
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Good to see the pair together Gene, although its a bit amusing to see her body language leaning away from his advances... Her expression looks as if she is saying, "I am not amused". Good story telling in my book..
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by peter makuch on Fri Sep 08, 2023 2:17 pm
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a good one side by side of this couple and I like the matching bg too, great stuff GENE. PS ( flowers need water)

by paul fletcher on Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:16 pm
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An excellent image, Gene, always special to photograph the male and female of the species together. The perch and flowers are certainly a highlight in your photograph.

by gregc on Sat Sep 09, 2023 6:05 am
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Very nice image, it is busy as commented by Carol. That perch setup would be perfect without the flowers, but still very nice.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:58 am
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Great to have both male and female in the frame, the BG colors complement the plumage colors really well.
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by Craig Lipski on Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:22 am
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Wow - love this one! My only suggestion would be to possibly tone down those Sage leaf undersides near her face? Or not. I personally don’t find this too busy. Nice contrasts of warm and cool, smooth and textured, the colorful plant adds a “pop” w/o detracting from the subjects, the pic tells a story. . . a real winner to my tastes.
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by Karl Egressy on Sat Sep 16, 2023 7:28 am
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Such a beautiful image.

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