- K9madtex (1022)
- [2008-02-05 6:12]
Good title and note. They do look cold. I have not seen this species before. TFS.
- rousettus (19810)
- [2008-02-05 6:24]
They look very lovely. In summer, they also occur here. I dont know for this period. If present, they cold as like those on your great capture. You present them with great focus, POV and composition. white balance very nice as like title and notes.
TFS, well done
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-02-05 6:59]
You can almost feel the cold:-). Poor animals.
Why aren't they closer to each other; probably not efficient to get their seeds doing so...
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-02-05 7:44]
You have captured really cold atmosphere here with this Gray Partridge.
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2008-02-05 7:51]
Now having done one with quail in snow, I am not quiet surprised...and I haev seen this in grouse up in the wilds..they will sometimes hide in bushes and when they hear/see us coming, they give off that beating sound...and ya know they are ready to fly off..good hunting tip I suppose although I o longer participate:-0 Nice image Rick...and here we thought nature disappeared in winter! Ha!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-02-05 8:24]
Those poor Partridges look like they are freezing. I got cold looking at this picture. I'm surprised they are out there in the open like that. Interesting picture. I bet they can't wait for spring to come.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-02-05 9:00]
Good capture! It really looks, as if they were freezing their #$% off. A bit drab what colors and contrast is concerned, but very well done under the circumstances.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-02-05 9:26]
Woah how do they stay warm in this place!
These are very fine-looking birds.
Great exposure that keeps the colour and detail in the Partridge.
Well composed and a good POV.
Well done Rick,
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-02-05 10:22]
Great shot - very pleasing visually This would make a great Christmas card.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-02-05 12:49]
Hi RIck. Poor things lucky to survive -25 . you were lucky to get so close . good detail and natural colours. they look well fed but as you say all fluffed up against the cold. well done TFS.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-02-05 13:56]
detalles y buen pov,
- CeltickRanger (37013)
- [2008-02-05 17:18]
with your image i am learning something, in Alberta there
is gray partridge ? i kno that there is in Manitoba and
Saskatchewan but until today i din'nt kno that there is
in Aleberta too, thanks for your superb shot,
one thing Rick, for the POV, i would more be at their level
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2008-02-05 20:02]
Hi Rick, this would be an interesting encounter. So cold weather is good for something. The covey is well seen and captured on your part.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-05 20:26]
Well done,you managed an excellent close up of these cold birds.
The focus and sharpness are very good.The colours are natural and the natural setting is super.
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-02-05 22:27]
Very nice congregation, beautiful details and
composition.. Well done
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-06 9:59]
I love those little balls of feathers, I love the colours of these feathers. What a nice view you captured for us, Rick, it is lovely and perfectly photographed with your usual technical photographic skills and your artistic eye for us. Maybe you don't realize it yet but you've been out in the wild so much that you're becoming a wild animal yourself: that's why they're not afraid anymore when you get close. Bye bye!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-02-06 10:06]
This is a lovely group capture!
I can see the cold affects them as they look like footballs with eyes...
A well framed group with fine colours & details!
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-02-06 10:49]
Some times it is easy to take a photo, it happens to all of us i guess, but some other times You have to be out there with a cold weather, or like me to be in a lot of heavy sun
(100F) and come back home with an empy hands.
but I like it anyway.
- marieproue (3674)
- [2008-02-06 15:53]
En effet, ils ont l'air d'avoir très froid, on sent le froid dans cette photo, bien rendu.