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His Majesty - capercaillie by Jamie-MacArthur His Majesty - capercaillie by Jamie-MacArthur
one of the best Scottish bird experiences I ever had ;-)
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why was this experience so amazing?
(Great shot by the way)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Because I had been after the bird for 5 years. I drove 800 miles round trip to find it. I walk a few miles through some woods in the middle of no-where and the there he was. Looking handsome as he strutted his stuff. My adrenaline was pumping making me shake as I thought I wasn't going to get my shot ! I had spent ages sneaking up on him. What happened next was so funny. After I got a few shots I moved away, he then ran straight at me like a bat out of hell and bit me :rofl: I still have the scar !!!

and thank you ;-)
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow! Talk about quite an experience! No wonder you're so happy about this shot :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent work! :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thank you agin Billy ;-)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Awesome :clap: This awesome bird was once very common in the area where I live, but I didn't see it for a years.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
hey stranger - thank you yes their numbers are declining everywhere ;-(
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Yes, it is unfortunately true.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really wicked! These guys can be quite shy unless you're approaching a male during the breeding season. :wow:
A true winner for sure!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you very much Matte, do you get many where you are ??
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have quite many here in the forests of Sweden. But since I live in Skåne, the southern part of Sweden with alot of agriculture, They aren't so common here. :P
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
When I was hiking in the Cairngorms, these would hide in the heathers, unaccustomed to human presence, and then spring from under my feet at the last moment. That was an experience! Nearly cost me a heart attack a couple of times. ;)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Wow lucky you for even getting a glimpse , some people have spent years looking for them
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Probably, but I'm talking about most remote places. You wouldn't possible get there in one day from the nearest human settlement. Oh, brings back memories... :)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your comment makes me laugh i will refrain from making a naughty comment lol
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Why lol ????
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well... do i really have to spell it out???? lol
i will whisper it in your friend sean's ear someday if he is around lol
i have a very strange humor my friend, sean will probably just shrug lol
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
this reminds me of a turkey
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Ssssshhh don't say that you'll hurt his feelings !
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a cool bird !!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
He certainly is, another of my favourite ! :-)
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Now this one's expression is very similar to my sister's look when she's had it... Pfffffftttt :rofl: I love it! :heart:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Had what ???? Lol Thank you hun :hug:
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bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You know, when she's had it as in had enough... And that's the sound she'd make "pfffffffft" :nana:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
ah that way :devil:
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zv3zda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Remind me a Flamenco dancer, I don't know, may be the pose and the 'fan' are similar! :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You've been drinking more if that 'funny' stuff again lol
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zv3zda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
No, I did not drink anything (just water) :). But, may be, I have had illusion by seeing through glass. :lol:
I meant I did not try to be funny with that, but I really don't know I why I thought like this way (the bird is like a Flamenco dancer)! :crazy:
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steppeland Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Photographer
Wow, awesome! I really love your bird portraits!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you so much again :-)
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how you caught the feathers!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you Jade ::-)
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PencilLover Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
"Yeah, that's right bitches!" :D
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You know him soooo well !!
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PencilLover Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Of course I do, he's my homie! :D
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   General Artist
royal indeed !
awesome character really,
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you again Phil :-)
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
always welcome and a pleasure,
i really like this royal character :laughing:
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mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
wow !!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
thank you ;-)
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mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Congratulation !
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