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Feb 7, 2012, 1:31:06 PM
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The icing on the cake - Ptarmigan by Jamie-MacArthur The icing on the cake - Ptarmigan by Jamie-MacArthur
Spent quite a few hours going up the Cairn Gorms (a mountain range in Scotland) to get this. I was freezing but it was worth it. I only fell 5 times lol but it was a soft landing
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PinkieShyFIM Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard about these before. Do they have a brown coat of feathers in summer?
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
yes they do
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PinkieShyFIM Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really great photo! I love Ptarmigans and hope to go up North sometime to find and photograph them. :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
they really are worth finding ;-) good luck ;-)
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Haha, I'll need it. ;)
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Esktasy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
So much adorableness crammed into one tiny bird... ptarmigans are awesome.
And I love their fluffy, feathery feet ;_;
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
thank you again ;-)
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice photo =D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
you are very kind ;-)
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ArtAvsA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I love this bird.
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
thank you very much ;-)
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I've spent quite some time hiking in the Cairngorms, but have never seen one of these. Beautiful. :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
took me a few time too ! cheers ;-)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This shot made ptarmigans about 20% cooler.
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
only 20 ;-( ?
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, they are absolutely stunning! ;)
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mischief-in-action Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
GYAHHHHHHHHHHHHH too adorable!!!! I just want to hug and squeeze it!!!!!!!!
*sorry, I must have sounded so scary especially to the poor bird* :ashamed:
Awesome shot as always, and argh, I hope you're alright; I'm glad it was a soft landing! :o
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It's comments like this That mes me wish I was the ptarmigan :rofl:
I was fine after a few days thank you :-)
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mischief-in-action Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Ahahahaha! Aww I'm generous with my hugs, Jamie, so on top of mine for the ptarmigan, here's one for you too! :huggle: :D :D
I'm glad you're fine! :squee: :D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
:hug: ;-)
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:iconzv3zda:
zv3zda Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Nice abstract art! I love the dots on the white background although I don't understand what do they mean! :slow:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
thank you Zv3zda the white ones are fine snow, the dark ones are probably marks on my sensor lol
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:iconzv3zda:
zv3zda Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Quick solution, you can use 'cloned tool' in photo editor(s) to fix the the 'dots', and the photo will be perfect white (I know you are very good at Photoshop). :dance:

:lmao:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
yes I know, I just didn't notice them when I uploaded the ;-(
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:iconzv3zda:
zv3zda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Damn, after read your comment I now just notice the REAL 'dots' (cause of marks on your camera)!
I thought that we have been joking! :rofl:
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:iconpencillover:
PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
"I'm fluffy and I love it!"
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Lol he has to be in the cold weather !
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:iconpencillover:
PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Shut up, you're ruining my comment! :D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:lick: :lick:
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:iconpencillover:
PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
And don't stuck out your tongue at me youn-OLD MAN!!! :mwahaha:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Aha that was nearly funny :lick:
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:iconpencillover:
PencilLover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I know! :D
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