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    Default Grey Partridge

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    This is a bird which I have been wanting to photograph for a while. I was out photographing waders, when, on returning to where I was parked, I saw four Grey Partridges near to the vehicle. I couldn't believe my luck, as they are usually so difficult to get close to. I got myself into position and managed to get close to them, by hiding in some shrubs, and slowly crawling towards where they were feeding. They obviously never saw me, and I managed quite a few shots before they ran off into the undergrowth.

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    Nice work, Wil. Just about perfect frontal light and nice low POV. Colors on the bird look good (although I have never seen one), feather detail looks great, lovely image. Thank you for sharing.
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    Beautiful image. Tack sharp feather detail. The close cut lawn allows for an unobstructed view.

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    Lovely shot Will, as you say note an easy bird to photograph - or find! Looks good as is , you may wish to consider selecting the bird and making and adjustment layer - curves - luminosity and selectively pulling down a tiny bit, this makes it pop beautifully.

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    What a great image William! Always so nice to get a bird you've been wanting to photograph. Tack sharp, lovely colours and detail. Certainly worth getting low and crawling for. Now...where's the pear tree? lol

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    Very nice frame of this partridge. The green background is great. The light looks nice. Detail on the bird looks great.

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    Well done agree with all the compliments above.

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    Excellent Image.

    Love the background. Head Angle and Point of view.

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    Thanks guys....Much appreciated

    Will

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    A nice shot of a tough species! We have these in Canada; they sometimes escape from someone's property in the countryside and set off the rare bird alert, but they usually only appear in the winter. Are they native to the UK and Europe?

    Nice front-on but not harsh light, perfect BG, and all the details in the feathers come out.

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