Not A Pear Tree In Sight / Gray Partridge by Gary Fairhead

Not A Pear Tree In Sight / Gray Partridge by 

Best viewed large….also known as a Hungarian Partidge and Its been ages since I photographed this species…very stealthy ( hunters love them too) ….Photographed in Ottawa Ontario Canada with a Canon 7D and 500F4 and manually exposed at ISO 250 at F6.3 for 1/1000 sec …slight crop for presentation.

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  • irideus
    irideusover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture, Gary!

  • Thanks very much Aaron.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 3 years ago

    They’re really a beautiful bird if you can capture them!! Excellent work, Gary!

  • Thanks very much Deb,,,they are indeed a pretty bird but they sure can blend into the habitat when they need to …a liitle brush and they disapear :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenover 3 years ago

    Love the pose and exposure Gary. Well done!

  • Thanks very much Stephen…it was a surprise and delight to see them.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Wow, that a superb shot, Gary….the detail and color on this striking bird is really something..

  • Thanks very much Kat…I want to repeat the experience :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Many thanks Kathy :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature Kim…much appreciated!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Nice find and a wonderful image Gary

  • Thanks Daniel…see you soon :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago


  • Many thanks swaby:-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyover 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much Robert

    – Gary Fairhead

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtover 3 years ago

    This capture is fantastic Gary…I’ve never seen a partridge (typo in your title). Instanat fave! This is a first for me in 2012. Thank you very much for sharing this detailed and colourful quite attractive bird. Cheers, Louise

  • Thanks very much Louise and thanks for the heads up on my typo…now fixed :-) These birds sometimes congregate along roads…usually dirt roads in agricultural areas. The Winter is a great time to see them because there is less cover and they will come to the roadside for water , salt or grit. A little bush or tall grass and they blend in so well they disapear.

    – Gary Fairhead

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