WINNER of the Best of Letter Q Challenge in the Alphabet Soup Group

2nd Place in the Birds Category – Order – Galliformes – Grouse, Quail, Ptarmigan, Partridge, Pheasant, Cracidae Callenge in th Nature Photography Challenge Group

3rd Place in the Time For a New Start Challenge in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

Featured in “Alphabet Soup” May 2010
Featured in “Pacific Northwest” October 2011
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” November 2011
Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” January 2013

Editors choice for Bird Photo Of The Week in the
World As We See It, or as we missed it Group for week ending January 27th, 2013

A juvenile California Quail checks out a noise behind and a new shoot of ivy conveniently creeps into the picture.
Photographed in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island BC Canada

Canon 40D
1/2500 sec f8 ISO 400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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Comments

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 5 years ago

    Awe,…so adorable!!! So nicely framed with a lovely feel of spring! : )

  • Thank you so much Sandy, glad you like it!

    – Martin Smart

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelabout 5 years ago

    Nice catch light in the eye, too!

  • Thanks very much Gary!

    – Martin Smart

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 5 years ago

    What a gentle image.

  • Thank you Lee-Anne, that’s a really nice way to describe it!

    – Martin Smart

  • Al Williscroft
    Al Williscroftabout 5 years ago

    Very cool shot Martin!!!

  • Thanks very much Al, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • jules572
    jules572about 5 years ago

    Great shot Martin. I think you got his attention…Jules

  • …and I was trying to be so quiet Jules! Thanks so much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 5 years ago

    cute baby quail

  • Thank you George!

    – Martin Smart

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 5 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks very much Robert!

    – Martin Smart

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoabout 5 years ago

    Lovely wildlife image.

  • Thank you so much Carla!

    – Martin Smart

  • DigitallyStill
    DigitallyStillabout 5 years ago

    Awesome photo Martin. Beautifully composed!

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

  • Thank you very much for your visit and kind comments Francine!

    – Martin Smart

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeabout 5 years ago

    This is an amazing shot well done Marvin.

  • Thank you so much Rosemaree, I appreciate your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

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