Chukar Portrait

Chukar PortraitChukar Portrait – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

While photographing Black-billed Magpies last week I noticed a pair of Chukars up close and decided to take portraits of the closest bird. It isn’t all that often that these upland game birds get this close to me so I jumped at the opportunity.

The Chukars on Antelope Island State Park have been calling from the rocks and chasing each other around through the sage, rabbitbrush and boulders for a couple of weeks now and their squabbles are always great fun to watch and photograph.

It won’t be long and there will be little Chukars running around!

Life is good.

Mia

P.S. I didn’t spot any curlews yesterday.

5 Comments

  1. Elephant's Child March 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I do love to see the avian Beagle Boys. Thank you.

  2. Nancy Collins March 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Gorgeous Mia!

  3. Sarah Mayhew March 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Very nice! Pretty bird. I have never seen one.

  4. Patty Chadwick March 16, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Great portrait…these birds have such dramatic coloring and color patterns they’re always a pleasure to see, especially after such a loooong, colld, dreary, black and white winter!

  5. Patty Chadwick March 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Great portrait…these birds have such dramatic coloring and color patterns they’re always a pleasure to see, especially after such a loooong, ocold, dreary, black and white winter!

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