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California Quail


California Quail

The beautiful coloration of this male California Quail (the State Bird) shows vividly against the neutral grays of the surrounding rocks, and the out of focus greens of the foliage, with its distinctive curved head plume visible (with the curve echoed in the fern behind). Their habitat varies widely from the moist coast out to the edge of the desert, and they range from Washington down to Baja California. A large lens aperture creates a narrow area of sharp focus, drawing attention back to the bird.

Kodachrome Professional film,
natural light,telephoto lens


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