Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

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Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

Post by PhilA » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:46 pm

With a brownish-dun cast to the feathers, I think Gambel's Quail is more handsome than either California Quail or Mountain Quail. Lots of good feathers on the head, neck, and back.

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Re: Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:17 pm

Phil, your Gambels Quail looks a lot browner than mine. Is it the lighting or is yours really that brownish? I bought mine from BRF.
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Re: Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

Post by PhilA » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:28 pm

John,
It's not the lighting. When color is important, I manually set the white balance with a photography standard right before taking the shots. (See the white balance card below.) Both of these skins were bought at Blue Ribbon Flies.

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Gambel's Quail vary in color, and I seek out skins that are have more of the brownish dun. The photo above is a male (L) and a female (R), but that's not the source of the color difference. I've seen such variation in both sexes. Your photo shows very little of the brownish dun, and mostly on the wings and back. Any chance your white balance is a little off?
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Re: Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:23 am

Phil, my white balance is set too. I used my camera, not my iPhone for my photo. My Gambels Quail is truly gray in color. I like the gray color since I use it mainly for tying wings on some soft hackle patterns.

Does the female Gambels Quail have softer feathers?
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Re: Gambel's Quail - Reference Photos

Post by tie2fish » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:25 am

Here's a shot of a more grey Gambel's quail that I bought here in the East ...
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