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I was lucky to be able to approach this male Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus) from below, as it perched on the crest of a hillock in the moorlands at Lochindorb in the Cairngorms National Park.
This image is cropped in to about 65%. Taken 22.7m from subject, tripod

Thank you all so much again for your overwhelming support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Carole(Rolepics), Gary(gary_d), Sandy(Daisymaye), Adrian(tomcat) and Richard (MossyOak) for their User Awards. All highly appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Mar 2013 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 22.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:"The Famous Grouse"
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:23 Mar 2013 - 2:55 PM
Tags:Bird, Cairngorms national park, Game-bird, Lagopus lagopus, Lochindorb, Male, Moorland, Red grouse, Sylvia fresson, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:49
Voters:redken60 · Ted447 · pdunstan_Greymoon · Derek_Fearn · georgiepoolie · Bzox · gwynn56 · cabbie · Niknut · M_squared · Silverzone · ColleenA · MalcolmM · Brian65 · pudd64 · mauriceegan · johnke · WindowonWildlife · brownsilent · Maiwand · dave1967 · richmowil · Greyheron · RonnieAG · tommyld · boov · gary_d · Mynett · Paintman · tomcat · andykay1967 · Norfolkboy · jennialexander · Stace · andylea · RichieL · helenlinda · johnjo58 · Holmewood · Glostopcat · Sue_R · Ray42 · Alan_Baseley · MossyOak · PhilSingleton · chalkhillblue · PhillipMinnis · almiles · FeatherFriend ·
Views:147
Unique Views:76

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Ted447
Ted447 Plus Member 286 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

Beautiful image, seen this sort of scene myself at Lochindorb, will be up that way again in June.TedGrinGrin

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Bzox
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23 Mar 2013 - 3:34 PM

Great image.

Zoran

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M_squared
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23 Mar 2013 - 3:49 PM

Lovely PoV. Well-composed image.

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ColleenA
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23 Mar 2013 - 4:04 PM

A stunning capture, well doneGrinGrin

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johnke
johnke  2107 forum posts South Africa11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 4:46 PM

Super detail in the feathers and that foreground is amazing, beautiful image in anyone's book...Jojm

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WindowonWildlife
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23 Mar 2013 - 5:11 PM

Wonderful comp and colours Sylvia, excellent work Smile

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 5:13 PM

This is a very beautiful image of this bird. And a great specimen, because it can come your way in liquid form as well. And then... you better take a good gulp... than a wee dram! Smile
Johanna

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Maiwand
Maiwand  8 England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 5:26 PM

Lovely image; a super natural shot.really looks the part as a natural presentation. Another winner Sylvia.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6302 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 5:40 PM

Stunning Image!!

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

Delightful composition Sylvia - lovely detail and colouring too...

Mike

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 5:54 PM

Excellent, Sylvia.
Ronnie,

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tommyld
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23 Mar 2013 - 5:59 PM

A lovely well composed image Sylvia.
Tom.

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96210 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 6:26 PM

Excellent take again Sylvia

Thanks for the info - will talk about it with you sometimeWink

Adrian

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johnjo58
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23 Mar 2013 - 9:31 PM

Stunner Sylvia, love the bird, compositions and tones

David

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Glostopcat
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23 Mar 2013 - 11:06 PM

A marvellous image of this moorland bird in its natural habitat

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 7:09 AM

A great shot again Sylvia - nearly as good as the one in the bottle!!! HicWinkWink

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 3:35 PM

Very well stalked and with a tripod as well to that distance Sylvia. Great selective focus and dof. Personally I might have reduced about half of the foreground as it is wasted and presented it as a Letterbox presentation.
Richard

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PhilSingleton
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24 Mar 2013 - 5:12 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia.

Phil.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 8:42 PM

Excellent work once again Sylvia, very well captured, lovely colour and detail.
David

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