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Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)

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It wasn't easy stalking these shy, wild birds across open, windswept moorland in sporadic flurries of snow. Could hear them calling but as soon as we approached the area of the sound, they were off! They are very well camouflaged and elusive. This image is cropped in to about 65%.

Red Grouse(Lagopus lagopus) Family Tetraonidae
The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird. It has a plump body, a short tail and a lightly hook-tipped bill. It is reddish-brown, with its legs and feet covered in pale feathers. Birds breed in the UK in the uplands of the north and west and are resident all year round, travelling very little in their lives. The population is declining, perhaps linked to diseases and the loss of heather moorland.
The best place to see this bird is on upland heather moors, when is suddenly rockets up from the heather when disturbed to fly off with fast-whirring wingbeats. Can be seen all year round, feeding on heather, seeds, berries and insects.

Description taken from RSPB website

My thanks to you all for your great support of my last upload and a special thank you to Pete for the HC - 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:8 Mar 2013 - 11:45 AM
Focal Length:700mm taken 19.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM
Tags:Cairngorms national park, Gamebird, Lagopus lagopus, Lochindorb, Moorland, Red grouse, Tetraonidae, Wild, Wildlife / nature, Windswept
Votes:72

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great colours well captured - I like this image a lot!!

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PhilSingleton
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:58 AM

Another lovely image Sylvia. I really like the predominantly brown tones within the image, with the red flash above the eye, providing a bit of colour SmileSmile

Phil.

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
18 Mar 2013 - 11:26 AM

Amazing color and great capture !
Chen

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tommyld
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:05 PM

Lovely sharp detail, and colors Sylvia, what an excellent shot.
Tom.

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M_squared
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:10 PM

Well captured. Great image. Lovely tones.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:26 PM

You live in a lovely area, and have great portfolio. but im challenging you. Time for a nice Ptarmagin photo on top of the Cairngorm Grin.

No lifts mind you, has to be the hard way and in a blizzard Grin

Top work, regards Mossy.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 12:50 PM


Quote: You live in a lovely area, and have great portfolio. but im challenging you. Time for a nice Ptarmagin photo on top of the Cairngorm Grin.

No lifts mind you, has to be the hard way and in a blizzard Grin

Top work, regards Mossy.

Will take up your challenge next year, Mossy, when I next make the trip up from the South Coast - will be beyond my three score years and ten and will hopefully have my 800mm with me by then WinkTongueGrin hope you have a nice Ptarmigan shot taken in such conditions to show us? Wink

Last Modified By teocali at 18 Mar 2013 - 12:56 PM

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RonnieAG
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:43 PM

700mm.........I'd never even have spotted it at that distance never mind capture a shot and an excellent one like this; very short range of sharpness at 700mm. and f/5.6 but you have cracked it, Sylvia, testimony to your expertise.
Ronnie.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:27 PM

Excellent image,

Ali

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wenlock
wenlock  8 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 2:32 PM

sharp

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gary_d
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18 Mar 2013 - 3:46 PM

Well you got there in the end and what a fantastic result. - gary

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Maiwand
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18 Mar 2013 - 4:13 PM

Glorious natural looking capture Sylvia. A marvellous shot.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Craggwildlife
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18 Mar 2013 - 4:22 PM

excellent capture well presented

David

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mauriceegan
18 Mar 2013 - 4:28 PM

Great image and for you you I'm sure worth all the effort to capture it
Maurice

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AnnChown
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18 Mar 2013 - 5:36 PM

Super clarity Sylvia - love the composition and pose! More top work!
Ann

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FeatherFriend
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18 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

Pin sharp and in a wonderful natural setting Sylvia, you couldn't ask for more Wink
Geoff.

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

Another Excellent capture,sylvia,
kev.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 6:57 PM

I have seen these but never managed a shot, fast and shy no chance for me - you did well and its a great shot

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:35 PM

We had the Turkey, now it's the Chicken's turnWink

Seriously Sylvia, a fine composition, with the subject well placed in it's habitat

Adrian

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Norfolkboy
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:12 PM

Outstanding image yet again, Sylvia.
Colin

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johnjo58
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:09 PM

Superb composition Sylvia that really shows off the bird in its natural habitat
David

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Lillian
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:27 PM

Really Beautiful Sylvia,
very successful trip for all these great shots, you must be really
proud sorting through them
Lillian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:34 PM

OMG I'm underneath Lillian, Wink
Superbly stalked and a great low pov and dof Sylvia
The detail and positioning in frame is superb, very well worked
Richard

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Ray42
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19 Mar 2013 - 6:59 AM

Another superb shot Sylvia - looks as if you had a right beano of a trip

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chalkhillblue
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19 Mar 2013 - 1:40 PM

Very well captured Sylvia, lovely colour and detail, you certainly packed a lot into
your trip, very, very successful.
David

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Glostopcat
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19 Mar 2013 - 8:31 PM

A fine shot of this iconic moorland bird Sylvia, what a pleasure it must have been to see and photograph it in its natural habitat

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19 Mar 2013 - 8:57 PM

Superb image Sylvia - showing you its eye marking well.
Brian.

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