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This image is not so much about the Red Grouse(Lagopus lagopus) but more about its moorland habitat. This is a near full frame capture with just a little cropped away from the RHS and base and the bird is at a distance of 31.6m. I just loved the colours and abstract qualities and textures of the winter moorland vegetation. The image was taken at Lochindorb, near Grant Town on Spey, Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Many thanks for your support of yesterdays upload - always highly appreciated 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 - 12:27 PM
Focal Length:700mm taken 31.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Winter Moorland Colours
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:5 Apr 2013 - 11:12 AM
Tags:Cairngorms national park, Colours, Habitat, Highlands, Lagopus lagopus, Lochindorb, Red grouse, Scotland, Wildlife / nature, Winter moorland
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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 11:22 AM

A real beauty Sylvia, great composition and us of DOF

David

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johnke
johnke  155 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 12:01 PM

A beautiful image Sylvia and right where he should be in its natural habitat and this is depicted so well ...John

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 - 12:37 PM

Beautiful. Nicely presented.

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 12:41 PM

The tendency is to want to crop in on the bird but this works so much better for the reason you have stated, another wonderful image. - gary

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 1:34 PM

Very well presented, and the detail on the bird is spot onGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 1:52 PM

Like spotting a needle in a haystack. Great capture........Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 8:37 PM

Great shot Sylvia. This one wants play hide and seek it seems.!!!
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 10:06 PM

A lovely area for the backgrounds of these magnificent birds Sylvia
a great image
Lillian

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 9:01 AM

lovely to see it in the natural habitat Sylvia.

Trev

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 9:10 PM

This magnificent bird beautifully isolated against it's highland habitat, a very well captured image Sylvia.
David

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 - 5:58 PM

Another great image Sylvia.

Tom.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 8:46 PM

A wonderful image of this gamebird in its natural habitat, what a pleasure it must have been to see these in the wiild

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