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Red Grouse

By CraigJones  
Photo of the rarely seen female picking away at the lichen on these huge,wind-shaped rocks that litter the landscape of the Peak District/UK.I liked the texture and feel of these rocks and have composed it like this to try and convey the size of these rocks,which the grouse live in and around within this tough environment.After a walk to the summit they make a great place to hide away and wait for these very jump birds to hopefully turn up,the layed background is the valley beneath.Thanks for looking

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mynett, mudge, Imagephotographics and 30 more

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11 Dec 2009 10:26AM
Great shot


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Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 10:29AM
thank you for sharing, never seen one in the wild and the colours are wonderful with the hint of heather tones

11 Dec 2009 10:33AM
Fantastic shot. A
FredF 11 1 France
11 Dec 2009 10:36AM
wow superb bird, great colours and details.

WildLight 10 145 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 10:49AM
Fantastic shot of this Grouse!
Superb clarity and detail.
Excellent background too.

11 Dec 2009 10:57AM
nice shot
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 10:59AM
Wonderful shot.#
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
11 Dec 2009 11:22AM
have only managed to catch a glimpse of one. beautifully done, you must have loads of patience.lesley
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 12:04PM
wonderful detail and colours craig a brilliant capture Wink
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 1:33PM
Excellent capture Craig, great comp and BG too.
forestfotos 8 4 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2009 1:49PM
Well caught Craig! brilliant colours
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Dec 2009 1:54PM
An unusual capture Craig. I have never seen one ( apart from that fella on the whisky bottle!! ) Well done for your patience.
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
11 Dec 2009 3:40PM
a fantastic bird, aswell as the image too

11 Dec 2009 5:18PM
Thank you everyone it was well worth the walk!lol

all the best

9 10 10 England
11 Dec 2009 5:22PM
What a super image.
gwood 10 England
11 Dec 2009 7:05PM
Well taken capture..
11 Dec 2009 9:55PM
She is very beautiful, nice captured and superb shot Craig!
cbr900 9 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2009 7:48AM
Superb image, Craig, love it.


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