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Black Grouse

Black Grouse
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, Sony SAL 14 TC
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Grouse photos, Small bird, big World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-12 1:20
Viewed: 4592
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last night we had some snow again,when looking in my archives I found this black grouse lekking,picture is made in Finland taken out from a hide,we were that day unfortunate with the distance these black grouses were,anyway since I havent posted a black grouse before on TN,in due time I hope to go back (or evt in sweden) to capture this beatifull bird from a closer distance,picture is fairly cropped and taken with 300mm with 1,4X teleconvertor,tfw.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-12 1:23]

Hello Paul
Nice capture , I like the light and colors of this shot.
Well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-12 5:34]

Hi Paul
Nice capture.Wedo not see that species to often down here.This a nicely composed image with good POV.I also like the nice black and red colors of the grouse.
TFS Michel

hello Paul

beautiful photography of the Black Grouse,
i love photographys like this where we see the bird from far
and with him we see his environement, i decide to add
your photo on a theme created by Bob (eqshannon) : Small Bird Big World,

your photo is shot with fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness
and details of the Black Grouse, TFS


hallo Paul
super foto mooie compositie
dat je deze tegekomen bent
super vogel
groetjes lou

Hallo Paul,

Hiervan leven er nog ongevee 17 van in Nederland.
Mooi geplaats in de foto en in zijn natuurlijke omgeving.
mooie natuurlijke kleuren.


Hi Paul,
Excellent capture of Black Grouse lekking; good POV, composition, sharp fine details and bright natural colours.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-12 22:14]

this species is so hard to catch. we have only one photographer who shoot this species in my country.
thanks for sharing this wonder of nature

A pesar de la lejanía y dificultad de la toma, un buen documento sin duda. Espero que os llegue pronto el buen tiempo !
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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