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Red Grouse

Red Grouse
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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 2:17
Viewed: 3260
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin name.
Lagopus lagopus

Grouse (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.

Where to see them
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.

When to see them
All year round

What they eat
Heather, seeds, berries, insects

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a wonderful pose of pretty Red Grouse from POV and against blurry BG. superb colors and timing. focus, DOF and composition very nice. thanks for sharing this beauty, Mark. congratulations really. well done

Hi Mark,
great picture! Great POV and DOF, beautifully blurred BG, great sharpness of the subject, interesting composition!

Bonjour Mark,
L'attitude du sujet est belle et il est relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Mark
beautifulimage of a subject not often seen on TN, this red grouse have a nice pose, and is well placed in the frame, lovely natural environment
superb BG and colors
Have a good night

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