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Ruffed Grouse chick

Ruffed Grouse chick
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-10 13:12
Viewed: 1701
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, one of the most magical moments
of my wildlife photography year 2016
it is wen I had the chance to photograph
a Mommy Ruffed Grouse incubation her chicks
and then some of the chicks alone like this one.
It was something I had been looking for several years

1/160s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm)


« Find This Bird
Seeing the secretive Ruffed Grouse can be quite difficult—although
it can be easy to hear them when they are drumming. To track
one down, note the locations where you hear drumming males—this
is generally most frequent very early in the morning. Otherwise,
you may encounter foraging birds simply by walking slowly and
quietly through appropriate forest, or while driving along narrow
forested roads. In winter, watch for Ruffed Grouse feeding on
deciduous-tree buds in bare treetops along a road. »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-01-10 13:23]

Hi Asbed,this is a grea scoop! A very lucky meeting and an excellent capture too despite the difficult location,the bird is very bright and sharp in this carpet of dead leaves,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Asbed,

Les feuilles cadrent bien l'oisillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'oisillon de la Gélinotte huppée. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-10 18:43]

Hello Asbed,
A thrilling moment I'm sure, and one you will always remember. I have never seen a baby grouse in the nest like this, but I have accidentally flushed them from beneath my feet.
Nicely focused and captured in a cute pose. Its color makes it almost disappear in the leaf litter.

Hello Asbed,
Nice presentation. You are lucky!
Well captured this little one with good exposure and details. Like its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, great camouflage for lovely bird, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Lovely shot, with excellent colors making the chick stand out against background. Well focused on the chick, with DOF blurring unnecessary detail in the surroundings.

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