Displaying Grouse for Asbed
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-10-28 16:56]
their is days that when i am tired i just come to see photos
without critiquing or posting, the last days was like that,
i love to see photos to navigate from a site to another is just relaxing
tonight was the same think, after going and viewing
birds photos on a French nature photos forums,
one in France and another in Québec, then i decide to come
here in TN, and when i saw this ruffed grouse shot
and when i read in the title dedicated to me, you can not kno Rick
how much i was happy, i will continu in French
« d'une minute à l'autre ma fatigue est partis »
(i am kno more tired after viewing this shot)
what a superb shot of this male Ruffed Grouse
displaying to a female, i think you kno, by e-mails,
friends where asking « if you where an animal,
what do you want to be », if i was an animal o would
like to be a Male Ruffed Grouse having my territory and fewe females (LOL)
i love your low POV that is at the level of the grouse,
also fine framing, from several ways we can kno a male ruffed grouse,
one of that ways is : you see that red patch on his eye,
i love to see it on this image, excellent sharpness
and details of its wonderful plumage, TFS
Merci Beaucoup Rick
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-28 18:08]
Your Cypress Hills look much like my area south of this safe zone in apartment...as you have both seen and noted...but you seem to be a bit more lucky...I see aviaries in the air usually but for some reason you seem to walk softly and carry a big lens:-) to re-invent and old phrase..
I will take this time to let folks and you know that my partner of 43 years is getting better...every day is a crossroads...I never know whether I will waken here or...? but to have had the opportunity to be on TN...and see folks as you who care so much for nature...that alone carries me on...
I ran into a flock of these two days ago...and as they ALWAYS do they came out of brush quickly and very close...and I had a camera in hand, instead of the rifle I used to carry in the wilds...but did I get a picture? No! That is the difference I reckon...a fine shot...perhaps if I get my legs totally back...I shall do same...with the good will of god..
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-10-28 21:42]
These little birds amaze me.
I have been chased down trails yelling like a schoolgirl,as one of the tough little buggers attacks me.Boy do I feel silly after.(more than once)
I have been known to stop my vehicle on very busy highways to escort them and the chicks quickly across too.(also more than once)
This is a fine display of ruffed up feathers.
Nicely positioned in the frame.
Excellent natural look and details.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-10-28 23:47]
spettacolare momento di cattura di questo bellissimo tetraonide che si esibisce in parata in tutto il suo splendore, molto bella anche la composizione con l'ambiente naturale, ottima definzione, molto belli e naturali i colori.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-10-29 1:55]
Very good capture.Good composition ,sharp details with nice colors.Also like your POV.
Best regards Siggi
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-10-29 3:33]
Beautiful capture of this Grouse displaying and amazing how close you must have got here. I've seen the Black Grouse displaying here but only at a far distance. It's lovely to watch them showing off! You managed good focus on the eye and details and colours are beautiful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2008-10-29 4:06]
Interesting species. I don't know haw many Bonasa species are in Europe, but in Romania are probably 2 or 3. So, thanks that I can see more species. I like the low POV, and you capture the bird with perfect sharp, even that some little dried plants are staying between your camera and the bird.
Kind regards, Oana
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-10-29 6:54]
Excellent capture of that Grouse.Beautiful pose win a natural location.Sharp image with great feather detail.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-10-29 12:38]
estupenda captura y dedicatoria,
detalles y pov...
magnífico disparo en su natural habitat,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-10-30 13:11]
A fab shot of this displaying Grouse.
Great focusing through the branches - that must have been hard!