|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This was a lucky sighting. Driving in the early morning through the very lonely Highlands in Scotland.|
It stood still just long enough to take some shots!
The red grouse is endemic to the British Isles; it has developed in isolation from other subspecies of the willow ptarmigan which are widespread in northern parts of Eurasia and North America.
It is found across most parts of Scotland, including Orkney, Shetland and most of the Outer Hebrides. They are only absent from urban areas, such as the Central Belt, the flatter areas of the north-east and around Fife.
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- [2016-06-24 11:21]
Salut Pierre,en effect il est pas facile se trouver si proche a cet espece,tu as tres bien exploite' cette opportunite',capture bien detailee' malgre' la position difficile parmi les herbes! Bon WE et merci,Luciano
Thanks for visiting my gallery. I am for a very short holiday in Danube Delta....a paradise for birds...
Splendid bird with lovely colorful head.
- [2016-06-25 3:18]
Beautiful photo taken from a very good low POV. Excellent sharpness and DOF. Nice light and colours.
It's nice to see a walking bird from its own world; I mean as low as POV. Like the way you captured this "Red Grouse". Good details with natural color (Just read and watched about this species in Google). Grass blades are showing its beautiful natural habitat.
Thanks for showing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,
Bom dia Pierre,
I wonder what the position was the position where you got to make this beautiful capture without scaring the bird ...
Have a nice Sunday.
- [2016-06-27 10:38]
You were very fortunate to have spotted this lovely Red Grouse while on your drive. A beautiful bird with attractive red head markings and a pretty chocolate colored plumage. Great eye contact with a bit of catchlight. TFS.