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Dusky Grouse


Posted by David J. Bogener on Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:17 pm

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Since the name change, I have been unable to find and photograph a dusky grouse in the Rockies during my brief annual visits.  I found this fellow in Grand Teton N. P..  I slowly circled to get the best mid-day light I could find.  As I took a knee to get a lower angle I was nearly blindsided by three running mule deer.  They missed me, but ran right over the top of my photo subject.  He flew, I cursed.  I got this one frame before he flew.  7D2, Sigma 150-600mmC@275mm, F5.6, 1/1600, ISO 800, -0.33 EC, handheld.  Thanks for any comments or suggestions, Dave

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:46 pm
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Nice image and an interesting story.
 

by Ron Day on Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:07 pm
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Nice shot — good detail, and attractive habitat. Exciting story as well.
 

by himadri roy on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:32 am
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Nice image of this species.
 

by WDCarrier on Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:47 am
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Well, whatever the adverse circumstances, you nailed it!
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by david fletcher on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:55 am
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love the story. good capture Dave.
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by Mike in O on Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:20 am
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Nice capture...I live in an area with both Sooty and Dusky formally known as Blue Grouse and now just referred to as Forest Grouse. It gets complicated distinguishing between the 2 birds.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:02 am
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Excellent shot in dramatic circumstances, Dave! Well done.

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