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Dusky Grouse, Courtship Display


Posted by ken archer on Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:48 pm

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This handsome Dusky Grouse puts on his best show to impress a nearby female. Springtime in the Colorado Rockies.

Canon 5D MkIV, 100-400mm, Gitzo Tripod & BH-55 Ballhead, all manual settings using spot meter, 1/1250, f8. ISO 800

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by david fletcher on Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:00 pm
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Killer display Ken. A knockout for the ladies. Super framing and low angle. Nicely done!
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by Mary Brun on Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:57 pm
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Great capture this one.
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by Cindy Marple on Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:58 pm
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Wow, what a great display he puts on! Nicely done to catch the moment with a pleasing setting.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:08 pm
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Excellent display pose, Nice OOF background.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:40 am
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Classic display and excellent capture, Ken! Who could resist this performance......

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by ADKShooter on Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:48 pm
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Great looking image of this grouse's display. My recollection photographing Spruce Grouse is that the fanning of the tail is fairly quick. If that is also the case with the Dusky Grouse you timed it perfectly. Well done.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:44 am
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Cool image of this display, Ken!
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