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Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse
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Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-18 12:02
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This very friendly Ruffed Grouse made his or her first appearance flying after my brother's car on a country road. It tried to land on the front bumper and even appeared as though it wanted to jump right in the car!
My brother took me to the spot in the hopes it would still be there - and we weren't disappointed.
This friendly and curious beauty came right up to us, and seemed to truly enjoy the company. It picked at some leaves and made soft ''grouse'' sounds every once in a while.
It posed for me by ruffling up its feathers, just as we were getting up to leave.
Sadly, it's no longer to be found these days. Hopefully it has just moved on to another area and hasn't been killed by a hunter or predator.

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hello Lissa

i like this ruffed grouse's expression on the image
and like too the way the tail is open,
excellent sharpness and details of the subject

there is too many grouses who pass
from one wood to another of counntry highways
or roads and are hit bye the cars



  • Great 
  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-10-19 17:09]

Hello Lissa,
What a great shot You've done! I like this bird and your picture is just great...TFS

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