Red Grouse - Male - Calling - 6

Canon 1Ds - 800mm - 1/640th @ f10 - ISO 400

 

My first proper go at nature photography with a long lens. There was a little sun on and off during the session, which clearly lifts the subject and provides a natural catchlight.

 

The birds were very compliant as I sat in the car, tripod set up, and shooting through the passenger window - they even walked closer at times. Thanks to Chris at the camera club for suggesting the spots to stop.

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Taken on November 7, 2009