View Full Version : ruffed grouse

01-14-2010, 10:30 PM
passed this grouse on the way home from the mountains one day, it was standing right alongside the road, and didn't move, even when i pulled a u-turn and came back for a second look. i think it thought i couldn't see it with its marvelous camouflage! i parked on the opposite shoulder, rolled down the window of the Jeep, poked the lens out the window, and snapped some shots from about 20 feet away, then went a little ways up the road, made another u-turn, and headed for home again. the bird finally left by the time i passed the spot again... 40D, 100-400L @ 310mm, 1/50 sec @ f/5.6...


Mad Aussie
01-14-2010, 11:00 PM
Great shot. The effort was worth it obviously! :)

01-15-2010, 08:03 AM
nicely spotted! She does look like she'd blend right in.

01-20-2010, 12:21 PM
Yes it does take it's camoflauge for granted. We have grouse here as well and you can get about a foot from them before they fly away(clumsly). But that does prove to be good for photographing them, nice shot!