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    I had a trip to my favourite Glen at the weekend. There was snow higher up on the mountains, which I wanted to get in the image. I drove up a track as far as I could go, then walked for a distance until I got to the snowy area. I then got down low in amongst the heather and snow, I knew the Red Grouse would be in this area. This Red Grouse, whether curious, or couldn't see me, I don't know, but I wasn't complaining, as he walked by me.

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    Hi Will,
    Very nice close up. Bird pops against that BG. Nice tones and sharpness on the bird.
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    Nice one -- you've had a really great series with these Grouse. Nice details against a good BG. Colors look great on the bird but I haven't seen one in real life either. I could see a version with more on the left and less on the right. TFS

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    Sounds like you were at the right place at the right time. Nice detail on the bird.

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    Wonderful Will, such a beautifully lighted grouse, details, and those feathers w horizontal barring are great, I like how they fade into the deeper toned ones.... And the red, wow!

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    Nice portrait. Good detail in the bird, and the background makes it pop.

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    Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated

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    Beautiful sharp bird, well-exposed whites, wonderful feather detail on the neck and breast, and the white portion of the background really makes him stand out. I'd spot-remove the tiny white fleck of something or other in the left corner of his eye, but that's about as minor a nit as it's possible to pick! Well done.

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    Hi Will, great close up, which in turn shows up the feather detail so well. Love the rich colours, and a great eye.

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