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    I made this image in North Dakota.

    I spoke with Kevin Hice and drove to North Dakota. He was really generous and helped me find the lek and helped me set up my Blind. It was a wonderful experience and One I would never forget.
    I am so excited by these birds that I am planning to go again to photograph other Grouse Species next Year.

    Thank you Kevin.


    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D850 600 f/4
    1/5000 sec; f/4; ISO 720 (Auto ISO) +0.7 EV
    Manual; Matrix metering


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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    Slight crop from lower-left corner
    Nik 35-355 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Dodge selectively
    No Cloning.


    Let me know your thoughts and comments.

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    Your finest Krishna, this is top shelf and a work of art. Congratulations. The action captured and the interaction, the unusual positions and the kicked up storm of grass all against the gorgeous BG, what a beauty, wow

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    This is superb!
    Simply unbelievable action, sharp, superb light and POV.
    Love the flying feet and the kicked up grasses and dust.
    So good to be able to see the closed eye of the bottom grouse
    ROCKSTAR image.

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    Sweet image! Love the action, the light, detail, etc. Looks like it was a blast! Great job!

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    Nothing is more rewarding than planning and executing a photo image.. It is what it is all about..
    Congrats, light is perfect...
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    Congrats Krishna! The low perspective, amazing action and colors are all super.

    Great job on your field craft and execution!

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    must be a nice image. It's too small on my monitor to make out what's happening but I bet the original is nice sweet light.

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    DATPCA. Yes, a superb frame. The only thing lacking is a better look at both faces. What date? Kevin is a very good man.

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    First thing I noticed was the sweet light and love the flying grass. Too bad about the head turn. Happens most of the time or closed membranes or eyes. Loved the feet kicking out. Still a fantastic image Krishna and was glad to help enjoyed our visit. TFS

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    Absolutely super well done!! Hope you have more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    DATPCA. Yes, a superb frame. The only thing lacking is a better look at both faces. What date? Kevin is a very good man.

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    Wonderful image, I echo all the positive comments. Thank you for sharing, Krishna.
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    hi,

    perfect! congratulations

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    I love this action on this photo. Great shot!

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    Great action. Love the golden tones of the foreground/background. Nice detail on the birds. Light is nice as well.

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    Wow, congratulations on a fine action image! I love everything about it, even the head angles. You must be pretty happy with this

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    Hi Krishna ... top notch action captured .
    Beautifully rendered tones and colors .

    TFS Andreas

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