Red Grouse

The Red Grouse

On a recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales, I spent a day wandering up and down and over a Yorkshire Moor.  This heather and grass environment was a great place to see and hear Red Grouse in the wild.

The day gave me lots of pictures, and I have kept many.  This selection, I feel are the best of the keepers from the grouse shoot.

The Red Grouse
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO1600)
The Red Grouse
Red Grouse amid Rocks
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO1600)
Red Grouse amid Rocks
Red Grouse
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/320 sec, ISO400)
Red Grouse
Red Grouse walking on the moo
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO1600)
Red Grouse walking on the moo
Red Grouse Portrait
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/5, 1/800 sec, ISO1600)
Red Grouse Portrait
Red Grouse on grass
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/5, 1/500 sec, ISO1600)
Red Grouse on grass
Red Grouse Eye to Eye
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO800)
Red Grouse Eye to Eye
Red Grouse in Cover of Grass
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO800)
Red Grouse in Cover of Grass
Who's There ?
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO800)
Who’s There ?
Red Grouse looking out from the Heather
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
Red Grouse looking out from the Heather
Red Grouse in the Heather
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO400)
Red Grouse in the Heather

On several of these I used different post processing to what I have done before.  I think the next two pictures may clearly show it.  What I did was to focus select the grouse in Photoshop CC, and then Topaz Denoise 5 &  Topaz Detail 3 this seperate to the background.  This allowed me to add higher denoise to the background, and add the “Detail Pop” to just the in focus area.

Red Grouse on Rocktop
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO400)
Red Grouse on Rocktop
Red Grouse on Rock
Canon EOS 760D (700mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO400)
Red Grouse on Rock

Finally – here is a short video of one of the Red Grouse.

About ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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