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I spent an afternoon at the deer shack at my folks, and took a walk with the camera yesterday afternoon.

I first ran into a flock of young grouse chicks and they were gone before I even realized what they were. I stopped and peered into the brush until I realized mom was still there and watching me, from about 8 feet away. She doesn't look very happy:

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Then I headed down to a lowland area, trying to keep an eye out for whatever plants might be there. I got the feeling something was looking at me, and sure enough, caught a glimpse of red through the brush:

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HE (you can barely see the nubs) was only about 40 feet away and let me get one burst of three shots off before he turned and bolted.

Got a lot of other stuff, too, but pretty generic. All in all it was a good day!

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The critters are sure keeping an eye on you. I love the look on the face of the grouse. It's a one in a million.

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That grouse shot is just great, Ken. Aside from the excellent framing, the patch of light rivets your attention on the eye. Sweet!

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Everytime I look at her my eye goes right for hers. Almost afraid to turn my back on her. But the deer he just looks so sweet and friendly.

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Awesome grouse shot Ken. That is a real winner.

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Great shot of the unhappy grouse mama! My wife and I were in Glacier backpacking years ago and she was attacked twice in two days by upset grouse protecting chicks.

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