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Drummer - New pix added

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Got lucky today and was able to chase down a drumming grouse. He was on a birch log underneath a couple of balsams with a lot of brush in the way and patchy sunlight. We played a lot of cat and mouse before I was able to get some shots. He knew I was there, but drummed four times anyway. Only problem was he'd turn his back on me to start drumming! The last time I was only about twenty feet from him! Enjoy!

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Nice Ken!...the warm weather sure seems to have helped get the area's grouse into the drumming mode!.....beautiful captures of a beautiful bird!....great colors!....

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Those are really some great shots Ken. I like how you captured the movement of the wings.

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Only problem was he'd turn his back on me to start drumming!

Maybe that was his better side grin

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I'm salivating over number three from the bottom, you achieved some great subtle effects in the oof areas of the bg, with a very pleasing mix of colors, sweet stuff.

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Sweet stuff, buddy! Can't wait for tomorrow. And later in the week for some more ruffies. And next week for some sharp-tails. Man, the photo opps just keep a comin. smilesmile

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I wish we had them down here!! You guys have some nice species in your neck of the woods!

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My buddy was back this morning when I checked before church. I got some clearer shots from the same angle as yesterday. Now I'll have to find a way to move around in front of him.

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Wow, you must have a lot of patience! Nice job!

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Like that last set especially Ken.

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Between 15 and 25 feet depending on the shot.

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Gee Ken,

What do ya think he would do for ya if you brought a fan of your own?? grin

Nice work!~

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Great shots - I like number three in the second series. Sounds like you had a great couple of days in the Grouse woods and heard some of the Sounds of Spring.

Thanks for posting.

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Very nice!!! I really like the last pic in the second set.His tail feathers have a 3D effect.

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Great shots. I just love the work you all do in this forum.

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I'm not entirely sure you realize how lucky you are! Those are some great shots, and the hunt to get in that close on a king drummer must've been thrilling!

You boys better play nice in the sharptail blind, get me some good pics... wink

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