Ptricky Ptarmigan

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I was out hiking in the mountains this September, when I came across a Ptarmigan a couple feet in front of me. So i tried to get some photos of it. It didn't seem too bothered by me following it and it led me on a wild goose chase around the face of the mountain. Always staying about 8 feet in front of me but always ducking behind a rock when I went to get a photo. All-in-all a fun time and this is one of my fave shots from the trip.
Taken By
Matt Dettling
Taken On
October 15, 2019
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  • Camera: Canon EOS R
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  • Shutter speed: 0.0005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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