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by Laurie Madsen April. 02, 2019 255 views
White on White Camouflage #photoblog365

White on White Camouflage #photoblog365

Hidden Elk #photoblog365

Hidden Elk #photoblog365

The elk horns look like tree brush from a distance.

Male Ruffed Grouse Camouflaged

Male Ruffed Grouse Camouflaged

Male Ruffed Grouse Camouflaged

Male Ruffed Grouse Camouflaged

I spotted this male Ruffed Grouse on a log-drumming for mates. It's amazing how camouflaged they are in the brush being the same color as the tree bark. I wouldn't have noticed him, but heard him drumming.

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Bethany Plonski 1 year ago

Beautiful! I've only ever seen a grouse flying away in a panic, so it's amazing to see the detail in their beautiful feathers!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year ago

Thank you Bethany!
I'm glad I could capture it for you then, they do have beautifully detailed feathers!
Usually they are pretty flighty, but it's getting towards mating season, and he's sitting on his drumming log!
I should be able to go back and get pics on the same log when it warms up a bit.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year ago

How cool! I hope you can catch him again. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Excellent eyes Laurie, they can't hide from you.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Thanks Camellia!
Makes me wonder how many things we walk right past!

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Jolien Dekens 1 year ago

The first one is so adorable! But they're all great captures!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Jolien Dekens 1 year ago

Thanks Jolien!

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Lee Santiva 1 year ago

I like the ruffed grouse the best. Leads to the philosophical question can it really be hidden if it can be seen? I was pondering that as I first attempted to take nature pictures for this topic. Nice job

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year ago

Thanks Lee!
I do have to say I marveled at how inconspicuous the grouse was, even though I heard it!
Took me a while to locate it!

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Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Great shots! Nice work!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Thank you Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Laurie Madsen 1 year ago

My pleasure, my friend!

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

Mother nature is great a camo to hide things. I think #1 is my favorite .

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

She sure is!
I like #1 too, there's something wonderful about white on white!
Thanks Russell!

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year ago

Nature does provide, huh?  smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year ago

It sure does!

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Perfect. Although they were spotted by you anyway  smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Not easily though!
Thanks Antonio!

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