Peak District, Mist, and Red Grouse

by Will Clarkson

Last week I had a little spare time, so went north to the Peak District to my favourite place to see some red grouse where, in some places, they are in abundance. Sadly the weather wasn't great, so I set about taking some silhouette shots. The first photo below was the (terrible) view at dawn. 

...but it cleared up...

...and I got some better shots (more of these on my wildlife page).


But I was there for two main reasons: Firstly, I wanted to get shots of grouse flying, something I had never got before. I also wanted the birds in landscapes, with a larger pictre. Here are my first attempts at this: