A rare find
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-09-14 11:49]
Gerhard, Don't think I've ever seen anything as colorful in a large bird before other than a Peacock. The feathers do seem to have a metallic sheen as you say..Great note, thanx. Think I'll have to pass on the pheasant under glass tonight!! ;-)
Wow. That's so colorful. I've never seen a bird like this before. He is really beautiful.
I've done a workshop to improve his colors a bit.
- carper (8439)
- [2004-09-14 13:20]
Het lijkt wel of the bird is ingeblikt. Van that thin can colours. But even. I really like the shot Gerhard, It's very nice. Erg goed werk Gerhard.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-09-14 14:14]
Is it real Gerthard ? ;-)
Very colourful and nice pose.
A great note
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-09-14 14:15]
Bingo, a new one for me too. I will direct Philip to it! Love the colours here. I assume I will have to visit the casino? Nice note too.
wowee, what colours! I've never seen this, thankd for posting. Hope you don't mind me saying that I think he may have been a touch sharper? As usual a great note to accompany this. Well donr Gerhard.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-09-14 15:31]
Impresionante colorido de esta casi desconocido ave.
La nitidez o agudeza de esta captura no es la mejor, pero bien vale la pena por el espécimen mostrado.
PS: gracias por tu calificacion del Ricinus, pero opté por eliminar la imagen al no solucionarse el problema y no poder publicar su version LP.
Impressive colorful of this almost stranger bird.
The clearness or sharpness of this capture is not the best one, but it is worth the trouble by the shown specimen well.
PS: thanks for your rate of the Ricinus, but I chose to eliminate the image when not being solved the problem and not being able to publish its version LP.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-09-14 16:05]
Pragtig. I find it difficult to get constant good results regarding sharpness on shiny guys like these, but you have succeeded in my books. I see that both males and females have the blue patches around the eyes, must be a mariage made in heaven. Thanks for showing me this guy, he is new to me.
- Oldtree (256)
- [2004-09-14 16:09]
I've never seen this animals. Looks very colorful. Wonderful capture, Gerhard.
I'm not so sure you *can* sharpen your way out of this entirely, as it seems you've placed the focus a bit behind him - the branches behind him look sharper.
He looks a bit bleary-eyed, and he's missing most of the green tuft on his head, but his colours are gorgeous.
I've seen one of these back in April, at the Walsrode Vogelpark in Germany. You've captured his colours well, but I don't think any photo could quite bring across the play of light and shadow on these irridescent feathers.
- Jax (500)
- [2004-09-14 18:21]
What a colourful creature thanks for sharing. Great note too.
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-09-14 18:30]
A very interesting and unusual bird.
Nicely captured and the colours are wonderful.
A great note too.
Very well done.
- Pamela (207)
- [2004-09-15 17:55]
He looks as a Pavo Real. Beautiful.
- Annalise (125)
- [2004-09-19 11:50]
Unbelievable metallic colours! I would love to see one of these guys in real live. The blue around the eyes looks like the eyes of our Guineafowl. Very interesting!
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-06-09 18:29]
Hi Gerhard, just checking out your Himalayan Monal Pheasant. They are beautiful birds, aren't they?
Been checking your first photos too. I think we can all say the TN has been a great help for us and our photographing skills. Still got a long way to go, but I am very thankful for the honest critiques and suggestions that I have received from many TN members. You too, thank you my friend,