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Chrysolophus amherstiae

Chrysolophus amherstiae
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 4:51
Viewed: 4091
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was browsing Janice's portfolio and found the ID of the pic I post an hour or so ago:
Male Lady Amherst's Pheasant

he Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae.

These are native to south western China and Tibet, but have been introduced elsewhere, and have established a self-supporting, but now declining, feral population in England the stronghold of which is now in Bedfordshire.

The adult male is 100-120 cm in length, its tail accounting for 80 cm of the total length. It is unmistakable with its black and silver head, long grey tail and rump, and red, blue, white and yellow body plumage. The "cape" can be raised in display.

This species is closely related to the Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) and the introduced populations in England will interbreed.

(initial)The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. About 256 species are found worldwide.

These birds vary in size from the diminutive Asian Rain Quails (Excalfactoria chinensis) at 12.5 cm long and weighing 28 to 40 g to the largest extant Galliform species, is the North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), wild specimens of which may weigh as much as 14 kilograms (about 30 pounds) and may exceed 120 cm.

The Galliform bird species with the largest wing-span is most likely the Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus). Most Galliform genera are large in body with thick necks and moderately long legs and with rounded wings. Grouse, pheasants, francolins and partridges are typical in their outwardly corpulent silhouettes.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galliformes

No specific ID yet...coming!

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29/09/2006 10:49:04
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Have to miss my CS2 tool for about a week...:-(
post-processed with PhotoFiltre and Elements.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-14 5:19]

Nice portrait the Galliformes, Annick.
Beautiful colours,good POV and DOF, fine details.Good OOF background forms feeling precinct.Well done.
TFS and greetings

nice tele shot!! excellent contrast of PoV against the blurred BG makes this image so impressive to me....nice image!

excellents détails, bonnes couleurs, netteté parfaite.
amitiés merci du partage

Hey annick!
good sharp details presented here. DOP is good. Lighting must have been good! Good note to go along with it all. If i could suggest a little crop off the top, i feel there's a tad too much space.

Wow what colors, the exposure and the details are very good. I like this potrait a lot:-) The diffused BG is amazing. The eye is very expressive!!
goutham R

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-14 14:57]

Hi Annick.
What a nice colours of this perfect composer picture. Great sharpness and details of the bird, blurred colourful BG, good cropping make a perfect impression. Excellent job and my best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 15:01]

A gorgeous portrait of this pheasant with sharp details and stunning colors. They are so beautiful, aren't they?
TFS this gem of nature.
TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-14 21:28]

Hi Annick, so pleased I was of help to you!!
He is a beautiful bird, and you show him well. The colours and patterns are all nice and sharp. The lighting is good too. Well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-14 22:55]

Hello Annick

Another beautiful bird portrait.The DOF is excellent ,the details and colours of the feathers are amazing.It shows so well against the lovely blurred BG.TFS


hello Annick

nice and colourful close up of this strange pheasant+
the background is perfect to stand out the details and colours of the subjet

Super shot, good detail in the plumage.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-22 8:49]

Hola Annick, to galeria parece un zoo. excelente y preciosa, buenos colores. y perfecta esta foto,muy agradable y linda, saludos

Hi Annick,
Was just browsing your gallery again and this one cought my eye with it's great contrast and colors. After clicking it looks even better :-)
TFS - Shir.

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