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Male Pheasant

Male Pheasant
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 9:14
Viewed: 5617
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After spending the morning in the New Forest taking pictures of Birds i called into Blashford Lakes and Wildlife reserve which is part of the Wildlife Trust.
I saw this Male Pheasant in his full winter coat. It came flying in from the nearby woods, landing a few metres away. It stayed around long enough for me to take a few shots of him. This was taken hand held.

Pheasant ( Phasianus colchicus ) Length 53-59cm.
The Pheasant was introduced from Native Asia but it is now well established.
The adult male is familiar and unmistakable with red wattle, blue-green sheen on its head, orange-brown body plummage and long orange tail. some Birds show a white collar.
The female is mottled buffish-brown with shorter tail than the Male.
It feeds on shoots, seeds and Invertebrates.
It is widespread and common in mainland Britain and Ireland.

Alex99, jaycee, eqshannon, rousettus, gracious, MMM, Silke, Necipp, kjpweb, peter_stoeckl, XOTAELE, lgfoto, Argus, uleko, undoredo, PaulH, angybone, fartash, Luis52, tiklod, horia, earthtraveler has marked this note useful
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Hello Nick
You have captured this lovely cock pheasant perfectly..dof is spot on as are the colours..he looks really good in this setting..great work nick

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-11 9:22]

Hi Nicholas.
You are true photo hunter. Amazing wild nature shot. Framing and composition are superb as well as the wonderful lovely autumn colour palette. Bravo and TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-11 9:32]

Superb capture Nick!
The colours are beautiful... this is a fine specimen you've captured here.
+++ Excellent sharpness especially for the low shutter speed you used.
Great lighting to show off this pheasant's beautiful plumage.
You've composed well and the POV is great.
Decent DOF aswell.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Nick.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-11-11 10:10]

Bonjour Nicholas
Très belle photo du jour que tu nous présente.
Très beau sujet, très craintif, personellement je n'ai jamais approché un faisant d'aussi près.
Image parfaitement maitrisée, bravo
Amicalement Robi

tres joli ce faison , des couleurs dorées parfaitement jolies et nettes, bon bg, excellent travail merci a toi du partage

Dang that's a good looking pheasant Nick. The fall colours become it. A most interesting bird. I have seen my share at two different times...as a youngster out hunting with dad..We saw them but did not shoot, as it was a duck hunting trip. And of course in the wilderness, where your Sigma caught this one well...Very very nice.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-11 10:43]

Hi Nick, a beautiful impressive bird rendered very well: what colours and we see its natural habitat and how well he melts into it. Gorgeous picture, thank you!


Hi dear friend Nicholas,
perfect shot of this very beautiful and elegant pheasant. great natural colors on bird and BG with autumn colors and leaves. Focus, details, composition and POV great. notes informative and good. thanks. best wishes.

Hello Nick,
This is a good captured of the beautiful Pheasant!
excellent DOF in superb sharpness, beautiful colour and details in the shot!
very well done indeed and thanks for the useful notes
have a great week ahead!
all the best

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-11 12:07]

Hello Nicholas
Very nice oresentation.Good POV and sharp image.Colors are outstanding.The details in the plumage are also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-11 12:25]

Perfect colours and details (it really shows how well this lovely bird blends with its environment. And the composition is spot-on
A wonderful posting.
P.S. Thanks for your kind words on "A View of Eternity"

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-11 12:33]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful photo of this Pheasant. The colours are natural warm and the details in the feathers are spot on. Great BG, DOF, composition and POV.

Hello Nick sorry not been around for a bit missed a hell of a lot I see! great shot a fine sharp colourfull work great pov good dof and beautifull light good work rgds Necip.

Hi Nicholas,
good details, a perfect pose, well lighted, well composed. Very pleasant richly saturated colours. Thank you.
With best regards,

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-11 12:56]

Great! You got lucky there. What a beautiful animal!Could imagine a painting made from it - it has the right palette! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Hola Nick.
Fantásticos colores y genial presentación.
Buenos tonos y buen bg.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Bonito faisán con unos colores reales
y una luz maravillosa. Muy bonito el suelo en el primer plano.

Buena semana: J. Ignasi

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-11-11 13:44]

Great sharp shot with very good pose and composition Nick.Lovely saturated colours.TFS

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-11 16:13]

Great warm warm lighting on the pheasant. Nice composition and DOF.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-11 16:59]

Hello Nick,
Beautiful Pheasant, great colors and details,
very nice composition and the BG is very appropriate
Well done my friend


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-12 0:34]

Hello Nick,
Great shot of a cock Pheasant. The white neck ring shows up well in this individual. Fine colours that match the autumnal BG and excellent sharpness, POV and POV in this pleasing composition.
Makes me thinks of cranberry sauce!
Well done and TFS!
Have a good week,

Hello Nick,
your pheasant photograph very is successful because they are not easy A to approach, cheer for these splendid colors and this very beautiful pose,
it is an excellent post,
**** I will be back for points ****

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-12 3:36]

Hello Nick,
You've captured this Pheasant in a lovely pose and against a very beautiful natural background. Details are very sharp and the colours beautiful!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Nick,
You've captured this beautiful male Pheasant.
Excellent details and focusing with nice pose.
Also lovely colours and very nice composition here!
Well presented with nice frame and note.
TFS and best wishes,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-12 8:08]

Hi Nick,
i didn't even know there was a wildlife reserve there...and i lived in Ringwood for 25 years!
Very nice fellow you've got here, beautiful detail in the feathers and markings. DOF is bang on perfect, very well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-12 8:32]

Hi Nick,

What a superb shot of this pheasant. Colors and details are excellent. I love the yellow eye on the red patch. Wonderful lighting to show him off so well. The autumn setting is beautiful.


Wonderful colors and great pov. Good job! :)

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-12 9:27]

Hi Nick, what a lovely catch, well exposed and the colours are so vibrant - very autumnal. Well focused and nice and sharp. Very nice compositon.

Hello Nick
Excellent shot of this Pheasant,
I like rich colrs,composition and DOF,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good luck

Hi Nick,

You have done well to get this as Pheasants aren't the easiets of birds to get. Great level of sharpness too, given the shot was handheld. The colours are stunning and the composition shows him off to maximum efffect.

Kind regards,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-12 14:07]

Hola Nicolas. This is Your name in spanish. Wonderful colors of this Pheasant.(Faisan) I never seen this one in real life. I guess you are lucky to see them. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-12 20:27]

Hello Nicholas

A great job capturing this big fellow.The focus and details are wonderful.
I have seen these guys in the woods but never up close like this.
The colours are beautiful,and the plumage shows really well.
Excellent POV and DOF.
you have managed good eye contact and detail.
Great job.


Hello Nick!
Unusual bird seen on TN! This «sporting» Pheasant is faltastic with this colourful plumage... Excellent details and noce autumn mood :-)
My best regards,


Hi Nick, splendid pheasant with superb warm colors, wonderful details, excellent sharpness, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Nicholas , perfect photo , this is for " Wildlife Poster " TFS .

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-14 6:39]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot of this Pheasant with such sharp details and markings on its plumage. Very interesting tail details and the white collar really does make it look majestic. Warm lighting and the natural BG makes the shot great. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-14 10:04]

Hi Nick

I've been meaning to congratulate you for this fantastic capture from some time now, but you know work...:(
Anyway...better later than never :)
This is one amazing close-up, one with impressive sharpness and some awesome colors. The vibrant tones on the pheasant look amazing among the also beautiful colored fallen leaves, but really bring out the beauty of the bird. The clarity along the entire subject is simply outstanding and definitely pushes me to go out and search for some subjects to shoot with my long zoom (because lately i've only been using my wide lens foor landscapes).
Also, the shallow DOF here works perfect in isolating the pheasant from the BG but is still enough to keep the entire bird in such great focus...now that's what i call terrific lens control! :)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Nicholas,
This pheasant image is superb!
Wonderful feather color details seen from this excellent POV.
TFS and well done

hi nick,

a pure beauty!nicely catched!wonderful colors!

bonjour nick
avec un peu plus de soleil ses reflets metalliques auraient ressorti mais c'est malgrés cela une bonne image d'un oiseau relativement discret,enfin sauf lorsqu'il chante!
la netteté est assez bonne.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-17 4:55]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent natural picture of this male pheasant. I like the surrounding and the leaf-covered ground. It seems that in UK they are still a lot of these beautiful birds around. A picture full of atmosphere. Great!
Best regards

Hi Nicholas,
A beautiful image of this marvelous multicoloured pheasant. I like the tones that gives the low light level and the blurred BG. Superb job, I like it!

Perfect colours and details..Gorgeous picture, thank you!

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