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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-06 3:26
Viewed: 3741
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Pheasant
Chrysolophus pictus

Though large and colorful, these are secretive birds that creep through the forests of central China. Golden pheasants feed primarily on tender bamboo shoots, as well as on insects and flowers. The bright plumage of the male pheasant plays an important role in attracting the duller-colored female. During his elaborate courtship display, the male spreads his neck feathers over his head and beak like a cape. Males sometimes fight each other for the attention of a female, slashing at each other with their sharp heel spurs. These fights, however, rarely result in injury.

There are no pheasant species native to North America. The ring-necked pheasants that make their home here were introduced from Asia for sport.

This photo was taken at a small zoo that kept a collection of exotic pheasants from around the world.

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Nice potrait and attractive color. Weel done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-06 3:53]

Oh Manyee, it looks like you have sat him there and he is posing for the camera! Wonderful display. These Golden Pheasants are so bright and beautiful. Well done
Janice

astonishing great image......perfect in all aspects!! bravo!!

Hi Manyee
Impressive pheasant, good composition and excellent colours.
Great portrait.
Regards.
Jorge

Hi Manyee.

Perhaps we're repeating ourselves but what a GREAT shot! POV, DOP, exposure are all fine. It looks as if it's hand painting.

Well Done & TFS.

Hi Manyee!
What an incredibly beautiful pheasant from China you have captured here! I love the portrait for its vertical orientation, sharpness, details and colors. How did you manage such an even-colored befitting BG?
I tried to shoot a Himalayan Monal pheasant in an aviary at Shimla (India) recently, but it was a frustrating experience. The bird kept a discreet distance from me whenever I approached to shoot it. But then I don't have the right equipment either.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Regards.
Ram

Hi Manyee,
A beautiful portrait shot on this Golden Pheasant displaying his courting colors. Vivid collors and sharp detail in this nice frame filling composition. Looks great!
Scott

Hi Manyee,
This bird is so beautiful
Excellent capture,
Superb composition, crystal clear detail and colours.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-10-06 8:15]

Hi ManYee
By the look of it this guy sure knows how to impress a lady...and I am sure he impressed you too (ha-ha-ha). He really went full out to give you the royal pose.
The composition is excellent with this vertical crop and modest frame. The colours are nothing short of spectacular, the details are fine, the darkish OOF brown BG is complimentary to this brilliantly colourful bird, and the exposure was well managed.
Good work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

PS. Since the cellulites infection in my leg has improved tremendously I'm just doing a last couple of critiques before I depart on 'safari'. I'll still send you an e-mail on the side, just to rub it in for the last time though.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-06 14:10]

Hello Manyee,
What a strange and smart pheasant. You made a superb portrait of him. Light, colors, sharpness and DOF are excellent.
Bravo mon Amie et merci de partager ce beau cliché avec nous.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-06 14:47]

Amazing shape and such stunning feathes. I haven't seen this bird before. Good POV and colours

TFS

Karan

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-08 15:05]

Hi Manyee,
Nice close-up of this lovely bird.
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,blurred bg,frame and note.TFS
Chris

Hej Manyee!
WOW! Piekny portret. Kolory i ostrosc na rozmytym tle bardzo ladne. W tych paskach ptak wyglada jak marynarz :).
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam - Roma

Hello Manyee
Wonderful portrait of the golden pheasant. Colors are brilliant and BG neutral and nicely out of focus. Regards.
Greg

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