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The common pheasant

The common pheasant
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus SP560uz, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM, (digital), Canon 2x extender II
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-11 4:54
Viewed: 4278
Points: 8
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The common pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
Le faisan de colchide.


It is native to Russia and has been widely introduced elsewhere as a game bird. "Ring-necked Pheasant" is a collective name for a number of subspecies and their crossbreeds (about 30 subspecies). It has the smallest genome of all living amniotes. There are many colour forms of the male Common Pheasant, ranging in colour from nearly white to almost black. These are due to captive breeding and hybridization between subspecies and with the Green Pheasant, reinforced by continually releases of stock from varying sources to the wild. The female (hen) is much less showy than the male, with a duller mottled brown plumage. The scientific name is Latin for "Pheasant from Colchis", colchicus referring to a region in the Caucasus. The Ancient Greek term corresponding to the English "pheasant" is Phasianos ornis, "bird of the river Phasis".While Common Pheasants are able short-distance fliers, they prefer to run. If startled however, they can suddenly burst upwards at great speed, with a distinctive "whirring" wing sound and often giving kok kok kok calls to alert conspecifics. The males are polygynous. Pheasant farming is a common practice.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-11 4:57]

Hi JeanMarie,
this is a stunning composition. The beauty really emerged out of this shot. The sharpness and clarity is first class. The details of the feather is so pretty and exciting. You chosen angle is very perfect and it gives the charm to the feathers.
The pose by the bird too is very special, with a little turn.
The head is such a lively presentation.
Everything is so right to me, the softness of the blurry foreground grass make this shot artistic.
well done and congratulations for this splendid shot.


Erg mooi, tres jolie :)

hello JeanMarie
Wat een prachtige kleuren met veel details en super scherp
leuke pose zoals hij je aankijkt
groetjes lou

Hello JeanMarie
Excellent photo, great sharpness and contrast, great colors and POV.
A great shot!!
Thanks for sharing and congratulations again.
Hello Vanni

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