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ring-necked pheasant

ring-necked pheasant
Photo Information
Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 f4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-05 14:13
Viewed: 1208
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ring-necked Pheasants stride across open fields and weedy roadsides in the U.S. and southern Canada. Males sport iridescent copper-and-gold plumage, a red face, and a crisp white collar; their rooster-like crowing can be heard from up to a mile away. The brown females blend in with their field habitat. Introduced to the U.S. from Asia in the 1880s, pheasants quickly became one of North America’s most popular upland game birds. Watch for them along roads or bursting into flight from brushy cover.
Size & Shape
Ring-necked Pheasant is a large, chicken-like bird with a long, pointed tail. It has fairly long legs, a small head, long neck, and plump body.

Color Pattern
Male Ring-necked Pheasants are gaudy birds with red faces and an iridescent green neck with a bold white ring. The male’s very long tail is coppery with thin, black bars. Females are brown with paler scaling on the upperparts; buff or cinnamon underparts with black spotting on the sides; and thin, black bars on their tails.

They forage on the ground in fields, where they eat waste grain, other seeds, and insects when available. Ring-necked Pheasants usually walk or run and only occasionally resort to flying, usually when disturbed at close range by humans or other predators. Males give a loud, cackling display that can be heard over long distances.

Ring-necked Pheasants are birds of agricultural areas intermixed with areas of taller vegetation, which they use for cover. Look for them along rural roadsides, in overgrown or recently harvested fields, and in brushy areas and hedgerows.

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hello Nuri
a very beautiful capture, each detail onthe superb colored plumage are very sharp, great pose and light
thanks for sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-07-05 19:38]

Hello Nuri,
What a gorgeous cock bird you have photographed. This image brings back wonderful memories from my childhood when these beautiful pheasants were a common sight here in Ohio. Love the beautiful markings and the colors are just stunning to view. Nicely focused and displaying much detail. Great job!!

A very colourful and attractive Pheasant, Nuri.
Your perspective gives a perfect view of its major features.
We in India used to have plenty of Pheasants in the Himalayan region, but they have been almost decimated by poaching. However, efforts are being made to keep the species intact through strict control and by facilitating breeding in restricted conservation zones.

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely pheasant with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-06 5:03]

Hello Nuri,
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird,
the details are superb, and the colours also are very nice.
Thanks for sharing!

Excellent details and colours. A very good perspective low to the ground and blurred background.

Hello Nuri,
Like such ground level shot which has given you such perfect BG. Well color and perfect framing.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-06 10:57]

Hello Nuri,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo of this phaesant in nice clear colours. Taken from a good low POV. Excellent blurry background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-07 8:31]

Hi Nuri,great shot! Not easy to take a phaesant so close with the zoom too,i know how is difficult to take this bird,common in my country too but always distant.ehehe...fantastic sharpness and very bright colors,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-07-20 3:21]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Çok alımlı, bir erkek sülün cinsi ..
Canlı renkleri, kompozisyon ve detayları ile flu ard alanı çok beğendim.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-25 10:26]

Hi Nuri,
Fantastic light and colours. Excellent detail and focus.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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