The Golden one
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-01-15 11:38]
That'll be solid ice you're on Japie. Nice detail of a really colorful bird accompanied with some very useful notes. Thanks for posting.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-01-15 11:47]
Careful, you'll have traditional flytiers drooling for this beautiful Golden Pheasant, Cock. Excelent portrait with fine details. Well done on this composition.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-15 12:27]
I thought I recognised this guy, even on the thumbnail, as from down Houtbaai area.
Splendid capture, and a nice note too.
Those eye, I think it can drive a gal to . . .
I was just wondering, shall we get a cape loke that?
- pompey (2774)
- [2005-01-15 12:39]
Great shot Japie, good strong colours excellent feather definition and texture.
The eye is beautiful as is the note!
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-15 13:33]
Has to be wild somewhere Japie, so I believe you're on firm ground.
Stunning shot of a very beautiful and attractive bird. good work
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-15 15:21]
Very good Japie.
As an old fly-fisher I have used the neck feathers for flies.
Great colours, details and composition.
Very nice work.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-01-15 17:29]
Man what a hairdo! Stunning and colorful portrait Japie. Very good.
- JennHen (429)
- [2005-01-15 19:53]
Aren't those some pretty terrific colors! Just gorgeous. Nice shimmery light with fine detail. Looks like he was posing for you... -Jenn
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-15 22:19]
Stunning colors on this one Japie. He really looks like a king. Good details and background.
The ice will hold solidly for me. TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-01-15 22:28]
Very colorful subject this "Golden One". Very good shot @ 1/60th. Nice detail & superb color. Excellent notes.. TFS
Excellent Painted Golden Pheasant, Japie.
I like very much this egyptian look.
Great compo and PoV.
Excellent post: picture with an interminable and very instructive note.
- elizemeijer (2009)
- [2005-01-16 3:25]
ooohhh wow.. Hy is pragtig.. mooi kleure !!
I love his rockstar hair-do on top of his cloak ;)
lovely colours, but i nearly missed his beak cause it looks like the background.. Maybe my calibration is a bit off..
The rest of him is just beautifull.. THANX!!
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-01-16 3:47]
It doesn't look real:) Good capture Japie and the details and colours are sharp and clear. NIce shot.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-01-16 5:55]
So colorful! Agree with others - looks like extravagant rock star or maybe fashion designer. Great bird perfectly captured.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-16 6:28]
Very nice capture, great colours.
Very engaging chap by the look of him, beautiful golden mane, soft and shiny looking. Splendid colours. I would have liked a bit more DOF, though, it seems as if already the bill is slipping slightly out of the range.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-16 13:07]
Its a pitty that he turn his head a little out out focus. It's just a little. However the capture is very good, the colours are super and I like the choosen angle you took the shot great job Japie
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-01-17 3:44]
Just great! I love his cloths :-) And his coiffure too ;-) Could you asked him can he stay my desiner? ;-)
Very good idea, thanks :-)
- christophe (1781)
- [2005-01-17 3:59]
Very nice color and details, Very great sot Japie
in a friendly way Christophe
- jasmis (161)
- [2005-01-19 9:09]
Wonderful portrait. Good DOF, well saturated colours. Great as usual.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2005-01-22 18:23]
I must admit that although it is not your best shapness the subject is fantastic. The textures and colours shown are incredible.
- Motrem (288)
- [2005-03-13 18:30]
A boss come moreover from Egypt maybe! It has a magnificent head port, its colours are magnificently saturated well and the good composed photo. Really, it a good shot!
Un maître venu d'ailleurs... de l'Égypte peut-être! Il a un port de tête magnifique, ses couleurs sont superbement bien saturées et la photo bien composée. Vraiment, c'est très bien fait!
- optic (0)
- [2005-04-01 18:40]
Hi Japie ! what a beautifull golden pheasant, i like the vivid colours & detail, dof & pov are great, you did a great capture !
Very well done,