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Catch me if you can ...!

Catch me if you can ...!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 7:24
Viewed: 3212
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

Another beautifully sunny day here in Northern England. Let's hope the sun shines on our rugby team today!

My posting today is of a very splendid pheasant! This particular specimen was not keen to be photographed even though he was beautifully attired as male birds are in this breed!

I captured him fleeing into the hedgerow at Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. There were males and females on the site and some juveniles, but all were extremely retiscent at being photographed.

Here is further information about the birds from Wikipedia:
Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes.

Pheasant are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, with males being highly ornate with bright colours and adornments such as wattles and long tails. Males are usually larger than the females, and have longer tails. Males play no part in rearing the young. Pheasants typically eat seeds and some insects.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-20 7:35]

Hi Beverley. saw one yesterday but just flew away when i got to close, so you did well. They are a fine looking bird which you have captured with good detail and colour. a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-20 8:14]

Hello Bev,
Nice capture of a young cock Pheasant that is just gaining his adult plumage. Excellent composition against the green BG and a nice POV.
They are not easy to photograph if they see you, but you got him in good time.
TFS and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hello Bev,
Very good low pov to capture this colourful Pheasant!
good DOF with clarity, vivid colour and details
well done and thanks for sharing

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-20 10:32]
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Hi Beverly,
have you been watching The Nature Of Britain on BBC1? They had a interesting bit on there about Pheasants and their secret life in the UK's hedgerows! Apparently they';re from south west Asia orginally. They do move fast (although not fast enough sometimes judging by the road kill everywhere), so you've done very well to get thisl
Lovely markings a good low POV, well done.

Hello Bev
You have done very well to capture this fella...I was after a picture of one myself today and drove miles but every time I got close I failed miserably!!...Its a lovely setting you have captured him in and he stands out well amongst the fine green scene you have captured....And come on England!!
Best Regards

Magnifique, beaux détails et belles couleurs, espèce inconnue ici.

Hello Beverley,
I agree, they are great birds!
I had them visiting in my garden a place I lived a few years ago, one male in front and 6-8 females in a row behind...
This one is so quick you should concider 1/1000 to freeze the motion next time, hehehe!
Pablo -

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-21 12:00]

superb moment! Amazing that you could capture it at all1
Great composition

Hi Bev, superb pheasant with beautiful colors, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Beverley,
Not easy to take a shot of a pheasant, good colors and POV.
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-23 11:52]

Hi Beverly.
I am very pleased with your decision. It is great honor for me. Many thanks. I am glad that we met here.

Very nice scene and wonderful bird image. I like precise timing and captured moment. Composition is very impressive and exact. Despite the long exposure time the level of sharpness is very good but not extreme. MY best wishes to you and Happy Holiday time.

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