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0 to 30 in 4 seconds!
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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/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-03 12:16
Viewed: 3528
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

We have been having some quite nasty weather recently so I have been unable to do much photography. The shots I did manage were unsatisfactory due, mainly, to poor light.

Here is a shot I took last year. It is of a male pheasant moving at breakneck speed over the grass! If anyone has ever tried to capture these colourful birds, they will certainly know that they can cover the ground at incredible speed!

Here is some further information about male pheasants from Wikipedia:

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.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the shot. :-)

pp cropped, sharpened, adj. brightness & contrast, added borders, signed

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-03 12:19]

Hi Beverley. I have only captured them when they are standing still . but they can move so fast as you say. You did well to get a clear shot of this bird.good colours and detail. well done TFS.
Lets hope you get some better weather.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-03 12:28]

I am the neighbour of your neighbour today! and you know, the only place I have seen a pheasant is in a mediavel movie, on a plate with a lot of wine and meat ;-) I would looove to see a pheasant, they look like such beautiful birds and I wouldn't have doubted that they run so fast. The colours of the feathers are amazing and even though you say it ran fast, you managed to keep the details in the plumage. Very nice picture of an unknown bird to me, thank you Beverley,


Hi Beverley,

I have rarely seen a pheasant so down, must be the weather. Very good capture of movement, good colours, details and composition.



Hello Bev,
You had freezed up the movement real well even with fast speed as you had mentioned!
good pov captured with sharpness, good colour and details on the Pheasant!
well done and many thanks for sharing
best regards

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-03 22:06]

Hello Beverly,

Very nice photo, this Pheasant is in a hurry, I like
the frame and you composed it very well


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-04-03 22:58]

Intéressante présentation et bonne note.
Bonne journée.

Hello Beverley,
A lovely bird with super details!
I like the movement in the frame, and the pleasant composition...
Plumage is well reproduced, looks very natural!
Pablo -

Hi Beverley,

It is very difficult to freeze the motion of fast running bird with 1/100 sec. Congrats!

hello Beverley

great shot of this Pheasant with fine POV and framing,
excellent DOF, great luminosity of the image,
great sharpness and details and i love the feets movement
you clicked the image in the good foot movement, TFS


Hello Beverley,

That 0 to 30 in 4 seconds means he's a little, oh well a little, no even more than that,, faster than I am........lol.
Beautiful image of this pheasant on the run.
Colors and feather details are most wonderful.
Great sharpness, composition and exposure.
You've done an excellent job on capturing the pheasant this well in the frame.

Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Bev, lovely fast pheasant with splendid colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-04 7:13]

Hi Beverley.
Amazing bird picture and superb title for it. Action sport action shot. Great timing, true sport shot framing and composition and wonderful exposure and colour palette. My compliments and all the best.

Hi my friend,
It's been a long time that I wasn't on TN.
This picture is wonderfull, the action is super, colors and details are perfect.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-05 8:44]

Hi Beverley,
Splendid shot of this beautiful and colourful Pheasant and you have timed your shot very well to catch it. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like the lush green surrounding. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi BR,

Superb timing for the shot..
Fine details and tones.
All the best.


Hola Beverley.
Una simpática imagen con gran colorido.
Buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Beverley! Dangerous guy! Dynamic scene. Good capture. Nice frame. Well done!

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