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Lady Pheasant

Lady Pheasant
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 3:29
Viewed: 3187
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The weather here is very unpredictable at the moment. One moment it is sunny and the next torrential rain and storms. As I got stranded at a train station for hours this week when we had floods I have decided on a quiet weekend. This means you are getting an older photo which I wasn't intending to post. Female pheasants are usually regarded as being quite plain. I just like their subtle colouration and the lovely shapes and textured of the feathers.

RSPB information:
A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black.

Where to see them
Across most of the UK, apart from the far north and west of Scotland. Least common in upland and urban. Usually seen in the open countryside near woodland edges, copses and hedgerows.

When to see them
All year round

What they eat
Seeds, grain and shoots.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-22 3:56]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot of the female Pheasant. Lovely colour tones and details on its plumage and you have captured an alert pose. The focus and lighting are perfect and it stands out well from the green vegetation. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-22 3:59]

Hi Karen. This shot is worth posting. great detail and colour. the feathers and eye is very good indeed.sharpfocusing. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Have a good week.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-22 4:21]

Hi Karen,
seems the weather has a mind of it's own at the moment here..it's impossible to predict whats it's going to do in the next hour, let alone day!
Anyhow, this is well worth posting, the detail (especially around the eye)is great. Very good sharp focus and well exposed too.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-22 4:36]

Hi Karan.
Beautiful portrait of this female Pheasant.Great POV and excellent sharp details in plumage.Fine brown nuances on his plumage looks against green BG really wonderfully.Very good exposure and well composed picture.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

hi karan,,
lovely capture of the Lady Pheasant
liked the pov & the composition, nice focus, good sharpness, well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi karan,
beautiful portrait of female pheasant,very sharp with great pov and composition,lovely colours with nice BG,well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-22 5:24]

Hello Karan.
This is a superb portrait of the female Pheasant against the green background. The details are very sharp and the colors natural. Interesting to see a close-up of a female as males seem to be more popular somehow!!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

selam karan, wow excellent close up shot and very good composition of this bird's face nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-22 6:37]

Hi Karan,
an outstanding shot of this Pheasant.
Very sharp and very detailed with great lighting and colours.
Well done,

Hello Karan,
Beautiful portrait.
Nice colours and details.
Well composed;

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-22 7:15]

Hola Karan,
hermoso retrato, bello pov,
y colores,
magnífica nitidez,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-22 7:53]

Hi Karan,
Perfect details, texture, exposure and a very nice colours.
If you want to dry yourself come to the South of Spain. Surely the weather is absolutely predictable!
José M.

Hi Karan, splendid portrait of a lovely bird with wonderful colors, great sharpness and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-22 8:43]

Hi Karan,

A beautiful portrait of Lady Pheasant. Superb colors and details. The plummage is fantastic - marvelous eye and expression - absolutely wonderful photo.


Hello Karan,
Very sharp with exposure and focus here!
good clarity and details and well composed
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)
  • [2007-07-22 10:55]

Hello Karan,
Great photo of this Pheasant. Very sharp with beautiful details. Lovely colours and composition. Very good POV, light, focus and DOF.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-22 20:52]

Hello Karan

A lovely portrait of this pheasant.Excellent focus and sharp details in the plumage.The colours are well saturated.Wonderful eye detail and contact.The POV is amazing.The lighting and exposure is spot on.Well done.TFS


Hi Karan,
Lovely capture of this Bird! Wonderful colours. great sharpness and details.well done and TFS.


Hello Karan,
I'm glad you posted it, the photo is excellent, great color, sharpness and DOF. she may not be a spectacular bird being a female but beauty after all is skin deep...she has a lovely smile...:o)

Hello Karan,
A wonderful portrait of a very nice bird!
Superb details and attractive colours in the plumage, good colour palette where the background enhances the bird...
Subject is well framed
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-25 12:28]

Hi Karan,
This is an excellent portrait of a beautiful lady. Although they do not have the nice colours as the male the females also look very nice if you look closer. They have a very nice pattern of different brown colours.
Nice to see that you could get so close to here they normaly are very careful and if they are seen than they can run very fast.
Good sharpness and nice details, well done
TFS Paula

Hi Karen,
An excellent portrait shot on this female pheaant. Spot on exposure has rendered beautiful colors and tones in this light. Nice sharp detail in the plumage. A well controled DOF has a nice OOF backround.

encore un excellent travail, les couleurs sont nettes et claires et de tres bons détails sur un super BG
bravo et merci

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