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Pheasant Chick

Pheasant Chick
Photo Information
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: 2008-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 11:35
Viewed: 4393
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not my best shot as this was just a quick grab shot. I didn't want to disturb the chicks or their mum. I thought I would post it as I haven't seen many photographs of these. I will post a picture of dad as a workshop in a while.

Pheasant information

Male Pheasants are unmistakable with their iridescent copper-coloured plumage. The head, small ear tufts and neck are green, though the throat and cheeks are glossed purple. Their face and wattle are red. The tail is paler and has broad barring. Some races (P. torquatus) have white neck band.

The female Pheasant is buff coloured with dark brown markings.

Juvenile Pheasants are similar to females with shorter tails.

The song of the male is a far-carrying, harsh "korr kok".

Pheasants have a varied diet which they forage for on the ground and occasionally in trees. Typically, the diet is seeds, berries, insects, worms, grass and fruit.

The female nests in a shallow depression in the ground under a hedge or among tall grass.

The male often accompanies several females, and will defend his territory and harem from intruding males in vicious fights.

The eggs, which are about 45 mm by 36 mm, are smooth and non-glossy, and olive-brown. The female alone incubates the eggs and tends to the precocial nestlings.

precocial nestling are down covered and active shortly after hatching and can leave the nest if necessary

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Hello Karan,
wonderful capture. It looks very lovely. You presented it with a great POV, composition and focus. Eyes contact also great. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-06 11:43]

Hi Karen. I have seen many raised on farms for game birds but not a wild chick. Great detail in the Feathers. with natural colours. well done for seeing this little one. TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Hi Karan,

Very good capture of this chick. Good composition, sharp details, good DOF and colours.



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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-06 12:23]

Hi Karan,
very good POV through the leaves with an excellent DOF and detail - pretty high on the cuteness scale too. You did well to get spot this little fella, let alone shoot it so well.
tfs and have a good weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-06 12:35]

Hi Karan,

I'm surprised you could get this close without frightening them away. Very good shot - I love the way the chick is looking right at you. Wonderful natural colors and great details of his face and feathers. He is sooooo cute.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-06 12:50]

Hola amiga,
bella captura y sensacional plumaje,
pov y foco magnífico,
buenos colores,
saludos Karan.

Hi Karan, splendid bird in great pose, looking to you, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Karan,
Great pose to see the full details on the whole plummage!
also in full sharpness and wonderful colour
many thanks for the notes and sharing

Hello Karan,
You have done really well to get close enough to get any shot, let alone this fine shot. Lovely colours with great detail. TFS,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-07 0:34]

Hello Karan,
Excellent photo with great sharpness and details. Very beautiful natural colours and good POV, DOF and composition. The eye-contact is very nice.
Have a good weekend,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-07 1:28]

Hi Karan,
Very nice capture.POV,colors,sharpness,details,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Hello Karan,

Great picture of this cute Pheasant chick. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Great detail of the plummage. Wonderful colours.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-07 4:10]

Hello Karan, perfect capture of this Pheasant in a lovely posture. TFS. Greetings,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-07 4:49]

hello Karan,
I never have seen a small pheasant until now.It is nice to see one. The attitude of the chick is somehow touching, looking back to be sur that there is no danger. I also like the portrait of the "possible father":-)
Have a nice weekend

Hi Karan
Great pose you captured showing lovely natural color tones in the feathers
tfs jon

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-08 21:46]

Hello Hester,
A nice quick but detailed shot of the juvenile pheasant....i like the details that are outstanding on the plumage...nice Pov and effort to present the young one...i guess this is female juvenile...altho' i 'm not too sure about the same...A very nice pose with good lighting.
TFS & Cheers

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-09 8:11]

Hello Karan

What a wonderful and sharp image of this little pheasant.
The plumage detail is remarkable.
Lovely rich colours and tones.
You certainly managed to get close.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-11 12:50]

hello Karan
wonderful capture of this cute bird that was giving nice pose to you
i like POV, light, colours, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-13 12:47]

Hi again Karan
Really, I think it is more than a good one. It's fantastic!! Magnificent capture of the chick and its beautiful plumage.
I love it.
Congratulations and TFS
Best wishes

Bonjour Karan
C'est un magnifique faisan que tu nous envoies en portrait.La composition est belle avec de belles couleurs

Bravo et merci....JP

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