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Tiny Pheasant Chick

Tiny Pheasant Chick
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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: 2008-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favorites-1, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -2-, Juveniles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-14 12:29
Viewed: 9026
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The other week I saw some very young pheasant chicks and I was amazed and delighted to see them. Today I found some even younger chicks. These must be newly hatched as pheasant chicks grow fast. They stay under cover and move fast so I was pleased to get a clear shot. There was 9 in total.

RSPB Info:
Ground-dwelling birds need to be able to fend and feed for themselves. Though their parents care for them, all hatch with a covering of down which keeps them warm and camouflages them among the vegetation where they feed. It’s crucial, as newly-hatched chicks are popular prey items for many predators, and time is of the essence - pheasant chicks are able to fly after only 12 days!

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Hola Karan.
Una entrañable imagen.
Bellos tonos y estupendo encuadre.
Saludos, JL.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-14 12:34]

Hi karen. What cute little one this is. such good markings which you hab=ve captured so well. sharp focusing and natural colours.You could not tell at this stage what they are like most young birds. well done TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-06-14 12:37]

Hi Karan

What a cutie, I've never seen a Pheasant Chick before so its nice to see one.
Nicely composed with a lovely pose amongst nice natural surroundings.
Good details and colours too.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-14 12:42]

Hello Karan,
Not only a cute photo, but everything in this photo is superb. Very High Quality!
Nothing else to say.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Karan
Lovely picture of this little fellow and he is complemented by the lush greenery surrounding him. Good POV, sharpness and colour.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-14 13:32]

Hi Karan

Great shot of this young chick. Excellent focus and colours here. Well seen and captured.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-14 13:33]

Hi Karan,

How beautiful he is! I have never seen a pheasant chick before and I really appreciate this post. How nice of him to pose out in the open surrounded by such lush green leaves and little yellow flowers. Excellent natural colors and superb details of his face, eye and plummage. He looks so soft and innocent. A wonderful capture.


Hello Karan,
I always appreciate your postings with cute and lovely animals that makes us cheerful to view and enjoy!
Another cute little fellow of Pheasant young chick!
the exposure and focus is first class with the sharpness, natural colour and details
well done
have a great sunday, Karan!
good morning from NZ

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-14 13:54]

What a cute little chick!! :-D
Excellent clarity and great sharpness.
Superb DOF and BG.
Great composition too.
Brilliant lighting.

Well done, Karan!


Astonishing shot of this bird species, as common the adult birds are seen as rare are the pictures of the young ones.
Technically also perfect,

Olá Karan,
Very special pic on this nice bird, very sharpa and ggod details.
Great presentation and interesting note.

:) Hi Karan another cute cute cute... and perfect shot from your excellent photographic accumulation my friend. I love this chick. WEonderful naatural BG and great details as well. TFS my friend! Have a nice Sunday time!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-14 18:39]

Hohohoho, how cute it is! Superb, Karan, so much delightful details and what a beautiful furry feather on this little chick. It is so cute and young. Thank you!


Hi Karan,
As always a lovely photo.
Charming little fluffy:-)

very cute and a wonderful pic, I hope this one will not be hunted. greetings Ori

Hello Karan,

A wonderful shot of this very young Pheasant. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. You could capture perfectly the chick, but the surrounding is great too with all these wild flowers and different shape of the leaves. Very good exposure and colours.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-15 0:53]

Hello Karan,
This little one is so cute in its lovely fluffy plumage. The details are very sharp and beautiful and the colours natural. How clever of you to get this close shot and the composition is lovely. Brilliant!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Karan,
And they can scare the hell out of you. The other day I though I found a shortcut through a hedge when I came too close to a nest and mom almost flew into me. I think we both got scarred. :)
This is a real beauty. Not only the chick but also the photo. The clarity and details of it are just amazing. I also like the flower and plants around the chick since they give good reference to the scale.

Hi Karan
Wonderful capture with superb detail and lovely natural color tones in the feathers
tfs jon

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-15 5:47]

Hello Karan, perfect capture of this lovely baby. TFS. Regards,

Hallo Karan
Time was my biggest enemy lately, and I have lots of catching up to do. Size does not matter when it comes to beauty, and this image of the Tiny Pheasant chick proofs it. It is still so tiny but the detail on the plumage is already so prominent and clearly visible. This is really a beautiful little chick and to me it has a high cuteness factor to it. A definite oh and ah, and isn’t it cute? Focus, clarity and sharpness are spot on and I cannot find fault. The greenery surrounding the little one does not only make the ideal backdrop but also highlight the clear details of the image. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

hello Karn

WOW ! what a beautiful shot the Pheasant chick
on his natural habitat, with very fine, POV, DOF and framing,
excellent luminosity of the image, great sharpnening
and details, i love chicks or baby animals photos
and your's is one of the most beautifuls in TN, TFS


Bonjour Karan
Très belle capture, excellentes couleurs et détails, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Mario from Calgary with friendly greetings.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-15 23:36]

Hi Karan,
Very cute chick.Well caught,framed and composed.Details on plumage,exposure,clear eyes and sad expression on face are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Karan, little bird, cute creature with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-17 7:03]

Hello Karan

This is a beautiful sharp capture of this chick.
The plumage is excellent,showing very good detail and definition.
Lovely colours.
The close up pov is wonderful.


Love this Karan, looked at it earlier..
The best adjective is Adorable. You have reproduced the moment in expert fashion..The perfect environment with the tiny yellow flowers accenting this little youngster nicely..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-22 6:13]

Hola Karan,
preciosa captura,
foco hermoso y detalles,
plumaje y ambiente perfecto,

Delicada toma llena de ternura y un precioso colorido. Buen enfoque y profundidad con el ojo del ave muy bien captado. Gran realismo del conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

Ciao Karan, I say: lovely.
I like this shot, a very tender picture.


Dear Karan

I apologize for my late acknowledgement of your contribution, but I had eye problems...thanks for adding your work to my theme.

I am amazed you even saw them, they are so tiny and well camouflaged.

Thanks again, warm greetings

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