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Another Pretty Pheasant

Another Pretty Pheasant
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 7:01
Viewed: 3679
Points: 24
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Another Pretty Pheasant

This is another of the Pheasants living in the aviary at Twin Lakes in Coatesville, Auckland. I photographed it through the wire mesh of the cage it was in, and I am pleased how the wire hasn't shown up here.

If anyone knows the name of this pretty lady, please let me know.

It is later here in NZ and I'll check it out tomorrow.

Good night!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-13 7:14]

Hi Janice!
Pretty, but with sad eye, I think. Good portrait, I like especially big, shinning eye. Colours are rather grey, but birds looks very good :-) Good night my friend!

Hi Janice
Fantastic close up of this pheasant, great colors and details.
Thank you

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-13 8:24]

Hi Janice,
Even though it's the male with all the colour, I still think the colouring on the females is beautiful too, especially this one. I have no idea of the ID but she is a pretty lady! Nice shot, good detail and DOF, nice splash of colour in the BG too. Great work.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-13 15:49]

Hello Janice!
Excellent capture.POV,frmaing,DOF you managed,expression on face,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-14 5:44]
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Hi Janice
It looks like it could be a female Ringed-neck pheasant - Phasianus colchicus. Very well captured and nicely presented portrait.
Great composition and crop with excellent natural colours and amazing details. The bird is well isolated from the BG and the lighting was very well controlled.
Very good work and TFS.

Hi Janice,
This is another nice shot in your series..
Great results, even with the wire mesh!
I don't know the species name, but "Pretty lady" sound good to me :)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-05-14 16:27]

Good Shot Janice! Details are sharp and the DOF is extremely good. Well done & TFS!


A good portrait, really sharp and detailed.
I like these soft colors.

Lovely Picture Janice.

here are my observations

* The eye of the bird is exactly in the golden means making it a text book composition ! super.

* The sharpness is exemplerary. The eyes espcially is very sharp, I bet that in the enlarged picture one could see the whole reflection.

* Even though the bird is not 'colourful' in the liternal sense, its beautiful with its own shades of borwns, whites and reds.

My 2 cents,

* Do you think the BKG could have fuzzed out a little more ?... just a thought.

Thanks for sharing this very beautiful picture.

Nice focus on the eye. Well seen, Janice, have a great week!


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-06-23 23:39]

Hi Janice, Perfect clarity to see every feather. Good work to have focus working so well. I have trouble with the bacground being in focus and the bird less so. Any setting tips welcome. Tks Murray.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-08-07 1:19]

Hi Janice.
Pretty portrait,very nice details colors and contrast,is other nice close up of your galery.


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