<< Previous Next >>

"chrysolophus pictus"

Photo Information
Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 2:20
Viewed: 7656
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was lucky last sunday and could take a lot of photos.After long rainy and cloudy days it was hot and sunny.This was also taken at the same day and hope you’ll like it.
Golden Pheasant
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. They are native to western China but have been widely introduced elsewhere, and have established a self-supporting feral population in England.
The adult male is 90-105 cm in length, its tail accounting for two-thirds of the total length. It is unmistakable with its golden crest and rump and bright red body. The deep orange "cape" can be spread in display, appearing as an alternating black and orange fan that covers all of the face except its bright yellow eye, with a pinpoint black pupil.
The female (hen) is much less showy, with a duller mottled brown plumage all over, similar to that of the female Common Pheasant. She is darker and more slender than the hen of that species, with a proportionately longer tail (half her 60-80 cm length).
Despite the male's showy appearance, these birds are very difficult to see in their natural habitat, which is dense, dark young conifer forests with sparse undergrowth. Consequently, little is known of their behaviour in the wild.
They feed on the ground on grain, leaves and invertebrates, but roost in trees at night. Whilst they can fly, they prefer to run: but if startled they can suddenly burst upwards at great speed, with a distinctive wing sound.
The male has a metallic call in the breeding season.
Golden Pheasant is often seen in captivity, but often as impure specimens that have, at one point in the lineage, been crossed with the similar Lady Amherst's Pheasant. The picture at right shows subtle signs of a hybrid in the dark face, and in the yellow extending into what should be a pure dark red flank (where in the Amherst, the white flank would meet the green breast feathers in this area).
Nikon D70
2005/04/24 14:40:21.8
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

Luc, AndyB, liquidsunshine, Janice, TAZ, red45, Comandante, coasties, aktolga, sAner, marhowie, Fisher, PDP, scottevers7, gerhardt, carper, Signal-Womb, kokonike, alois, Callie, omnia, Tage, halki, cedryk, Eko, jeanpaul, anavazao, SkyF, izler, Necipp, oscarromulus, lovenature has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Photograph2u: tripoddew77 1 07-21 10:06
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-28 2:29]

Stunning colors on this golden pheasant, Sebnem. Absolutely perfect on all levels. Congratulations on this outstanding photo. : )

Superbe photo Sebnem !
De magnifique couleurs pour ce joli portrait.
Bravo !

Halo Sebnem!
Next perfect portrait! This isreally great photo!

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-28 3:25]

Beautiful capture!
The colours and detail here are superb.
Wonderful work,very well done indeed.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-28 3:38]

Beau et intéressant portrait photographique pour ce superbe oiseau. Très jolies couleurs et bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Wonderful & Very Well Done !

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-28 3:58]

Sebnem, this is real stunner! Fantastic colours and details, warm light and good pose. Perfect portrait!

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-28 4:07]

Hi Sebnum, what a beautifully coloured Golden Pheasant. His colours and details are stunning. Excellent portrait against a very good BG. Good job, I love it!

Always been a big fan of this bird, awesome colors !

Hello Şebnem!
This very nice portrait.Eyes are very clear and colors are stunning.Thanks for sharing.

Awesome rich gold. Very nice portrait. Sharpness and detail is fantastic. Wonderful eye contact. Top shot. Well done

Şebnem hanım ellerinize sağlık çok güzel bir sülün fotoğrafı, kadraj, renkler, alan derinliği herşey çok güzel.

Not içinde teşekkürler.



  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-28 6:09]

This is a great portrait Sebnem. The colors are stunning and the details are Razorsharp. DOF is excellent, everything is sharp. I really like the OOF BG and the color of the BG a lot. This is a very nice picture. No nits whatsoever. TFS!

Great shot Sebnem!
It looks like a hen with fancy haircut ;-)
This is really beautiful bird and you've capturted it perfectly.
I like it very much.
Well done!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-28 6:25]

Très beau portrait, les détails et les couleurs sont parfaits.

Félicitation pour le focus bien dirigé et la lumière.

quel magnifique qualité photo! superbe

Ya got my vote Sebnem!! Superb details with dazzling colors..Great, great profile shot and very well done!!!

Wow.. congrats on a great picture !! the colours are amazing, details are great, it is sharp, the eye is beautiful !!

Well done

Great portrait Sebnem.
Great colours, exposure and details.
Excellent work

Beautiful Sebnem,
I still haven't seen one of these colourful pheasants.
The detail is nice and sharp, and the colours are stunning.
Good exposure on this fine portrait.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-28 16:04]

Hello Sebnem, this is a very nice photo. The lighting and sharpness are perfect. It's a great subject you picked. Wonderful detailed portrait, very well done.

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-28 17:28]

Very beautiful picture. The colours and contrasts are amazing. The details of the feathers on the head are particularly pleasing.

Great portrait tack sharp, great colours and very good POV.
Well done.

Bonus!!! What an image!!!
Excelent portrait of the Golden Pheasant. Well done on this composition.

When you are done, could I have those feathers, great for flyting. :) :)


  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-29 21:19]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Sebnem.

WOW! A perfect portrait on this Golden Pheasant. Perfect in all aspects. Great Notes..

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-30 13:33]

Sebnem, this is a very nice mug shot.

Excellent and vivid colors, great composition and perfect sharpness. Dof and pov are simply perfect too.

Once more, congratulations. Day after day, your picutures are becoming greater and greater.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-05-02 12:32]

This is perfect! Fantastic portrait of this lovcely subject. Very well done.


  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-02 12:38]

Yes I agree with Gerhard, this is a perfect head Sebnem, fantastic colours, fant ast ic details, I believe everthing is said, with my compliments.
gr. Jaap

Another stunning portrait Sebnem and what a great looker it is, very well done.

  • Great 
  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-05-02 16:52]

Perfeito...!!! Grande tiro! Ótima foto...
Definição, cores, contraste tudo muito bom!

Çok net ve detaylı portre için tebrik ederim.Sanki kuaförden çıkmış gibi:))

  • Great 
  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-05-03 8:39]

This is an excellent portrait, I like its colours, good sharpness. Thanks.

  • Great 
  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-03 14:39]

Superb portrait of this stunning bird.
Great composition, perfect sharpness, warm colours, really good job.
Fishermens (like me) can use its festhers to make artificial flies.
No more smiley today...

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-05-03 14:58]

Muhteşemsiniz Şebnem hanım,sizi çoktan beri izliyorum.Çok iyi bir iş çıkartıyorsunuz.Sadece bu fotoğraf için değil bütünüyle..Tebrikler

  • Great 
  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-05 11:16]

Hello Sebnem,
This golden pheasant is very nice, His colours and details are superb, great dof & pov + perfect Sharpness, you did a great photo thanks for sharing,


  • Great 
  • alois Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
  • [2005-05-06 9:41]

Hi Sebnem, impressing colours and detail. Would be a very nice covershot. Golden peasant could not be expressed in a more "golden" way ! To my favourites ! TFS.

Excellent sharpness on this beautiful bird's head. Nice work, the DOF works realy well here

not only infor , even picrute is wonderfull that some can use it liek zoo lexikon.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-19 16:04]

Hi Sebnem
What a beautiful Egiptian bird! He looks just like a sargophagus mask - one of the best mugshots I have ever seen of this GP. No nits, just superbe - TFS

Fantastic colours with the pheasant against the green background Sebnem. Great image.

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-27 7:09]

Awesome shot!! What a beautiful portrait.Excellent details.

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-30 16:01]

Most of your birdphoto's are full of exploding colors. Splendid!
This photo is really razorsharp and the details are fine.
Great performance!


Great close-up Sebnem. The contrast of the orangy golden against the green is beautiful.

The definition of the feathers are perfect. Did you work with a tripod? With my film camera Canon, this focal lenght, I had to use a tripod or the slight movement and it was blured.

Also, the luminosity is perfect. What I didn't like with my Canon zoom : 100-200mm F5,6-22, was too little luminosity that could come in. I am learning with you that the new lenses lets more light come in, I think.

Take care, Yan

  • Great 
  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-26 4:16]

This is spectacular! I love the details and patterns of the feathers and the sharpness of the features. Very beautiful, great composition and interesting note.

Absolutely amazing colors and gorgeous, spot on focus. Great POV. TFS!


  • Great 
  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-29 11:09]

A sharp and very colorful picture.

  • Great 
  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-19 7:32]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful portrait.Vivid colors,POV,clear eyes,blurred BG and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-21 20:58]

Hello Sebnem :-)

Great portrait of that amazing bird, great note as well!!!

  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-01 20:37]

Hi Sebnem.
wowwww..alls your close up is fantastic, the colors and details of this photo is incredible, One more time..Congratulations.

  • Great 
  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-12-10 10:19]

Hello Şebnem!
Wonderful portrait.Colors,details,pose of pheasant and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Superb portrait, Sebnem!
Very sharp image, excellent detail,
great colour and nice background.
Very well done!

selam sebnem,
renkler,netlik ve detaylarla super bir kare.
eline saglik.

Salut Sebnem
Superbe de photo de ce joli Oiseau,les couleurs sont ravissantes les détails sont très bien définis très beau cadrage
Bravo et a la prochaine....JP

Hi Sebnem,
Amazing at the sharpness of this picture. All settings are perfect. Very well done. TFS

Hello friend, A Great portret shot , good composition colours details, light, and framing very good job!
Take care Ana:)

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-14 8:25]

Hello Sebnem,
the colors and details on this phesant are stunning. POV, sharpness and the colors contrast are very good.

Hello Sebnem,
I love the colour contrast between bird and background!
Beautiful portrait, where the plumage is captured with great skill...
Well framed and presented in this effective composition!
Pablo -

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-09 14:35]

selam sebnem
harika bir kus ve mukemmel bir poz. kompozisyon, bakis acisi, arka plan, fokus, renkler, netlik, detaylar ve bilgi notu super olmus. eline saglik

Hi Sebnem, delicious portrait, wonderful details, amazing colors,BRAVISSIMA! you are the best! ciao Silvio

Merhaba Shebnem renkler cok guzel olmus ve herzamanki gibi cok professional cekim ellerine saglik Selamlar Necip.

Friendly regards,

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-11 2:05]

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful portrait of this exotic bird. Colours and exposure are absolutely perfect!
TFS, José M.

Hi Sebnem
A gorgeous coloured Pheasant, I've never heard of this species before. A beautiful portrait, excellent colour, details and lighting. Well done.
Interesting note.
TFS Janice :D

Calibration Check