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Did she see me?

Did she see me?
Photo Information
Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 11:10
Viewed: 4253
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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”
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.
Info: www.garden-birds.co.uk

Hi everybody,
As some of you already know I live next to the Staelduinse bos (forest) and this pheasant always visits my garden. But he is always very careful because he is very alert of me and of our dog. So if he thinks he is seen he runs back to the forest for protection.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-05 11:40]

Hello Paula,
This is a lovely splash of colour against the green grass. This cock Pheasant has posed nicely for you and you caught him with good sharpness in excellent lighting and composed the shot well.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hallo Paula,

Jammer van die wazige streep anders perfekte opname.
Soms heb je die pech maar ik heb er ooit eens moooie foto's van gehad maar door een crash kwijt.
Nu ook alleen maar opnames waar ik niet tevreden mee bn.

Foto van jou is verder goed van scherpte en kleur ook een mooie dof en pov.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-05 11:52]
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Ha Paula,

Een fraai portret van deze fazant,ik denk dat je hem als een stealth beslopen hebt,de kleuren staan er fraai op,bedankt,


Hello Paula. Colorful bird captured in flawless quality. Best regards. Jusni

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-05 23:57]

Hi Paula, very excellent colour seen on this Pheasant. The colours are almost iridescent. Awesome! You have positioned him perfectly in this portrait crop in a great natural looking setting. Detail on the bird (along with that colour) is excellent.

Thanks, John

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-06 1:12]

Hi Paula,
Beautiful capture of this pheasant.Vivid colors,lighting and details are perfect.Like 3D.
Thanks for posting..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-06 9:30]

Hi Paula.
Nice title for this amazing gentleman. Simply great reproduction of the beautiful bird. Wonderful rich colours, great details. You have shown every feather and other attractive details pheasant. Green surroundings create a wonderful BG of the beauty. Bravo.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-07 3:10]

Hello Paula,
Wonderful image you have captured here, the colors are amazing on this species and you have captured them perfectly. Great detail and nice composition all from ypur great camera work. Thank you Paula for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-13 11:17]

Hello Paula,
Lovely capture of this colourful male Pheasant. They're gorgeous but as they're fairly common here we often ignore them. You've caught this one very nicely to show its lovely metallic colours on the neck and the beautiful plumage. Fine soft green background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Paula,
Beautiful photo of this colorfull bird. TFS. Regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-29 7:39]

Wow! What a bird! Hello Paula, it's very good portrait of that Pheasant, good pose, sharp and clear. Very well done, thanks!


Hoi Paula,

Wat leuk dat deze fazant je steeds komt opzoeken!
En ik vind dit een mooi foto, wat een kleurige vogel, heel mooi. Grappige titel ook, of hij jou gezien heeft weet ik niet, maar jij hem in ieder geval wel :-)

Groetjes, Nel

Hi Paula,
Hope you are doing well , the colors are amazing against green and you have made the best use of opportunity that you have to take this picture.
Convey my regards to Rene.
i will call you ppl this weekend :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-14 12:42]

Hi Paula

It looks like we have both been photographing pheasants. I think these are such beautiful birds and you have caught the colours with the amazing light. Nicely composed and with good focusing



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