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A hen pheasant on the lookout for food that had been dropped from the feeders at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, this one was taken yesterday afternoon in the same area where I photographed the water rail. This was my first outing with my new Sigma 150-500 lens and an enjoyable morning was spent in the company of fellow epzer Ade Osman. There is horse called "King Edmund" running in the 5.15 at Cheltenham this afternoon, but if you have any sense you will not put any money on it!Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 234.4 - 781.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Mar 2012 - 1:50 PM
Focal Length:213mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Pleasant Pheasant
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:16 Mar 2012 - 2:34 PM
Tags:Glos, Hen pheasant, Humour/fun, Slimbridge, Widfowl & Wetlands Trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:43
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 2:39 PM

You've done well with this Ed, that new lens is certainly doing the trick for you and is certainly very comparable with my old Bigma 50-500mm, I'll post a shot of the Water Rail tomorrow so you can judge for yourself?

Only just noticed V2 yer crafty beggar......I'll get you for that!

Ade

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 16 Mar 2012 - 2:40 PM

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debu
debu  4 India
16 Mar 2012 - 2:59 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 3:16 PM

Great shots Ed. ..........Sandy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 3:17 PM

Love Ade's jacket Ed.
Well camouflaged here I reckon.
Only thing missing is some branches on his head !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 3:22 PM

She's a beautiful lady, Ed, well captured. Not sure what to think of V.2, though, wonder what Crete will think of him Wink Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 3:23 PM

Fine capture with the new lens, Ed, the detail in the plumage very nicely recorded: interesting specimen in V 2 alsoWink........he will no doubt get his own back in due course.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 4:07 PM

Good detail with the new lens Ed, and an exceptional capture of that well camouflaged specimen in V2Grin Carole

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1073 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 4:38 PM

Hmmm, I cannot provide any reliable horse-racing advice, but I could supply recipes for V1...
Moira

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 4:53 PM

These really are very beautiful Ed with such superb plumage.
Ron

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 5:17 PM

V1 is a great shot with the new lens Ed and V2 is great to put a face to a name. - gary

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achieverswales
16 Mar 2012 - 5:33 PM

Beautiful markings on the bird Ed, good use of the new lens, I think the species in V2 is a MUSTAPHAMOUSECAPTURE.

Regards

Trev.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 5:36 PM

A lovely sharp shot in V1 Ed', and always good to see another Tog at work Smile

John Smile

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HeathMcDonald
16 Mar 2012 - 7:19 PM

Excellent detail in this shot, that lens is pretty good, great work. Smile

Heath

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 8:03 PM

A very well detailed bird Ed - lovely plumage - I see you have a flasher in V2Grin
Brian.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 - 8:16 PM

Great capture Ed,looking forward to seeing more of your shots with the new lens mate.
ShaunSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 8:34 PM

V1 is excellent with good detail Ed and thanks for introducing me to Ade with V2 - good capture.
Joan.

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Samuel_Aron
16 Mar 2012 - 8:43 PM

Brilliant shot!
Beautiful detail in v1.

Sam.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 8:55 PM

Its a little late now Ed but I thought you were about to give us the name of the winnerWink lovely detailed shot

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 8:59 PM

It wasn't King Edmund Ann, he wasn't placed! lol

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 10:08 PM

The feather markings are so appealing in this clear and sharp image!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 10:20 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 11:06 AM

Beautiful detailed plumage (we are talking v1 her, Ed).That bird is beautifully speckled.
I am glad you chose not to use the full-frontal shot in V2, not sure if we could stand that!

Malc

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2012 - 12:22 PM

Enjoy your new lense Ed, all you have to do now is find the wildlife to use it on !

Regards
keith

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 Mar 2012 - 1:43 PM

A great shot of this Pheasant, nice and sharp Ed.

Len

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 1:59 PM

What handsome portraiture! Talking about V1, of course Wink

Andrew

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