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A common male Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) in full mating colours. Taken in a field adjacent to our garden with the 500mm + 1.4x TC, 79.9m from subject, handheld, so the image is cropped in. He obviously knew I was there and was clocking me!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 May 2012 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:700mm 79.9m from subject,handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Stare
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:6 May 2012 - 10:11 AM
Tags:Common, Field, Phasianus colchicus, Pheasant, Stare, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

Excellent low pov and eye contact
Richard

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
6 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

Beautiful capture and lovely bird......Grin

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
6 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

Just stunning

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

Wonderful, Sylvia Smile Carol

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 12:03 PM

Well caught. Pin sharp.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Marvellous detail considering hand held at that extreme telephoto setting, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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lostnspace2011

Always loved the colours on the Male pheasant. I often wonder why something so beautiful is hunted for game. Lovely shot Sylvia, something mesmorising about his stare.

Mark

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 3:49 PM

Awwww, you made him blushing. Smile
Beautiful capture of an even beautiful bird.
Johanna

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 3:59 PM

great shot in natural surroundings, I particularly like the dandelion head in seed you show in the f/g

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 6:26 PM

No wonder he has been practising that stare Sylvia-- he is trying to outfox that guy with a shotgun that wants to put him in a pot !!GrinGrinTongueTongue excellent shot.
Ron

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JohnoP
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7 May 2012 - 9:23 AM

Think he means business! Great image! John

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Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

Very nicely taken Sylvia Wink

Mike

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2012 - 12:05 AM

excellent composition, the contrat beween the pheasant and the soft grass makes this a real winner

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
8 May 2012 - 8:48 PM

Excellent...love it!!
Such a great capture....and that stare!!!
Robert

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

A fine shot of this handsome **** pheasant, the eye contact is exceptional. Clocking you eh Sylvia, that is a good one, was that pun intentional?!WinkGrin

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