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The snow makes a suitable backdrop

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jan 2013 - 10:19 AM
Focal Length:310mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Snow Bird
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:6 Feb 2013 - 8:45 AM
Tags:Garden, Pheasant, Snow, Wildlife / nature
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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 8:49 AM

Great image Danny
The snow covers the Paxo box a treat
glyn

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:51 AM

It makes a colourful 'splash' in this field of white, Danny, captured in excellent detail and so well exposed.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1077 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:52 AM

A high-key pheasant...
He appears to be suffering from cold feet.
Moira

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM

Yes it does make a suitable backdrop and emphasises the colours, tones and detail in the bird.

Albert

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 9:01 AM

Great high-key image. Nicely exposed. Well captured.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:16 AM

Your descriptive sentence is perfect, as is the photograph.
A white dinner plate of roast potatoes, sprouts and parsnips is another pleasing backdrop for pheasant. Though Moira says you have to pluck the pheasant first.
Bill

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:32 AM

White snow field make a great background for this colourful bird

Regards Brian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:35 AM

Good detail on your feathered friend

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:53 AM

Another winner here Dan.

Ken

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JohnChambersPhotography

Reminds me of the Famous Grouse advert, wait for the phone to ring Danny I think you maybe needed .....good capture well captured.

John

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

Tried pheasant once. Why would anyone want to eat rotting game!! Tongue Nicely composed and captured on the white blanket, Danny.

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM

The plain backdrop will further confuse this bird who dithers and runs back while crossing the road. The snow will have him casting feathers in profusion.

Dougie

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 10:35 AM

Looks good Dan the Snow White backdrop is very effective

Brian....................

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 11:04 AM

Hope you never feel hungry when he is about!!!Sad

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:07 AM

A super captured, Dan, and yes, he looks great in the snow Smile Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:48 AM

The pleasant pheasant stands out well against the snow

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:55 AM

brilliant comp and colours danny a belter nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

snow looking good
He doesnt look the happiest

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:54 PM

Great shot Dan, think I would have had the surround in white as well.

David

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM

He is a most beautiful pheasant. You've captured him in perfect conditions ......Sandy

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
6 Feb 2013 - 2:09 PM

Nice compo, he looks perfect in the snow
Effrossini

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 2:36 PM

You are right - the snow is a perfect back-drop, and the cast shadow under him sets him nicely in place.

Hopefully he will bring his girlfriend for a visit when spring comes.

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 5:06 PM

"The snow makes a suitable backdrop." How right you are Dan.
Joan.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:39 PM

This would go well with a wee dramWink.........................or are pheasants different?
Diane

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

well captured Danny
and the snow has really added to the colours
Lillian

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:25 PM

I guess the snow reflects the light up and makes him look all the brighter! Great shot, Danny!

David

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
6 Feb 2013 - 9:58 PM

Beautiful Image excellent colours--------MilkyWink

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:09 AM

He does look beautiful against the snow and so round! Smile
Ann

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:28 PM

He looks so colourful in the snow; well captured.
Ju

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