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A pheasant afternoon

By tenerifejohn  
This image was captured in my cousins garden in West Rainton near Durham. He comes everyday to be fed and this day brought his two lady friends. The bird not my cousin. I spent a pheasant aftenoon shooting away using a method the French call montrez et la pousse. lol . Reminded me of the verse - I am not the pheasant plucker, I am the pheasant pluckers son etc.
Hope you like it.

Tags: Red Pheasant Bird Afternoon Feathers Durham Plume Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: PurpleT, ChrisOs, Tashelm and 21 more

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PurpleT 15 4
31 May 2006 4:19AM
Didn't realise they had such characterful faces.Scary faces.Lovely shot John.
tenerifejohn 15 126 England
31 May 2006 4:20AM
cheers mate !
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2006 4:24AM
Je m'excuse, je ne parle bien le franais, comment dtes-vous "montrez et la pousse" en anglais s'il vous plais?

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mate, I'm only plucking pheasants 'cos the pheasant plucker's late.
I used to be in a skittles team called the Pheasant Pluckers, at the end of the evening, the losing team was supposed to give 3 cheers for the winning team. After 6 pints or so, many a captain of the losers declined to observe the tradition.

tenerifejohn 15 126 England
31 May 2006 4:33AM
Sorry Chris - meant point and shoot. But the Pheasant Plucker is a great verse. Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated. J
Tashelm 15
31 May 2006 4:54AM
lol, certainly looks like he would like to keep his feathers, but can't resist the food, plump is'nt he. he heSmile
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2006 5:13AM
Merci, John. You learn something old every day.

En apprend quelquechose vieux tous les jours.

Bernice010 15 9 England
31 May 2006 5:41AM
Brilliant head on photo. Love the detail of his feathers.
pcjackso Junior Member 16 7
31 May 2006 7:32AM
A very different angle being head on,very nice detail,good shot
jekay 15
31 May 2006 7:54AM
I'm plumping for this being a good shot.
peachT 15 3
31 May 2006 11:49PM
Brilliant shot!

(And I liked the title & description) :o}
yjjeep 17 13
1 Jun 2006 4:17PM
Super pose.I love it.
angelamary 16 6 England
2 Jun 2006 12:00AM
Ok... So you made me get the french dicionary out! Wasn't much help... 'Show and the push'? Smile Point & shoot? Smile Good one!

Lovely shot! Gorgeous details and colours. I envy him the birds, but not the noise! Very well caught!
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
3 Jun 2006 10:22AM
He is stunning!! I love the colours and the pose - a wonderful head on shot. Brilliant.
tenerifejohn 15 126 England
4 Jun 2006 11:19PM
Thanks for all your comments. "grazie per tutte le vostre osservazioni"
5 Jun 2006 12:03PM
When I opened your pf this caught my eye straight away, what a bonnie lad he is, great capture, Adrian
tenerifejohn 15 126 England
5 Jun 2006 10:11PM
Cheers Adrian and thanks for looking at my pf.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 6:31AM
Woah, he's coming right towards me. Super detailed shot, wonderful colours. I used to use his feathers in craftwork and always delighted in their individual beauty.
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
10 Jun 2006 12:02PM
Colours and detail are superb,great shot,well captured......

Thank-you for taking the time to look at, and comment,on my portfolio....

Regards Tony.
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
20 Jun 2006 9:20PM
Great shot! I love the unusual angle you used.
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2006 5:42AM
excellent capture - good colour and detail.
tenerifejohn 15 126 England
10 Aug 2006 3:08PM
Aye the old bird has been on since May. Sadly the guy whose garden it was died earlier this month. But I will remember him with affection and his pheasant. thanks for all the comment smuch appreciated.

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