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Pleasant Pheasant

By Glostopcat  
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

Tags: Slimbridge Glos Humourandfun Wildlife and nature Hen pheasant Widfowl and Wetlands Trust

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Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
16 Mar 2012 2:39PM
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!


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debu 7 India
16 Mar 2012 2:59PM
Very nice detailed image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
16 Mar 2012 3:16PM
Great shots Ed. ..........Sandy
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
16 Mar 2012 3:17PM
Love Ade's jacket Ed.
Well camouflaged here I reckon.
Only thing missing is some branches on his head !!
Good shots.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
16 Mar 2012 3:22PM
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
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Mar 2012 3:23PM
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.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 4:07PM
Good detail with the new lens Ed, and an exceptional capture of that well camouflaged specimen in V2Grin Carole
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1792 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 4:38PM
Hmmm, I cannot provide any reliable horse-racing advice, but I could supply recipes for V1...
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
16 Mar 2012 4:53PM
These really are very beautiful Ed with such superb plumage.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
16 Mar 2012 5:17PM
V1 is a great shot with the new lens Ed and V2 is great to put a face to a name. - gary
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Mar 2012 5:33PM
Beautiful markings on the bird Ed, good use of the new lens, I think the species in V2 is a MUSTAPHAMOUSECAPTURE.


16 Mar 2012 5:36PM
A lovely sharp shot in V1 Ed', and always good to see another Tog at work Smile

John Smile
Mendipman 6 3 England
16 Mar 2012 7:19PM
Excellent detail in this shot, that lens is pretty good, great work. Smile

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
16 Mar 2012 8:03PM
A very well detailed bird Ed - lovely plumage - I see you have a flasher in V2Grin
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 8:16PM
Great capture Ed,looking forward to seeing more of your shots with the new lens mate.
8 10 10 England
16 Mar 2012 8:34PM
V1 is excellent with good detail Ed and thanks for introducing me to Ade with V2 - good capture.
16 Mar 2012 8:43PM
Brilliant shot!
Beautiful detail in v1.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2012 8:55PM
Its a little late now Ed but I thought you were about to give us the name of the winnerWink lovely detailed shot
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
16 Mar 2012 8:59PM
It wasn't King Edmund Ann, he wasn't placed! lol
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Mar 2012 10:08PM
The feather markings are so appealing in this clear and sharp image!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
17 Mar 2012 10:20AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
17 Mar 2012 11:06AM
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!

KBan 12 501 4 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2012 12:22PM
Enjoy your new lense Ed, all you have to do now is find the wildlife to use it on !

17 Mar 2012 1:43PM
A great shot of this Pheasant, nice and sharp Ed.

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
19 Mar 2012 1:59PM
What handsome portraiture! Talking about V1, of course Wink


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