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The Stare

By teocali
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

Tags: Wild Field Pheasant Stare Common Wildlife and nature Phasianus colchicus

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MossyOak 5 22 15 England
6 May 2012 10:14AM
Excellent low pov and eye contact

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Ayoob 6 Australia
6 May 2012 10:39AM
Beautiful capture and lovely bird......Grin
6 May 2012 11:57AM
Just stunning
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
6 May 2012 11:58AM
Wonderful, Sylvia Smile Carol
6 May 2012 12:03PM
Well caught. Pin sharp.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
6 May 2012 12:11PM
Marvellous detail considering hand held at that extreme telephoto setting, Sylvia.
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.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 3:49PM
Awwww, you made him blushing. Smile
Beautiful capture of an even beautiful bird.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 3:59PM
great shot in natural surroundings, I particularly like the dandelion head in seed you show in the f/g
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
6 May 2012 6:26PM
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.
JohnoP 12 2
7 May 2012 9:23AM
Think he means business! Great image! John
Greyheron 15 282 7 England
7 May 2012 12:33PM
Very nicely taken Sylvia Wink

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 May 2012 12:05AM
excellent composition, the contrat beween the pheasant and the soft grass makes this a real winner
RTDS 9 Cyprus
8 May 2012 8:48PM it!!
Such a great capture....and that stare!!!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 May 2012 10:40PM
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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