Monday, 18 February 2013

A Very Pheasant Afternoon

Go shoot a peasant, or was that photograph a pheasant! I went for option two...


For me a real lovable clown of the bird world. 


I know that you know that I know I'm watching you.


Perfect pose.


Welcome back anytime.


19 comments:

  1. just beautiful, heather! wish i'd see them here but they're very rare.

    you did a great job organizing findlay's surprise!

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    1. It was just so lovely to meet everyone. Summer BBQ next if you can book a flight over :)

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  2. They are beautiful birds! They were common in my home state of Michigan. I haven't seen any here in Kentucky.

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  3. Pretty bird! I'm glad you took the second option. :)

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  4. Great series of a handsome fellow. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great shots Heather. A beautiful bird. Such a shame some people get enjoyment from slaughtering them.

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  6. That's a rare thing to sight around here. Pretty birds.

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  7. I agree with your comments. They do look a little comical as they roll along.

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  8. Option 2 is the best way, you can tweek your photos if they are a bit wrong. Option 1 is death. great photos.



    peter

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  9. Beautiful bird and I'd rather see one photographed than shot!

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  10. They are beautiful birds, especially the male. Wonderful photos.

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  11. Love the masked look of the face in the first shot!
    I always think they look regal.
    Indeed, a nice series of shots!

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  12. What a handsome guy!
    http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

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  13. We used to see them often in Oregon (pre digital camera days)...now of course I never do....thanks for the memories...beautiful pictures.

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  14. Nice pictures of possibly the stupidest bird in the English countryside!

    I see a young man had a good birthday and took some great shots!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Heather, I didn't know you were doing a blog until I saw the link over on Keith's blog, so here I am!

    Great shots of the Pheasant, you chose the best option!! You got him looking so regal and aloof in that last shot...[;o)

    Thanks again for inviting us to Findlay's birthday surprise, it was a pleasure meeting you all, an excellent and very enjoyable day.

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  16. A wonderful image of a beautiful bird!
    I well remember the first pheasant I ever saw. Almost stepped on him in a wheat field - almost had a heart attack when all those colored feathers flew up in my face!

    Nice post!

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  17. Such a beautiful bird. I would never in the world have thought you meant anything else but "photograph" by the word shoot, even if you hadn't qualified it. Great pictures... and he is q bit of a ham for sure. But he has every right to be proud of his gorgeous self!

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