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Collection: Wildlife and Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2009

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We get a great many pheasants in North Yorkshire - the population is actively managed by gamekeepers, as pheasant shoots are popular. Whilst I hate the thought that these beautiful (if pea-brained) birds are obliterated by a bullet, I do have to say that pheasant casserole on a cold winter's day can't be beaten...

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02/14/2009 11:26:45 AM
We get a small spattering of them. There's a place I see them regularly, but they are so skittish that I have yet to get a shot.
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02/10/2009 06:29:02 PM
Excellent capture of this striking bird. We don't see too many here in Pennsylvania anymore. There used to be quite a lot of them. Now the State manages them, producing many thousands each year to be set loose in the fields and woods for hunters during hunting season. Not many survive the hunt and few if any actually reproduce in the wild anymore.
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02/10/2009 12:06:11 PM
Great color and detail! I wish he would have looked at the camera!
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02/07/2009 09:44:56 PM
wow, amazing detail and color in this, love the DOF, but again wow for the detail
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02/04/2009 06:35:59 AM
vibrant rich colors and a really nice image
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02/03/2009 03:30:27 PM
Fabulous colors :-)
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02/02/2009 11:09:54 PM
The light reflecting off the breast feathers is a treat. These are very beautiful birds, and you have captured that with this shot.
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02/02/2009 08:11:23 PM
Brilliant plumage.. Can't image him blending in anywhere in the environment.
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02/02/2009 12:33:55 PM
Terrific capture Sara, color, detail, exp, are all dead on.
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02/02/2009 04:59:32 AM
Absolutely fabulos shot. The colours are magnificent.
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02/01/2009 04:49:06 PM
Lovely bokeh in the background.

Pheasants have such amazing plumage on them . .
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