Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pheasant Surprise

Firstly regular viewers will notice that I have decided to change the size of the Blog. I hope this works OK and if anyone has any problems viewing then please let me know. The main reason for doing this is so I can display bigger images.

While waiting for some brown hares to appear the other day, I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of pheasants. They are such beautifully coloured birds that I can rarely resist when they appear in front of the lens. However, they are quite difficult birds to compose well within the frame due to their long tail. This often means you need to be a long distance to fit the bird in which leads to loss of detail.

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and a head shot to finish

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8 comments:

Billy said...

Hi Richard, good idea! (I might try that on my blog). I hope your partner is feeling better. Great shots as always!

Billy D
billsbirding.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Looks lovely, but slightly too wide for my monitor at 1024 x 768 px resolution.

The Early Birder said...

I always thought these guys were worth a closer look & your photos prove that. Excellent Rich.
P.S. I don't have a problem with the larger page - you can always zoom out if need be.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Amazinh shot especially no. 3 hehehe

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the feedback. Page width has now been reduced to 1024px.

Cheers

Rich

Quantum Tiger said...

Great photos as ever. I like the wider width although the I'd have to say that the banner now looks too narrow(although its a great shot of a gull landing!)

Little Brown Job said...

Stunning close-up, really shows of those beautiful colours.

Paul.

T and S said...

Stunning details and colors Richard. Spectacular series. I enjoyed this one

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