Thursday, 1 December 2011

A beautiful lady to see in the countryside........................... the pheasant

If you see an image of a Pheasant it's nearly always of the male...
...and why not it's a beautiful bird to see.
But what about the females... an unattractive brown bird?.. well have a closer look.

I think she's a stunner.

I was sat in my car hoping to see the young male I call Target when this lovely lady walked by.
(Target has been the star of a couple of my little video clips this summer.. links at the end of this post).
I had the car door open but she was so unaware of my presence she kept coming closer...
...climbing the small bank alongside my parking place.
A close view of the plumage reveals a beautiful array of colours... all to make the bird blend in the countryside... wonderful camouflage.
Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

A beautiful bird to see up close.
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27 comments:

Dianne said...

You're right Andrew! - she's a stunner with all that fine detailed work on each individual feather - exquisite.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting and a cool looking pheasant. I hope it stays safe.
Wonderful photos.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I hear that song "isn't she lovely .." as I look over these pheasant photographs. A mandala moment was also happening, seeing the wonderful mosaic-like pattern-play in her plumage. Great photo-opportunity Andrew; thanks for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

It's a joy to find a beautiful female bird - finally - she is gorgeous - and I am serious! sandie

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

If she got any closer I think you'd have to change lenses. Great captures Andrew.

TexWisGirl said...

those are gorgeous photos! she is a beauty! nicely done!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...she is a sweetheart and gorgeous!!
What lovely details and colors...these photo's are amazing!!
Thanks for the hugs and some right back at ya!!
Grace

Sondra said...

OH what beautiful feathers she has...awesome clarity and sharpness in these shots Andrew!!

EG Wow said...

Amazing! I have never been able to capture pheasants with my lens.

Michelle My Bell said...

Wow! Beautiful job capturing the beauty :)

ADRIAN said...

They are much brighter than the males. It's rare for one to commit suicide by flying in front of ones car.

FotoAnna said...

She is a beauty and you captured her very well!
Greetings,
Anna (Netherlands)

JDS said...

A fine post with fine pictures. Most people don't pay attention to detail, which causes them to miss much of what makes the world beautiful, but this post does a great job directing people's eyes to something they might have ignored if they were out on a walk!

Pantherka said...

It's beautiful! Beautiful photos, great!

Fábio Martins said...

The focus on the eye in the last photo was perfect! Good catches

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful aren't they? Brilliant faces as well.

Adam Tilt said...

I agree with you Andrew, the female Pheasants are stunning to look at. Seems like you had a great encounter with this one.

Arija said...

a lovely lady indeed Andrew. You have captured amazing detail of her plumage which in it's own way, is as stunning as that of a peacock let alone her spectacular mate.

Sorry ai have been absent so often, the combination of my sister's brain tumour and my husband's dementia has been severely restricting my blogging and everything else as well.

JM said...

Beautiful bird! The close-up shots are fantastic, Andrew. Well done.

Rambling Woods said...

I've never seen one..she is beautiful

Christine said...

Lovely bird!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice pictures Andrew..... i like this bird very much.

Greetings, Joop

mick said...

She's beautiful! Great photos.

Gary said...

She is a beauty, Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

She is beautiful, Andrew! Wonderful captures!

heyBJK said...

Fantastic close-up's, Andrew! Wow! Beautiful!

Springman said...

Excellent Andrew! You make your point well. Each individual feather is something of treasure. All together a hard to fathom beauty. Cheers!