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Pompous Pheasant

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 30 March 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Who's a pretty boy then ?

Canon EOS 500D 1/50 second F/13.0 ISO 100 300 mm

Spotlight and Colour Spotlight Images at :


Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

What wonderful, colorful detail. He looks like he's wearing ear muffs.

30 Mar 2012 5:13am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Vibrant feathers!

30 Mar 2012 5:47am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a colorful portrait of this fine fellow.

30 Mar 2012 6:05am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

WOW! What a colourful head! And so proud of it! AND...such an amazing capture!

30 Mar 2012 6:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

...come and get it girls! Love the colours and clarity here

30 Mar 2012 6:33am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Stunning!!! Very artistic, excellent colors and details

30 Mar 2012 6:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Great title and superb capture of the colours and that beady eye!

30 Mar 2012 6:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic.. beautiful closeup.

30 Mar 2012 7:20am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

5* all the way. Such a colorful closeup.

30 Mar 2012 7:46am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! Brilliant.... The details in the feathers and the colors are gorgeous ! 5***** Enjoy the upcoming weekend :)

30 Mar 2012 8:01am

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran


30 Mar 2012 8:20am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Great capture!

30 Mar 2012 8:25am

@Lewis: Thanks for visiting

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West wales boy., Germany

He knows he´s pretty,great portrait.

30 Mar 2012 8:30am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb, fantastic detail Nige

30 Mar 2012 8:42am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow! awesome portrait!

30 Mar 2012 10:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderful detail in this. No exif data, was it a huge telephoto?

30 Mar 2012 10:11am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

excellent colour & clarity - great portrait

30 Mar 2012 10:18am

Jason Politte from United States

Wow, what a fantastic portrait! I had no idea that Pheasants were so exquisite up close.

30 Mar 2012 10:29am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..!! Splendid !!!

30 Mar 2012 10:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking shot, the colours are so rich and vibrant.

30 Mar 2012 10:51am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un portrait volatile de toute beauté ! *****
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

30 Mar 2012 11:02am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! 5***** superbe portrait et net de chet net!!!

30 Mar 2012 11:16am

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

beautiful colors.

30 Mar 2012 11:40am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

stunning closeup / portrait

30 Mar 2012 11:49am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Un rendu époustoufflant et des couleurs fantastiques. bravo.

30 Mar 2012 12:05pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

30 Mar 2012 12:09pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot and colour.

30 Mar 2012 12:47pm

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

beautiful colors....superb !!

30 Mar 2012 3:38pm

Rob from Vianen, Netherlands

Wat een schitterende foto. Dit wordt je niet vaak nagedaan.

30 Mar 2012 4:28pm

@Rob: Thanks for visiting

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent focus and framing, Nigel - wow, what a beauty!!

30 Mar 2012 5:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful colors!

30 Mar 2012 5:26pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous colors on these feathers !!!! Excellent focus ..

30 Mar 2012 5:36pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great and outstanding shoot!

30 Mar 2012 6:10pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, a fantasdtic portrait !

30 Mar 2012 6:27pm

@Loner: Thanks for visiting

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe comèpo quelle couleur quelle prestance sueprbe cpatage et iamge.
Belle soirée

30 Mar 2012 6:46pm

tataray from france, France

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... surprenant )

30 Mar 2012 6:55pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic shot, brilliant colors ~ really fantastic!!!

30 Mar 2012 7:03pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

wowsa! what colour and detail...close-up of the year contender already?

30 Mar 2012 7:23pm

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Is real? He is so beautiful and colourful!

30 Mar 2012 7:31pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Un portrait animalier superbe dans les couleurs et la précision des détails. Bravo!

30 Mar 2012 8:06pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

He looks like the king of the birds:)

30 Mar 2012 9:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Fantastic color and detail! He knows he's good looking!

30 Mar 2012 10:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

He looks like he is made up by a committee that can not agree on anything, and still he is beautiful! ;-)

30 Mar 2012 11:09pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

beautiful shot.

31 Mar 2012 4:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Now that is one colourful face.

31 Mar 2012 4:24am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! This is terrific. Stunning detail and clarity. I love the colors

31 Mar 2012 7:13am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful...colorful portrait.

31 Mar 2012 7:32am

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

A beautiful picture of this cock, this cock has to chose the chicken.
Greetings Leo.

31 Mar 2012 8:30am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

31 Mar 2012 8:14pm

@omid: Thanks omid

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Color Spotligt, fantastic image. Good day.

31 Mar 2012 8:27pm

@Tede: Thanks Tede

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulations on this well deserved spotlight Nigel, it's a gorgeous image ! Have a nice evening :)

31 Mar 2012 8:46pm

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on your Color Spotlight, Nigel !!! Well deserved...

31 Mar 2012 9:11pm

@Baldwin VW: Thanks so much.

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

CONGRATULATION on Color Spotlight :)

31 Mar 2012 10:25pm

@Mariana M.: Thanks Mariana

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wonderful detail and vivid colour.

31 Mar 2012 10:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb detail, fine specular light in the eye. congratulations

1 Apr 2012 2:04am

@john4jack: Thanks

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a most fantastic image! No wonder it made the Spotlight!

1 Apr 2012 2:19am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks Judy

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

1 Apr 2012 3:16am

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve

Jason Politte from United States

Congrats on the Color Spotlight, Nigel!

1 Apr 2012 4:43am

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Really a great portrait !
Congratulations for the color spotlight

1 Apr 2012 5:14am

@Calusarus: Thanks

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Congrats on the colour spotlight!

1 Apr 2012 7:15am

@CElliottUK: Cheers Chris

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Congrats on the spotlight Nige, well deserved with this one

1 Apr 2012 8:46am

@Doug: Cheers doug

Mhelene from Paris, France

...and congratulations on the color spotlight !

1 Apr 2012 8:47am

@Mhelene: Thanks Mhelene

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Super félicitation!! je pensais bien que tu aurais un spotlightcolor avec cette photo!!!!! géniale!!!!

1 Apr 2012 9:12am

@Martine: Thanks martine

franz from Baden, Austria

what a colourful show-off ... ;-))
great choice for the colour spotlight ... congratulations !!!

1 Apr 2012 11:07am

@franz: Thanks franz

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Incredible details and colors...lovely shot

1 Apr 2012 2:33pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight !
It's a very nice portrait !

1 Apr 2012 3:51pm

@Aubélia: Thanks

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

oh he looks so very proud and beautiful! Like a knight in feathery armour! congrats on the spotlight for this extraordinary portrait!

1 Apr 2012 5:08pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Stunning color! Congratulation on your color spotlight !

1 Apr 2012 9:33pm

@Dokmateo: Thanks

kasiaaus from Canberra, Australia

I love this shot!

2 Apr 2012 12:45am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful...Congratulations on the color Spotlight !!

2 Apr 2012 6:36am


Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

What colors, beautiful head portrait! Congratulations!

2 Apr 2012 6:43am

@Willie: Thanks

rick from brisbane, Australia

What a magnicent example of nature at work. Thanks for showing this to us.

2 Apr 2012 7:15am

@rick: Thanks.

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wowwww... What a great picture!

2 Apr 2012 8:49am

@Aly: Thanks

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wow.... a fantastic bird portrait. The colours and details are outstanding. Congratulations for the Color Spotlight.

2 Apr 2012 11:13am

@Laurette: Thanks

LauraS from Chico, United States

Outstanding photograph. Such rich colors. He is indeed a pompous pheasant! Congratulations on the Spotlight. Well earned.

3 Apr 2012 6:22pm

@LauraS: Thanks Laura

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Very well deserved!

3 Apr 2012 7:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine

fereshteh from tehran, Iran

good shot...

4 Apr 2012 11:43am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

What would his ancestors, the dinosaurs? :)
Beautiful portrait, indeed !

4 Apr 2012 2:16pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Excellent portrait!

4 Apr 2012 4:03pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Amazing !!

7 Apr 2012 11:18am

anjana from mumbai, India

What beautiful colours on this pheasant.

7 Jan 2013 5:17am

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Canon EOS 500D
1/50 second
ISO 100
300 mm