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    Photographed just after 6.30am whilst on route to the Little owls, 'Broken tail' was in full vocals trying to attract the females. It will probably niggle some, but the membrane over the eye is just coming into play, but I'm not dropping in a different eye. Shot at a low ISO, so need for any NR, files are super clean and shot at 12fps. The grass had a heavy dew, hence the rather wet and bedraggled plumage.

    Thanks to those who viewed or commented on the previous posting.

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    Subject: Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
    Location: UK
    Camera: Canon EOS-1DX MKIII
    Lens: EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT HH
    Exposure: 1/1600s at f/6.3 ISO800
    Original format: Landscape, very slight crop from L & R
    Processed via: LR Classic 9.4 & PSCC2020


    Note: The subject is fully wild and completely unconstrained. Besides the potential impact of my presence, nothing has been done to intentionally alter or affect the ongoing behavior of the subject and, of course, there has been no use of any form of bait or other form of wildlife attractants (including vocalisations) in the capture of this image.
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    Love the pose here. Framing is right on. Nice how the background fades away. Like the feather pattern on the chest as well.

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    Like the morning light on this beauty, Steve. The rich colors stand out well against a nice background. Great calling pose, and I don't mind the nictitating membrane at all.


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    Oh well no matter how many times you correct the title, computer says NO!

    Thanks guys.

    Hi Geoffrey, I guess I'm just conscious of previous comments over the years relating to Avian, but glad you liked it. I was lucky with the light and just have honed a few more things in this period of lock down. I don't confess to be a great Avian shooter, I just like to share.
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    nice frame Steve I bet he sounded like a broken engine

    light was sweet

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    Cheers Arash.
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