17 November 2015

Pheasant on No. 1 Line

As I started driving down No. 1 Line late this afternoon after a walk up the track, this pheasant trotted along the road in front of the car before slipping through the fence into a steep, rough paddock. I stopped a little further along where I could see back to where the pheasant was standing. Although not optimistic, I hurriedly changed lenses and managed a few photographs from a long way off. This isn't technically a great photograph, but it gives the impression of this spectacular bird in its environment.

I never fail to get a thrill from seeing a wild pheasant.



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8 comments:

Ruahine said...

Kia ora Pete,
They are beautiful. I feel slightly ashamed I spent a lot of days in my youth hunting them.
Cheers,
Robb

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. The irony is that if it weren't for the hunters, we probably wouldn't get to enjoy seeing them so often.

Lisa Emerson said...

You have captured one of those moments which is ordinary, and yet very special - precisely because we don't ordinarily turn to look.

pohanginapete said...

Lisa, I can't help looking when a bird as striking as this appears!

Lisa Emerson said...

Pete, we have a pair of cardinals in our garden! I wish you were here to photograph these beautiful birds!

pohanginapete said...

I wish I was there, too! I've never seen a cardinal (other than in photographs, of course).

Ruahines said...

Kia Ora Pete...saw a flock of cardinals in the Wisconsin woods back home. Quite stunning really.
Robb

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. One cardinal's spectacular; a flock must be an astonishing sight.