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Canon
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Canon EOS 1100D
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Oct 14, 2013, 12:03:56 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
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Pharaoh by OliverBPhotography Pharaoh by OliverBPhotography
Pharaoh
Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus, Goldfasan)


Taken with a Canon EOS 1100D, Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 Di SP VC USD Lens
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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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MrEyeCandy66 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was at a Disney park called animal kingdom and they had these running around in a sanctuary. It has to be one one the most colorful birds i have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your great photography.
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OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

Yes, definitely one of the most colorful birds I know as well. The females of this species look great as well with their stripes, but their lack of color makes them appear as different as you would expect from an entirely different species. It's fascinating how the visible difference between bird genders can range from drastic to non-existant.
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TheMarchStudios Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
Great capture! These guys just amaze me with the way they look... It's incredible some of the creatures nature has come up with. :D
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OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

And I agree, nature never ceases to amaze me. Plus, we don't even need to look for rare or exotic beings in faraway regions to see beautiful or otherwise fascinating plants or animals... All too easily we overlook the everyday wonders around us. :)
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poseidonsimons-s Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
beautiful
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OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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monkiey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. This is awesome. It must have been somewhat tame for you to get that close!or you have really good zoom
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OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a caged bird, unfortunately. The biggest issues were getting close enough to the grid of the aviary (so that it wouldn't show up in the photo), getting the head of the pheasant in focus and finding the right combination of shutter speed, ISO and exposure. As you can see, I had to resort to 1/25th at ISO 800 to get it properly exposed; this would've been absolutely impossible at 300mm without image stabilization (called "Vibration Compensation" in that lens). I'm just glad the bird decided to pose still for just long enough to get this done without having him appear as a rainbow of blurriness :D
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monkiey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, however you managed it, this is definitely worth the time you put into capturing the moment. 
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