Almost Xmas

By: Arjen Drost

Nov 23 2012

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography


Focal Length:600mm
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Last year a new tradition was started on Birdpix, a Dutch website for bird photography. A group of users announced a contest where people have to make a picture of a relatively common bird species, the winner will be announced just before Christmas. Last year they chose the Magpie and this year the Pheasant. Normally I would just walk passed a Peacock and wouldn’t point my camera to it, but this changed things a little. I had just read the announcement of this contest on my phone, when this male Pheasant showed up somewhere in the dunes on Texel. I chose a low point of view, putting some vegetation in front of the bird, creating a bit a soft effect, with the bright colours of the Pheasant sticking out. I don’t know if I’m going to win, but I’m quite satisfied with the picture 🙂

2 comments on “Almost Xmas”

  1. Fantastic capture ! If only they were more common where I live.

  2. Come to North Norfolk, there they are everywhere! 🙂

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