Hedgerow Fruits with Pheasant


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We were on the way home when this Pheasant decided to cross the road right in front of us, there was no way to avoid it- we heard a thump, looked in the rear view mirror only to see a shower of feathers. We assumed it had been knocked back into the overgrown verge. We got some funny looks whilst driving through our local town, when we got home we discovered the Pheasant firmly jammed into the front grill of the car.........
SMC A 50mm 1.7
10/10/2013 - 14:37Gary Hickin
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed15 sec
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ISO100
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Gajan

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 15:01
Disturbing... but a colourful farewell.
Best Regards,

Gajan

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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 15:28
This is quite common subject matter along with hares, rabbits, various birds, and even deer in traditional still life paintings. We are quite rich in wildlife where we live but I would never think of killing anything on purpose, especially for photographic purposes.
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Last Edited by Gary Hickin on 10/10/2013 - 15:44

Gajan

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 16:26
Gary Hickin wrote:
This is quite common subject matter along with hares, rabbits, various birds, and even deer in traditional still life paintings. We are quite rich in wildlife where we live but I would never think of killing anything on purpose, especially for photographic purposes.

Gary, I understand and respect your views on this subject. While the photo is technically excellent, I find it disturbing personally (and I am not a vegetarian).
Best Regards,

Gajan

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Defragged

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 17:12
Lovely photograph Gary. Good enough to grace Country Life Magazine.

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Dodge69

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 17:39
Fantastic composition, lovely mix of colours and great rendering - lovely jubbly
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 18:49
10 out of 10
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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 19:44
Thank you for your comments- I appreciate that the subject matter might not be to everyone's taste.
Cheers,
Gary
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Mac

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 20:23
Super composition and lighting.

Like an old master's painting.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 20:26
Well, it's very much to my taste, Gary. Pheasants were introduced into the country as game birds. They are still bred and released for this purpose. Cock pleasants have lovely plumage and make excellent subjects for a still-life (so to speak).

Immaculately composed and lit, as ever, Gary.
Best wishes,

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autumnlight

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 20:45

mohammad

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 21:55
Another masterpiece.

Regards

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 22:38
Masterpiece!
And what's more, I think that the bird would probably consider it an honour to perish for such a worthy cause.

Indeed, I do wonder if perhaps it deliberately chose YOUR car to attach itself to!
Best Regards, Larry.

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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 10/10/2013 - 23:55
A fine comment Larry- I keep telling myself similar things to smooth over the guilt from hitting it in the first place. It was a lot easier when I found a dead one on top of our fruit cage ( on my website) .
Cheers,
Gary
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alfpics

Link Posted 11/10/2013 - 09:19
A great opportunistic still life!
As others have said, composition & lighting is great
Andy
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 14/10/2013 - 07:18
The pheasant would have been proud of its sacrifice.
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pauljay

Link Posted 25/10/2013 - 17:36
Macabre - but god it's good!!
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Gary Hickin

Link Posted 26/11/2013 - 20:31
Many thanks for all your comments - no more dead things for a while!
Cheers,
Gary
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