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03-23-2004
23-MAR-2004 Ron Lutz II

03-23-2004

Butler, PA

I know, I know...ANOTHER bird shot...seems to be a lot this month.

On my morning commute into the city from Butler I spotted this bird moving from the brush to the left of the road. I stopped right there, making two trucks stop as well, pointed my camera out the window and got this shot. It was cold, crisp and sunny with a layer of frost that I think adds to the photo.

This is a Ring-Necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus , an introduced bird from China. Usually, I only see very scrawny birds that are raised on game farms and released for hunting. This one is nice and robust.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/750s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso400 full exif

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Tim Springer25-Jun-2004 23:50
Nice!!
Color contrast of the pheasant and the background is striking.
John Buffin30-Mar-2004 23:57
Looks like it could be a nature painting.
Very nice.
Anna Yu25-Mar-2004 20:26
The frost makes the colors of the bird stand out. A stunning shot. Drive carefully.
John24-Mar-2004 20:26
WOW the thumb does not do this justice! Great shot Ron!!
Guest 24-Mar-2004 08:28
Pretty !!
brother_mark24-Mar-2004 04:29
Nice. The bird stands out well and the frost does add, by being a very neutral color and giving us a sense of cold.
penny roots23-Mar-2004 21:06
wow , lovely shot , great colours .
Guest 23-Mar-2004 18:46
This is a great capture Ron. The colors just jump out.
Jeff Gegner23-Mar-2004 18:29
Wow, what a great shot of an elusive bird!
Guest 23-Mar-2004 17:57
Wow, this is so beautiful, the bird and the background!
Think you got it so sharp and nice, real good work!
ann isshinryu_mom23-Mar-2004 16:00
What a beautiful bird and beautiful photo.... but be careful, I don't wanna see a picture of your smushed vehicle, ya' hear!?
virginiacoastline23-Mar-2004 15:21
So nice of him to posse so perfectly for you . . and I need to cover my ears cuz I can HEAR all the bad language that was hailing in your direction from those two trukers!! LOL!
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