I heard someone talking about the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ the other day on tv. For those unfamiliar with the term it denotes the beginning of the shooting season when game birds are allowed to be shot. I took these images of pheasants in Yorkshire and so I thought a poster to warn them might be in order.

Our friend Alan Mattison reliably informs me that the pheasant shooting season begins on 1st October, so they can relax for a little longer, it is the poor grouse who need to hide on 12th August.

Taken with Nikon D5000 18 – 200 lens. Textures from Irene, onOne and processed in CS3



I am 71 years young, and getting younger thanks to the new skills I am learning from the wonderful red bubble community. I came here as a competent photographer, no more, and discovered all the joys of manipulation. I now work for hours creating unique images from my photographs and then submit them for the never failing kind comments from the wonderful friends I have met on red bubble.

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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work Alma!

  • Thank you so much Istvan, I am so happy that you like it and thank you also for the fave. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 3 years ago

    Ha ha……Think I’d be running as well! Lovely work Alma!!

  • Thank you Lynda, I think I would run too!!! Alma

    – almaalice

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    9 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Thank you Konstantinos. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    Oh yes! PLEASE put up those posters Alma! Can’t for the life of me understand that sport … (if one can call it that!) I had one of thesebirds, must find the photo and put it up.Really gorgeous pic!

  • They are absolutely beautiful, I spent ages trying to get a sharp shot of them because understandably the slightest hint of human movement and they are away. I did manage a few but decided to use them on this image initially. Alma xx

    – almaalice

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Morning Features Wildlife

    Love the Image! 08/09/2011

  • Thank you so much Deborah I am delighted to have been featured in this group. So pleased that you like the image, let us just hope they keep their heads down!!! Alma

    – almaalice

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

  • This is wonderful, thank you so much, Shooters nil, pheasants one. I am very honoured. Alma

    – almaalice

  • Alan Mattison
    Alan Mattisonabout 3 years ago

    Oh ! Alice ! pheasants are not shot until the 1st October ! it’s grouse that have a hunting season in August !! So sleep well ,your pheasants have a couple og months peace yet ! Lovely piece of work !

  • Bless you for that Alan, I knew that it was grouse on 12th but mistakenly thought it included all game birds. Thank you for your kind words, they are such beautiful birds I wanted to do them justice. Alma

    – almaalice

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 3 years ago

    A wonderful creation on this beautiful bird!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and congratulations Bill, I am so pleased that you like this one. Just a different slant on a bird picture. Alma

    – almaalice

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

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  • Your banners are better than a feature my dear friend. I love it when you like one of my pictures. Thank you so much. Alma

    – almaalice

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your LOVELY feature, so well deserved.

  • Thank you so much Andrea, it is so kind of you to drop by. Alma

    – almaalice

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