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The Golden Pheasant or “Chinese Pheasant”, (Chrysolophus pictus) is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) and the family Phasianidae. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens : Sigma 150-500mm
Taken on Sunday March 20th 2011
Location: Alphen aan den rijn (Avifauna)
Country: The Netherlands

Comments

  • Braedene
    Braedenealmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Stunning – superb capture of the colours and sharp detail.

  • Thank you very much for the comments, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful – love all those colors and details.

  • Thank you very much for the comments, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 4 years ago

    A superb capture of this beautiful pheasant Dutch, love the small flash of sunlight just above the eye

  • Thank you very much for the comments, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    These birds are just beautiful, great capture Erik

  • Thank you very much for the comments, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsalmost 4 years ago

    Just loving all your bird shots Erik…love the colours here, excellent!

  • Thank you very much for the comments, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Moorealmost 4 years ago

    WOW, stunning bird, so colorful, great capture Erik!!!

  • Thank you very much for the comments Pat, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning colours Erik, lovely capture.

  • Thank you very much for the comments Mark, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethalmost 4 years ago

    The markings and colours here are fantastic!
    Beautiful close-up shot Erik!

  • Thank you very much for the comments Marian, much appreciated !!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 4 years ago

    what a splendid bird, well captured Erik

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