RSPB Old Moor , Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire, England.

Sony a77 with Sony 70-400 SSM lens.

Winner of the Local Critters group Colourful Critters challenge.


birds, game birds, pheasant, rspb, old moor, dearne valley, nature, natural history, wildlife

Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,
Why fret about them if today be sweet!

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful close up shot showing the intricate details … amazing!

  • Thanks Di. He’s a handsome chap, but he looks to have had a scrap or two!

    – MikeSquires

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for featuring my work Ray.

    – MikeSquires

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic close-up Mike !

  • Thanks for your comment Renee. It is very much appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ruth. It’s a great honour to be featured in Animal & Wild Bird Photography.

    – MikeSquires

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 2 years ago

    outstanding :)

  • Many thanks Larry. My prayers are with you. Get well soon, and carry on with your excellent work with your camera.

    – MikeSquires

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtalmost 2 years ago

    Best close up I’ve ever seen!

  • A great compliment. Many thanks.

    – MikeSquires

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature in Animals plus Wild Birds Photography, beautiful work.

  • Thanks Andrea. Much appreciated.

    – MikeSquires

  • webbo
    webboalmost 2 years ago

    Great detail

  • Thanks Keith. Thrilled by the response to this pic.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature in Animals & Wild Bird Photography, it’s stunning.

  • Thanks Di. Don’t know what else to say. So pleased with the response..

    – MikeSquires

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