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Close-up of a male Pheasant taken at the RSPB Old Moor Reserve in South Yorkshire, England.
Sony a77 with Sony 70-400SSM lens.

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  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous close-up Mike !

  • Thank you Renee.

    – MikeSquires

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    I really like this one. You just don’t see all those colours from a distance, lovely textures too.

  • Thanks Di. The colours and texture are a bit different on this bird because it has feathers under its eye instead of the large red wattle usually seen.

    – MikeSquires

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice detail in this capture

  • Sorry for not replying sooner Larry. Many thanks for your feature in ‘Natures Paintbrush’.

    – MikeSquires

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Your fabulous image was featured on 9th February and, inadvertently, you were not awarded a banner at the time – please accept our apologies for this oversight – your Extreme Closeup Hosts

  • Apology accepted, and many thanks for the feature. :-)

    – MikeSquires

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago


    July 2013

  • Thank you Polly. I’m really pleased to have my work featured in the ‘Macro Magic’ group.

    – MikeSquires

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 1 year ago

    his colors are gorgeous – super close up

  • Thank you for your comment Loree.

    – MikeSquires

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Awesome macro work! congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you Angie. I’m pleased you like the picture.

    – MikeSquires

  • Christian Eccleston
    Christian Eccl...over 1 year ago

    Great eye contact. Great colors.

  • Thank you for your comments Christian, and for your ‘fave’.

    – MikeSquires

  • metriognome
    metriognomeabout 1 year ago


    Makes a really powerful image – great stuff

  • Thank you Hugh. I’m pleased you like this work.

    – MikeSquires

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 1 year ago

    Well done!

    Mini Challenge – Birds & Bees (other insects also welcome) – 24 October 2013

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  • Thank you Celeste. I’m pleased to be a top ten challenge winner in the Nature’s Patterns and Designs group.

    – MikeSquires

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