Flying through the sunlight by Alan Mattison

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A high flying male pheasant shows the autumn sunlight through his outstretched wings. Taken with a Nikon D700, layered, processed & finished in PS.


pheasant, bird, game, wildlife


  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters9 months ago

    This is beautiful..

  • Thanks for the feature & the kind Words, Lori !!


    – Alan Mattison

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    October 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks for the feature & the kind Words, Teresa !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backus9 months ago

    Like a phoenix rising!! Wonderful shot Alan.

  • thanks so much, Christina !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsen9 months ago

    How absolutely C.O.O.L. is this work!

  • Thank you for your kind Words, Carol !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Denzil
    Denzil9 months ago

    Stunning work Alan!!! I don’t care whether you PS’d the sun behind the pheasant – the end effect is SOOOO good!!! And if you caught it at the moment, well then I’m speechless:)

  • Thanks alot, Den ! The bird was actually placed with the sun shining through it’s wings, ll I did was work on the colouring and added more background to give extra drama !! I do hope your speech returns soon !!


    – Alan Mattison

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdale9 months ago

    This reminds me of my journey to work each morning – so many pheasants either flying up into the air or, sadly, running out into the road with bad consequences :(

  • Thanks a lot, Carol ! You must live close to an estate ?


    – Alan Mattison

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted9 months ago

    10-16-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks once Again for featuring my Work, Kira !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoe9 months ago


  • Big thanks for the feature, Jessie !!


    – Alan Mattison

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...9 months ago

    Beautiful capture, Alan . . . congrats on the Art Universe feature!

  • Glad you like it ! thanks, C&M !!

    – Alan Mattison

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies9 months ago

    What a fabulous capture, lighting mood, clouds and texture! A big wow to this one!

  • Thanks for the great comment, Angie !!!

    – Alan Mattison

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