Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ring-necked Pheasant

Another case where bringing my camera along to work worked to my advantage. I was just leaving Wilsonville on 110th Ave last Thursday when I noticed a rooster Ring-necked Pheasant in the field along side the road.
I see pheasants along this stretch occasionally, but never when I have my camera. I was about to chastise myself for not having my camera, when I realized, duh, I do have it, so I turned around and hoped for the best.
Pheasants are difficult to photograph since they tend to stay hidden in tall grass. This one tolerated me for a bit as I stayed in my car, but as you can see, it soon got nervous and squatted in an attempt to hide, eventually flushing off to taller brush.

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