One of our most beautiful birds is a male pheasant, photographing them is a real challenge. 

First of all, they love to run and run fast. When they do stop, it's for a split second to evaluate the situation and then run or take flight. This guy did exactly that, he gave me one opportunity before he blasted off. I get a kick out of how they think they're hiding, if they drop down, it's tough to see them but if they just pause, they stand out like a sore thumb.

"Bold and Beautiful"

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