Pheasant are easiest to be photographed in flight, if you can get onto a shoot and place
yourself between the take off site and the Guns, this location is not always possible on
safety grounds, the other location is to understand were the birds are heading for and get
behind the guns so you can capture your shoot from the array of birds that make it past
the guns, the light and height of the birds needs to be accounted for in your decision on
to were to stand, but check with the head gamekeeper and or shoot captain, that you are
welcome to photograph the activities of the day and where they want you. I have had a
couple of other chases to capture pheasants in flight. You will need a telephoto lens that
you can hand hold steady plus master the skill of shooting panning pictures. Any
photographer can get images of Pheasants with standard field craft skills, but if you can
find a shoot feeding station and get the right to be there, that will help to get the bird
coming to you, throughout your photo session.
Ring Necked Pheasant flying in front of a Silver Birch Copice.
Pheasant in full glide, just before braking to land into a tree line.
Adult cock bird, in September about to face his second shooting season.
Melanistic male Pheasant, showing its incandescent green neck, with the sun on it.
Pheasant in full glide having been pushed over a set of Guns.
Female hen Pheasant, rousing her feathers, something birds of Prey do just before taking off,
this bird had just finished dust bathing.