I'd been after a photo of a pheasant for a while and there aren't a great many of them where we live.
So, when this poor, unsupecting bird wondered out right in front of us on the main path into the reserve at RSPB Arne he promptly became the subject of a frantic photo session as we tried to get a few shots before he disappeared into the woods. It was a pretty gloomy day and the light was poor so the pics weren't great but it was enough to use as ref for a painting.
Those feathers though...beautiful but hard work ;)
He's up on my Redbubble store on a variety of merch!