Sunday, June 06, 2010

Death among the buttercups

I had to pop up to the 'stock room' a few minutes ago and from the window saw a couple of crows leaping and flapping about across the other side of the field. Watching more intently I saw an agitated female pheasant trying to fend them off. I reckoned she must have been defending her brood so I rushed back downstairs and grabbed the camera with the long lens. Not long enough for detail, but the following blurry shots (click them to see them bigger) tell the sad story.

The crow then proceeded to eat its lunch.

Photography often reveals the unseen. Concentrating on the action I was oblivious to a creature that was keeping its head down, but editing the images it was revealed.