This was made one autumn afternoon during one of those very calm, overcast days that is perfect for photographing detail. I originally went out looking for macro and close up floral opportunities but then I came across a dead pheasant lying beside the road between Grassington and Conistone. It was not long dead (apparently hit by a car) so I spent some time making closeups of the intricate and colorful feather detail. I'm sure I must have caused a few double takes from people driving by but I wouldn't have noticed :)

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