Chinese Turtle Dove
|Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)|
|Date Taken: 2016-05-28|
|Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm VR|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 2:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|By the crater lake at Grand Bassin, now a Hindu sacred site. These lovely birds, Streptopelia chinensis, were introduced to Mauritius from Bengal in 1781. The are doing very well here, but they are less often seen as clearly as this. Doubtless this one has learnt to feast on bananas and other offerings made by the lakeside. |
It was grey and overcast when this snap was taken.
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- [2016-05-29 2:47]
Hi Geoffrey,very elegant pose and excellent capture of this dove that i seen me too in Mauritius. Perfect sharpness,the colors are very good despite the cloudy moment,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-05-29 19:49]
A gorgeous bird which you have photographed in beautiful soft lighting. The markings in it's plumage is quite lovely and you made wonderful eye contact. Would liked to have seen just a tad more space in front of the bird, but still a great shot.
Thanks for the NOTE. I'm a Hindu and I'm from Bengal in India (smile). This species is common in our yard too. Well captured.
Thanks and regards,