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Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 23:50
Viewed: 1729
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture in Skukuza(Kruger National Park;South Africa) camping sight.

The Laughing Dove(Spilopelia sevegalensis) is a smallpigeon that is a resident breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa,the Middle East to the Indian Subcontinent..This small long tailed Dove is found in dry scrub and semi desart habitats where pairs can often be seen feeding on the ground.

Species:S.senegalensis(Linnaeus 1766)

The Laughing Dove is a long-tailed,slim pigeon,typically 25cm in length.It is pinkish brown on the underside with a lilac tinged head and neck.The head and underparts are pinkish.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-19 5:12]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful presentation of this Laughing Dove in fine natural colours, nicely contrasting against the dark background. Good choice of composition. Good sharpness.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-19 8:55]

Hi Srikumar.
What a beautiful species of Dove you managed to caught. Its colouration as well as all other brilliantly reflected by you details are simply amazing. I like wonderful subject at whole a lot. It is simple and at that time is fine. Curve of twig, impressive dark surroundings and spot of lights with vivid colours create a superb picture. Well done and TFS.

Hi Srikumar. Nice focus right on. Colours and light are strong. The only thing that would make the picture better is a better background. You did well. It's patterns show up beautifully. TFS Trevor

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely gove with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-19 16:37]

Hi Srikumar,absolutely great this exposure,the dark background is perfect to contrast the dove,magnificent capture,bright colors and fine detail,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Sri
this is a beautiful dove with nice details to see
great sharpness nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar,

This is a very special composition. The dark BG makes the picture stand out. Superb exposure & details.

Warm Regards,

Hello friend, Srikumar,
[Have been travelling, by car, along the western coast ... hence my absence ... am EXHAUSTED.
Most lovely presentation.
Loved your short but educative notes.
Will post a Turtle dove, registered in Penticton B.C., as soon as I'm rested.
Best and most kind regards,

Beautiful Picture!!!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-21 2:18]

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent capture of the Dove, I like very much the texture of the plumage.
Great d彋ails and sharpness, the light is perfect too.
Very good job, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Hello Srikumar,
照的很漂亮 很美丽的鳥 也很清晰
色彩真是太美麗了 看起來栩栩如生
光的處理很完美 算是大師級的作品 令人激賞
构图也很美丽 真是好看

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  • dip (59)
  • [2014-07-21 8:35]

Hello Srikumar,
wonderful image,good lighting,excellent sharpness!

Details and sharp very good against the black like BG. Magnifcient light. Best compliments MF Srikumar.


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-07-21 19:46]

That beauty of a dove; you've captured, Srikumar!
It is very beautiful and has managed to be cut from the dark background with a perfect exposure. Congratulations!


Hello Srikumar

Beautiful photo of this Laughing Dove, the light on the subject and the dark background
putting the bird and its beautiful plumage in evidence, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-30 18:05]

Hello Srikumar,
I must say this Laughing Dove is certainly an eye catching bird. The colors and markings are simply gorgeous and the exposure is right on the money. I love the blue wing patch and uniquely marked throat.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-03 4:52]

Hello Srikumar,
Very fine dove with a beautiful plumage. I like the shown attitude, full of curiosity and of course the beautiful colors of the plumage

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-08-18 1:14]

Hi Srikumar,
Great capture of this Laughing Dove ..
Lovely capture with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details and composition.
Best wishes,

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