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Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove
Photo Information
Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 50] (319)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak Easyshare C190
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/161 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 4:55
Viewed: 1083
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this bird at a very lonely place of a house, in its natural nest. Light was low. So I used flash.

The Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon which is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The species has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral populations have become established. This species was formerly included in the genus Streptopelia with other turtle-doves, but studies suggest that they differ from typical members of that genus. This dove is long tailed buff brown with a white-spotted black collar patch on the back and sides of the neck. The tail tips are white and the wing coverts have light buff spots. There is considerable plumage variations across populations within its wide range. The species is found in light forests and gardens as well as in urban areas. They fly off from the ground with an explosive flutter and will sometimes glide down to a perch.

Source: Wikipedia

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Loved your notes and the image.
Am glad you used the flash!!!
Those eyes are most impressive.
Great capture, indeed.
Wonder if you will get the opportunity to register its chicks?
Best and most kind regards from COLD COLD Canada,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-26 10:01]

A very unusual way to take a dove,in a modern scenery and with the flash too,the result is nice and original and the quality very good too despite the difficult light and location,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Pushkar, The shot came out nicely even though the flash has fired. Your angle has covered everything that needed to be shown. Well done. Best regards

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