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Copyright: Dan Bjarno (pac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 11:29
Viewed: 2919
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Messenger pigeons were used extensively during World War I. In 1914 during the First Battle of the Marne, the French army had 72 pigeon lofts which advanced with the troops.

During World War II, the United Kingdom used about 250,000 messenger pigeons. The Dickin Medal, which is the highest possible animal's decoration for valor, was awarded to 32 pigeons.

Today, they are regarded with somewhat less respect..

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-06-23 14:35]

Hi Dan,
Excellent capture of this Pigeon, great detail captured and not an easy shot given how fast they fly. Perfect exposure and great colours too, even the iridescence in the neck feathers is clear.

An interesting theme for your note too (love the title!).

A great post, nice work.


Hello Dan
Very good in flight shot with very nice feather details.
Sharpness, exposure and composition are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

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