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Milk for pigeon

Milk for pigeon
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM, (digital), Canon 2x extender II
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-06-25 0:52
Viewed: 4541
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here you see the squabs being fed with pigeon's milk, a liquid regurgitated from the crop (Squabs are blind for the first 10-14 days).

(Columba palumbus, Le pigeon ramier)
In the colder northern and eastern parts of its Europe and western Asia range the Common Wood Pigeon is a migrant, but in southern and Western Europe it is a well distributed and often abundant resident. It is a basically grey bird, with a pinkish breast. Size at 38-43 cm. White on its neck and wing. Juvenile birds do not have the white patches on either side of the neck. It breeds in trees in woods, parks and gardens, laying two white eggs in a simple stick nest which hatch after 17 to 19 days. The young usually fly at 33 to 34 days. Most of its diet is vegetable, taken from open fields or gardens and lawns; young shoots and seedlings are favored, and it will take grain, as well as certain fruits and berries.

Cloudy bright light.
Nest built in the open, just 3m away from a kestrel nest (We go there for the kestrels but it's nice to look at the pigeon chicks at this age). Heavy crop. I like the original shot better (see workshop) but it can be viewed only in HD. Slight rotation for estheticism. In original shot (workshop) the gargoyle orientation fits reality.

Thanks for looking,

Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.0.7
Shooting Date/Time 24/06/2010 15:43:47
Shooting Mode Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/800
Av( Aperture Value ) 10.0
Metering Mode Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 800
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x
Focal Length 400.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
Peripheral illumination correction Disable
File Size 24170KB
Dust Delete Data No
Drive Mode Single shooting
Live View Shooting OFF

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-25 3:07]

Hi JeanMarie
What a great shot!
Lovely moments, great details and POV.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-25 4:55]
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Bonjour Jean-Marie,
A nouveau un sujet peu montré et très intéressant. Encore faut-il bien connaître les animaux pour le voir! Te voilà donc reparti à Vincennes pour l'observation des animaux.. avec une bien belle et tendre scène comme trésor de chasse. Un grand merci et bonne fin de semaine

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