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Superb fruit-dove

Superb fruit-dove
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pigeons and Doves [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 3:15
Viewed: 8998
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common name(s): Purple-crowned Fruit-dove, Purple-capped Fruit-dove, Purple-crowned Pigeon, Superb Fruit-pigeon

The Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) is a small colourful Fruit dove with a white abdominal region. Both sexes are sexually dimorphic.

Native to Australia, it is found (though rarely) from Southern Victoria further North (where it becomes more common) to Cape York in Queensland in rainforest.

Males are superbly coloured with a fire orange nape, green ear, purple cap, yellow eye and eye-ring. Grey breast is divided from abdomen by a wide dark blue band. White leg is broken up green patches. Wings are olive green covered in blue spots, tail is tipped with white. Females are still very beautiful but are dominated by green all over; White abdomen, blue wing tip, light blue breast and small dark blue spot on back of head and yellow eye and eyering.

Amother shot here

And both of them here.

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Hello Biswarup,
Quite unusual for me to see a diove with colours like this one!
Well captured, DOF is spot on and the colours come through very well...
Good point of view and a pleasant composition!
Pablo -

tres joli sur tout, couleurs, netteté etc...
la crete violette de cet oiseau n' est pas commune et les autres couleurs pareilles
bravo, merci salutations

Hello Biswarup,
Nice shot! The colours of the plumage are quite amazing. The framing and POV are good, but the picture is quite soft. Probably you didn't have much light to play with. I found the blurred green leaf in FG a little distracting as well.
Anyway, well done on this one!

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