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A resting collared dove

A resting collared dove
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-25 14:19
Viewed: 3370
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

I've had a particularly busy day today but, at last, time for looking at TN.

Today, I am posting a shot of a collared dove which I captured when on holiday in The Lake District. It was resting in a tree and using my zoom lens, I was able to get a decent shot before it flew away.

I have actually got a pair of these lovely birds nesting near by and managed some shots of the nestling which I will post later.

Here is some further information about the collared dove from the RBPB:
Latin name
Streptopelia decaocto

Pigeons and doves (Columbidae)

Distinctive with its buffy-pink plumage and black neck collar, it is usually seen singly or in pairs, although flocks may form where food is plentiful. It feeds on the ground but readily perches on roofs and wires. After rapidly spreading across Europe in the early half of the 20th century, the collared dove is now one of our most common birds and its monotonous cooing is a familiar sound.

Where to see them
Collared doves are found largely around man, on farms, in gardens and parks, and most of the countryside except the highest regions.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Seeds and grain.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the shot. :-)

pp cropped, sharpened, added borders and signed

vanderschelden, pekkavalo1, CeltickRanger, uleko, gannu, Hil, japiey has marked this note useful
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Hello Beverley,
Pleasant Dove image you captured here. I do like its tones and the natural light.

Hi Bev,

Very nice picture of Collared Dove with good pose and composition, great natural colours and sharp details.



hello Beverley

very beautiful image of this wonderful and peacuful bird,
with very fine POV, DOF and framing, great sharpness
and details of the plumage and the foreground branche, TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-26 1:26]

Hello Bev,
I really like these Doves they're so beautiful, slender and smooth. This is an excellent capture in beautiful light. Very sharp details of the plumage and lovely colours. A fine composition too!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Bev thankyou for your critique! this photo is nice - terrific shot - I often overlook doves and pigeons, but really they are amongst the most beautiful birds!!! thanks for sharing

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-26 4:25]

Hello Beverley, What a lovely eyes and with superb focus. Great clarity and lovely color of the wings. Well done and TFS Ganesh

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-26 9:58]

Hi Bev,
a well lit scene with great detail and excellent DOF. I like the background effect you have created too, very well done.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-27 11:19]

Hi Bev,

Its a lovely shot of the Collard Dove.
Excellent POV and a fine pose.
Nice sharp details and a great DOF.
Lovely colours and a really nice OOF BG.


Hi BR,

Your capture of birds are always interesting... they really pose for you... How do you do it?
Good shot, fine tones.


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