<< Previous Next >>

Rock Doves in-flight

Rock Doves in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.3, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-27 7:27
Viewed: 3922
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, you gone a ask if i uploaded
a painting or a photography, i am asking
the same thing, this is a photography that
my small compact camera gives me like a painting

now i am here to learn on bird photography,
and my questions for you friends, is :

is this because they where a little bit far
and they where small on the image that my
compact camera gives the effect of a painting ?

is it because of the small compact camera ?

the same image shot with a D-SLR
it would give me a real photography ?

if i am posting my image it is because i love it and
every time i passed on country roads (rang de campagne)
i wanted to do shots of the pigeons of farms
in their flight like in this image, they where turning
and turning in that field behind the trees,
the barn is at the right side of the image

in this image they are 22, but they where 25,
3 of them they where just at the limit of the
left side of the image, i prefered to do a cropping
to remove them from the image and leave the
free space at the left, giving the effect of from where
they are coming the birds and where they are going

i have found an interesting link on the Rock Doves :


North Africa, and southwestern Asia. Feral pigeons are
found worldwide, including throughout all of North America.

Rock doves were introduced to North America by the
earliest European settlers at Jamestown and Plymouth
in the early 1600s. Most Rock Doves are seen in cities
or farms, areas of considerable human alteration.



eng55, sranjan, boreocypriensis, jaycee, Dis. Ac., ferranjlloret, eqshannon, Adanac has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eqshannon: workshopCeltickRanger 1 12-27 19:28
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-27 7:41]

Hello Asbed,
what a wonderful capture of the rock doves
The colours and POV are excelent.
Thank You
Have a beautiful day

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-27 7:43]

Hi Asbed,
It's very difficult to get good results against the sky,especially when the sun is at opposite side.I think birds are a little underexposed here.I can say compact cameras are not suitable for bird and fast moving thinks.
I liked your image and visual impact:)
Thanks for posting.

Dear Asbed,
I agree with you what you said painting or photography. To me, its like a beautiful water color painting of inflight rock pigeons. TFS.

Hi Asbed, a fantastic and perfect capture of these doves in-flight. Nice composition.
TFS and Have a nice weekend!


Ciao Asbed, splendid capture of a lot of beautiful birds in splendid fly, wonderful composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-27 9:27]

Hi Asbed,

A very effective shot of this flock of Rock Doves in-flight. I like the composition very much with the open space in front of them and the tops of the bare trees. I'm sure the sky would be clearer with an SLR but you did a great job with your compact.


Hi Asbed,

nice shot of this couple of birds.
Beautiful blue bg and pov.


Hi Asbed,
Very good capture of these Rock Doves in flight; good POV and composition, sharp details and nice colours and BG.

Hello Asbed,
Nice picture, very good POV, interesting note & document.
TFS. Greetings.

You have a wonderful shot which I am going to take some time on just because I love your images and like you and your dogs so much!

Hello Asbed

Hey it is a pigeon patrol.
The rock dove has a very graceful silhouette as it flies.
Well seen in this formation.You have managed the various wing patterns of their flight.
Well composed in the frame.


  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-30 20:53]

Hello Asbed,
Your in flights images are starting to draw crowds. Not one or two birds, but twenty-two. Great flock shot my friend. Thank you for sharing.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-31 9:03]

Hello Asbed,
I didn't realise that I had missed this one.
I forget that Rock Doves are feral pigeons and have not taken a shot of them myself.
I like your composition as they fly and the sharpness is perfect.
My best wishes for 2009 to you and your dearest,

Calibration Check