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The French Kiss !

The French Kiss !
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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: 2009-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-14 13:25
Viewed: 2128
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is an old photo
from my summer 2009 archives.

Happy Valentine's Night to all !

1/125s f/4.5 ISO125
32mm (35mm eq:180mm)

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« The female rock pigeon lays 2 eggs
in a nest lined with sticks, leaves,
stems, roots, and debris. In the wild,
the nest is built on a cliff. In cities
and towns, the nest is placed on window
ledges, on roofs, in traffic lights,
and under bridges.

The male builds the nest. Both the male
and the female incubate the eggs for 19 days.
Both parents feed the chicks or squabs
"pigeon milk." Pigeon milk is a a mixture
of water, fat, minerals and protein that
the male and female rock pigeon produce
in their crop. Their crop is a sac at the
bottom of their esophagus. Pigeon milk is
also called crop milk. The chicks fledge
when they they are 25-26 days old. The female
may have as many as 5 broods a year. Male and
female rock pigeons may mate for more than one
season and often use the same nest for many years. »



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-14 14:13]

Bonjuor Asbed,
Lovely capture of this rock pigeon couple ..
Very good POV and composition, nice natural colours and very good sharpness .
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-14 14:47]

Hi Asbed,a very nice way to celebrate S.Valentine,beautiful capture of this 2 pigeons in a tender moment,the quality is absolutely super,the details and the bright colors of plumage are really the best as possible.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano


Hello Asbed,
Beautiful capture with great clarity and details of this nice loving couple,lovely natural surrounding area included within the frame is remarkable.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Asbed,
nice photo for Valentine's day. Excellent composition. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed
Beautiful scene with wonderful colors and good sharpness

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-14 22:40]

Hello Asbed,
Delightful capture for Valentine Day !
Excellent pose of these two billing Rock Pigeons taken from a great POV with top clarity and natural colours. A nice one from your archives!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-02-14 22:49]

beautiful image of birds. interesting lighting and angle. good work. tfs.

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of this couple and their gesture.You have given a natural look to the picture framing roots and grasses with them.Perfect sharpness and charming colour is the key of your picture.Nice POV too.
Thanks Asbed,for sharing this picture,
Kind regards,

Hi Asbed
Great capture and appropriately presented. Good POV that caught super colour (especially feet) and detail. Well composed.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Asbed a nice gift to all Valentiners!

Ciao Abed, lovely composition for Valentine's day, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-16 4:23]

Bonjour Asbed,
Adorables ces seux tourtereaux sortis de tes archives. Une image bien choisie pour la St. Valentin...je l'avais malheureusement ratée.
Bonne fin de semaine!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-16 6:05]

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful photo of this couple in love. Splendid colours and very sharp. Excellent POV and a fine composition.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2013-02-18 14:33]

Hello Asbed,

Great and timely capture of these love birds stealing a kiss on Valentine's Day. The plumage hues are beautifully brought out in this composition and sharpness is really impressive. Well done and a timely presentation for the 14th!



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-18 18:01]

Hello Asbed,
What a gorgeous pair of Rock Pigeons. Love their iridescent colors and cute pose. You can't beat the detail and beautiful colors. I never tire of viewing pigeons of any type, as I used to raise them when I was a boy. Excellent presentation!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-19 0:42]

Hello Asbed
exciting view of this couple. The color is well rendered and the sharpness is so good.
The grey background is lively in giving a good color contrast to the blue pigeons.


Hello Asbed.
Good timing in capturing this romantic moment. Beautiful natural colors and setting is marvelous.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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