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Landing Dove

Landing Dove
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 8:58
Viewed: 3270
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ringed Turtle-Dove has been domesticated for so long that its wild origins are not known for certain. It frequently escapes from captivity, and feral populations have become established in some cities in the southern United States.
Just what is the wild parent species for the Ringed Turtle-Dove has been debated for years. Currently it is believed to be a domesticated form of the African Collared-Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea), which is found across northern Africa and western Arabia.
The Ringed Turtle-Dove seems to have had the fear of large, strange, or moving creatures bred out of it more than any other domesticated bird, and individuals are readily made hand-tame. The recognition of predatory birds remains, however, and it shows standard hawk-escaping dove behavior. One common response to a hawk is to "freeze" motionless. This behavior undoubtedly worked well with its normal, darker plumage in its natural habitat, but the pale domesticated form stands out conspicuously against green lawns.

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Hello Bill,
great capture of this landing dove with wide opened wings and a very good chosen POV. I also like the beautiful warm colours and the good sharpness. Very well done, my compliments.
Best wishes,

Hi Bill,
Very nice shot of Laughing Dove,
Perfect focusing and composition,
Excellent colors,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-12 10:55]

Hello Bill,
a fantastic shot! Excellent sharpness, light, POV; great time taken.
Thanks for sharing

Again a photo with perfect timing. Very impressive Bill!

Hello Bill,
Great action image taken from a good POV with excellent details and nice colours. Well done!

Hello Bill,
Interesting capture in flight. Very nice composition taken from a nice POV.
The colors, details and clarity are great.

Hi Mr.Bill,

Fantastic picture of this dove landing on the pot. It looks like an angel of peace landing on earth from heaven.
Very good POV & great sharpness too. Well done & TFS.

very perfect moment you captured with great skill. great sharpness ant very worm colour.

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