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White-headed Pigeon


White-headed Pigeon
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Doves and Pigeons, Birds of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-03 6:59
Viewed: 4402
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela) is a large plump inhabitant of rainforest and tall moist eucalypt forest. It ranges down the east coast of Australia from Cooktown in the north to Batemanís Bay in the south. It feed primarily on rainforest fruits and berries.

I disturbed this one feeding in a fruiting tree and it flew only a short distance away, I was able to get two shots before it decided I was too close for comfort and off it went.

Thanks for looking

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-03 7:04]

Hi Chris,
very nice picture of the pigeon, only the bg is a bit chaotic.
TSF
Dobis

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-03 7:04]

A superb capture with stunning crispness, well-handled dof and truly excllent composition.
TFS
Silke

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-03 7:35]

Hi Chris!
Very good portrait. I like especially BG made from leaves. Nice colours, sharpness and pigeon's pose. I know how hard is to take good photo of bird wits S2 :-)
BTW - if you like macro, Raynox is superb choice!

Hi Chris,
Your birds picture are very sharp and clear. I found getting close,to a bird,enough to take a good picture is almost impossible. This one also sharply focused. Excellent pov and composition.
JC

Hello cris, excllent details, bG, POV DOF perfect colors, excllent work, TFs Kyle

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-03 16:55]

What an unusual looking pigeon, Chris.
Can't say I have ever seen this one before, so thanks. : )
Good POV and great eye contact.
Sharp details and nice colors.
TFS. : )

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