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Cinnamon Ground Dove

Cinnamon Ground Dove
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-21 9:42
Viewed: 6041
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cinnamon Ground Dove, (Gallicolumba rufigula) also known as Golden-heart Dove, Red-throated Ground-dove or Golden-heart Pigeon is a species of ground-dwelling dove in the genus Gallicolumba.

There isnt much information about this special species, which I've photographed in birdpark Avifauna.

Their distribution is in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Sub Species
Gallicolumba rufigula alaris
Gallicolumba rufigula helviventris
Gallicolumba rufigula orientalis
Gallicolumba rufigula rufigula
Gallicolumba rufigula septentrionalis

This is all I could find.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Peter, my neighbour.
Very nice bird. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Excellent depth of field.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-21 10:00]

Hello Peter,
Excellent portrait of this Papuan species of ground dove that we would not see otherwise,
Your presentation is excellent the POV shows its features with fine sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition against a neutral BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

amazing bird, vibrant colors and a nice point of view!

Hi Peter,

I like this image very much, your exposure is spot on here, along with good sharpness and the highlight in the eye,

This shot for me is right on the money !!!,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-21 10:15]

Amazing species of dove, lovely golden yellow on its breast, well captured. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-03-21 10:19]

Hi Peter,
Excellent photo of this interesting Bird species, innamon Ground Dove, very good sharp and colorful details, TFS!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-03-21 10:21]

Hello Peter !
What a lovely pigeon with so beautiful colors and so sweet eye.So cute! I love it and Id like it to me...Please!
Good shot , my friend, indeed! Great sharpness and pov. Well done!
Best regards,

Hello Peter
Great photo with excellent composition, and impressive sharpness. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Hello Peter,
What a breathtakingly beautiful bird! And what fabulous quality! What more can I say?

Hallo Peter
super mooie opname van deze mooi gekleurde duif
goed van scherpte en veel details
groetjes lou


What nice bird and photo with good sharpness and colors



Excellent photo and species ..
Congratulations Peter .

Ciao Peter. Magnifcient colours for this pleasant bird. Stunning details perfect sharp and impressive focused eye. TFS.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-21 13:06]

Hello Peter.
Superb close capture of the Ground Dove from a fine POV and in beatiful light. Great sharpness and fine background.Best regards Siggi

FANTASTIC work Peter! You can be definitely be proud of yourself with this one!Cinnamon Ground Dove ... incredible beautiful species! Perfect colors, depth of field and clarity!Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Peter,
a superb portrait of this fantastic Dove, very good shaprness and very beautiful colours.
Best regards

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo in nice colours and very good sharpness and details. The low POV is fantastic and OOF BG put the subject in evidence. Well done!

Ciao Peter, lovely Dove with fantastic colors, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-21 15:56]

Hello Peter,
This is a very beautiful bird,nice colors and great POV.The sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.TFS.

Hello Peter
another bird with beautiful colored plumage, it's vivid yellow breast is really superb,
each feather from his plumage is sharp, very nice pose and and great DOF
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-21 17:35]

Hi Peter,this is great beauty,it's nice to discover that in your gallery.And your perfect pic is the best way to make so,fantastic sharpness,colors and details!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hallo Peter
The colours of this Cinnamon's dove is just so beautiful and really soft on the eye, especially the tummy feathers. The markings on the tips of the feathers is very prominent. This is a very delicate bird, which I have not yet seen before. Its neck and head looks rather small in comparison to the rest of its body. Thanks for sharing a new species to me. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-22 9:27]

Hello Peter,
What a fine Dove, Peter. How beautiful this bird is! And your picture is just perfect in sharpness and in presentation. Fine natural colors too. A little wonder this bird!
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Peter

Very beautiful close-up photo of this species of dove,
very fine POV, DOF and framing, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful color tones of the bird,
beautiful eye-contact with you, TFS


amazing dove, TFS Ori

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-23 6:39]

Hi Peter!
Excellent portrait of this nice bird (its eye is fantastic!) The bird is captured with impressive details, which stand out against the blurred BG very well.
I like your photos...they have beautiful, vibrant colours!
Ciao! Vanda

Hallo Peter,

Dit is een mooie foto van een pratig gekleurde duif.
Dat Avifauna heeft ook wel mooie vogels zie ik.
Goed laag standpunt en schepte.
Prachtige kleuren.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-03-27 20:27]

Hello Peter,
I must admit I have never heard of a Cinnamon Ground Dove before, but your image shows this particular bird off extremely well. The colors are simply gorgeous and the detail is exceptional. Well done!!

Hi Peter,

Well composed, good focus, excellent tone and impressive species bird with remarkable colors and lovely shape! It's interesting for me that The abdomen is yellow and the wing is brown.
And, the contrast between clear front and background with blurred image draws out a good effect for the whole.


Hello Mr.Peter,
Such coloured Dove I haven't seen anywhere!
Very beautiful species.Excellent picture.Details and colours are outstanding.Really eye-catching..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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