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Zebra Dove

Zebra Dove
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-16 5:45
Viewed: 3207
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) also known as Barred Ground Dove, is a bird of the dove family Columbidae, native to South-east Asia. It is closely related to the Peaceful Dove of Australia and New Guinea and the Barred Dove of eastern Indonesia. These two were classified as subspecies of the Zebra Dove until recently and the names Peaceful Dove and Barred Dove were often applied to the whole species.
The birds are small and slender with a long, narrow tail. The upperparts are brownish-grey with black-and-white barring. The underparts are pinkish with black bars on the sides of the neck, breast and belly. The face is blue-grey with bare blue skin around the eyes. There are white tips to the tail feathers. Juveniles are duller and paler than the adults. Zebra Doves are 20-23 centimetres in length with a wingspan of 24–26 cm.
Their call is a series of soft, staccato cooing notes. In Thailand and Indonesia, the birds are popular as pets because of their calls and cooing competitions are held to find the bird with the best voice. In Indonesia this bird is called perkutut. In the Philippines they are known as batobatong katigbe ("Pebbled Katigbe") and kurokutok, onomatopoeic to their calls. They are also known as tukmo in Filipino, a name also given to the Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) and other wild doves.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-16 5:59]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this Zebra Dove in natural colours and good sharpness. Taken from a excellent POV.

Proud to be your neighbour in the gallery today, Foozi.
This is a brilliant capture of Zebra Dove which I have seen for the first time.
Extremely lovely colours and patterns on its plumage and head.
Thanks for sharing this image.

Hello Foozi,
what a nice capture. i didn't see ever this beautiful bird. it is not available our area.
the picture is very well taken with perfect clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

Hello Foozi,
An excellent presentation,beautiful patterns are captured with nice clarity,lovely natural BG.

Ciao Foozi, lovely dove in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details and splenddi sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-16 7:47]

Hello Foozi,
Wow.. what a fine natural picture! I love the way you show this beautiful dove in the middle of vegetation and perched on a white stone. How well seen! A square and typical Foozi cocmposition too. Most interesting!
Kind regards

Hi Foozi,
I like this bird. Amazing colours. A lot of details. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Heartfelt salams Foozi,

Hope life is going well in 2013. Very impressive photo indeed! I also like your consistency in posting wonderfully sharp and focused photo of high quality like this excellent one of a wonderful dove. I have never seen this species and the bird, a true dove, looks fantastic. The plumage is wonderfully focused and helps in quick identification.
Thanks a lot for sharing a superb shot.....warm regards/Abid

hello Foozi
great sharpness composition with beautiful colours and great details
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Foozi. Perfect sharp and DOF. Beautiful colours.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-16 12:47]

Hi Foozi,great capture in a very elegant pose and whit spectacular plumage details and colors despite the difficult light,very well done.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Foozi
Very unique feathers, hence the name. To me they look like a shakes on a roof. Super detail and a lovely coloured scene. I really like the pose and composition.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Foozi

Excellent and beautiful photo of the Zebra Dove,
fine POV, DOF and framing, great focus, sharpness,
and details, the beautiful wild nature environment
it brings an big plus (+) to the image, TFS


Beautiful pigeon and great photo Foozi! Very good composition, wonderful lighting 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)
  • [2013-01-17 1:21]

Salam Foozi,
A wonderful small species of dove well taken from a nice low POV with excellent clarity and fine natural colours and the composition with the stones and grassy BG is great.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-17 5:00]

what a beautiful species you got...lovely capture, the details are quite admirable. tfs.

Hi Foozi,
Interesting photo taken from a spectacular PoV. Good to see the moirée effect on the dove's neck, the great sharpness and the pleasant composition. Color saturation is imho a bit optimistic, there's a slight cyan overcast and an overdose of shadows also. I tried to correct them in my WS, but it doesn't mean I shouldn't like your original shot. Tfs.
Best regards, László

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