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(Streptopelia turtur)

(Streptopelia turtur)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 5:27
Viewed: 1649
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rola-brava,European Turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur)

Increasingly rare bird,was considered bird of the year 2012 by the SPEA (Portuguese Society for the Study of the Birds).

"It is a migratory species with a southern Palearctic range, including Turkey and north Africa, although it is rare in northern Scandinavia and Russia. It winters in southern Africa.
Turtle Dove is native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Countries including Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Chad; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Eritrea; Estonia; Ethiopia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Hungary; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Palestinian Territory; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Slovakia; Slovenia; Somalia; South Sudan; Spain; Sudan; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan; Western Sahara; Yemen.According to the State of Europe's Common Birds 2007 report, the Turtle Dove population in Europe has fallen by 62% in recent times.[3] This is partly because changed farming practices mean that the weed seeds and shoots on which it feeds, especially fumitory, are more scarce, and partly due to shooting of birds in Mediterranean countries during their migration."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-05-10 18:54
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-13 6:52]

Fine portrait of this lovely dove with preening activity..good lighting and colors.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-13 7:55]

Hi Jose
Excellent shot! This lovely Streptopelia turtur, with very sharp details are amazing!
Great colors and BG.

Hello Mr.Jose Diogo,
Great example for us to learn how you have used the light.details are really splendid.I like it.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture,
Have a nice time,
Kind regards and respect,

What a fantastic capture of this beautiful Turtle Dove in the mellow light conditions, Jose!
The details and colours on the bird in its preening position are mind blowing.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Jose

The warm lateral light coming on the photo
and shining the bird is wonderful like this
Dove's pose, your fine POV obtaining his
beautiful eye-contact, TFS


Hi Jose,
nice bird. Interesting pose. Great use of light. Perfect colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo jose
super sharpness and good details
i like this composition with the nice light andbeautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely turtle in nice pose, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-13 12:58]

Hello Jose,
Superb details and POV ! Lovely light and colours ! TFS Tina

Hello Jose.
very nice composition.
perfect PoV.nice colour and sharpness.
Beautiful light also.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-14 0:42]

Una foto preciosa Jose, Me gusta la presentación y la luz suave que tiene toda la foto, Una luz muy buena también y esa mirada y pose del ave está genial. Congratulation. Saludos.

Lovely image with wonderful details on the wings. The colors and the lighting is is special.

Bonjour José,
Une très belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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