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Greenspotted Dove

Greenspotted Dove
Photo Information
Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 1, Kruger National Park 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-31 15:00
Viewed: 6668
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greenspotted Dove or Emeraldspotted Dove is distinguished by its dark bill and green wing spots. Habitat is thornveld, dry broad-leafed woodland and riverine forest. Common in suitable habitat in the eastern, south-eastern, central and northern parts of South Africa.

I took the photo on the S100 route south of the Satara camp in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was early morning (08:54) and close to the river.

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very nic picture, although not very sharp, I .like the colours, thanks, Ori

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-01 3:28]

A warm welcome to TN, Willem.
What a beautiful dove! I have never seen this kind before.
The details on the bird are sharp and well exposed, bring out the fantastic metallic green sheen on the tip of the wing feathers. Good point of view and composition.
An excellent first post.
Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.
Thank you for sharing. : )


Very interesting subject. The composition, POV, blurred BG, Lighting and detail shown are excellent. TFS,


Nice capture, I recomend use of software to clean up the noise a little bit. But I like the shot anyway.


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