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Morning wake up call

Morning wake up call
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Copyright: Willie Miles (willie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony PDX10
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-19 0:57
Viewed: 6397
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Laughing Dove

Size : 25cm

The plumage of the laughing dove is a subtle mixture of
blue grey cinnamon, lilac and white with blackish flight

Its call - a background to most summer mornings - is
a series of soft 'doo doo - DOO doo doo' sounds.

It feeds on grass seeds and some insects and is
not averse to household scraps.

Can always be seen shuffling around on its deep red
legs in every garden or park, even on busy city pavements.

Shooting details
Original Photo 1152 x 864
Sharpened, framed and resized for web
Camera - Sony DSR-PDX10P
No Flash
Tripod No - Handheld
F/Length 43mm
F Number F/3.4
Exposure Time 1/60sec

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Good shot!
Very nice pose of this interesting dove. I've never see any of these (on photos, of course).
Maybe this light spots in BG are a bit overexposed, but still the shot is good and I like it.
Well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-19 4:18]

Fantastic colors and great details. This is a nice pigeon. There are some overexposed spots in the bg, but they don't disturb me.

Willie, ek weet dis al duisend keer gesÍ maar fotos soos die laat my net wonder hoe jy dit met die kamera reg kry.

Excellent capture of this lovely dove. The details are sharp and it has a beautiful catchligth in the eye. Well done.

Beatuful dove Willen.
Great colours, composition and details.
Very well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-19 5:29]

This dove I have never seen or heard of before Willie. What unusual colours. Good compo and details. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-19 5:56]

Is it a kind of pigeon? If so I don't like it :-) Pigeons are most annoying birds on this planet ;-) But you captured it very well Willie!

It looks very funny. This pigeon should have wonderful sense of humour because in his eye I see a lot of smiles ;-)

Willie, Great shot of this beautiful bird. I have the common grey ground dove here in abundance..still stalkin'em, they don't like me for some reason! ;-)) TFS!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-19 10:40]

Willie, cute capture. The composition is nice. Great pose, great note.

Tones, colors are really impressive. I like the design of the photo, it is really strong to emphasize the mood of it.

I've never seen one like this in g
Germany. Well done Willie, nice colours and POV. It could be a bit sharper.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2005-02-19 11:43]

Definitely taken during the early morning hours (smile) Very good detail, excellent color, excellent shot, well done once again Willy!

i love the colours of the dove!looks like bronze and metalic.nice shot, with good details on the feithers and a good compo!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-02-19 14:01]

Great picture. Interesting portrait and the note. Here all is ok. Good job.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-02-19 14:27]

A lovely shot of the laughing dove Willie, i have seen them on many occasions but have never managed to take a picture as good as this.
Almost metallic sheen to the feathers and good diagonal.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-19 16:24]

He doesn't seem to have much to laugh about, great shot Willie, a nice looking bird and again I think you have got the most out of your kit. Great picture.

Lovely capture Willie,
Excellent colours, good detail and composition.
Good note. Thanks for posting

I think the image is a little overexposed Willie but its a lovely shot of the dove with beautiful markings and coloring...well done.

Not just another dove but a great specimen to have a look at. The colurs are strange, you are right. Thanks Wille.

Pragtig, Willie, I like the details on the feathers. TFS
What is this about an S1?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-21 3:43]

Great shot, Willie. Beautifull colors this dove has. A great skill for the PoV you have.
A nice note writen you have.
A big thanks from me you have ;-)

Willie - is this different from the doves one hears in the Cape, which are so distinctive? Beautiful colors in the feathers, and clearly an "urban" type setting, which has led to the blown highlights in the background.

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