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Hmm....You can't take me to Goa!!!

Hmm....You can't take me to Goa!!!
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Doves and Pigeons, Pigeons and Doves, Gems from India part 2, Alex99 favorite shots, Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-07 2:07
Viewed: 4388
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,

This might be a common bird but I will share my experience behind this photo :-

I was packing my stuff for my trip to Goa. Some movement made my eyes to check on the tree opposite to my house. I went to my balcony..WoW!!! two yellow pigeous sitting and relaxing. I immediately took out my camera and started shooting. I might have done 5 clicks as it was windy and the branches were actually covering the pigeons. Before I could continue to with more clicks, unbelievable had happened. This pigeons came from nowhere and was sitting just in front of me as if asking me to shoot and checking what am I doing?. The distance is hardly a metre. I first thought it will go away the moment I point the camera towards him. But he/she refused to move. I did about 4-5 clicks.

I thought I will share this picture with you all.


Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/640
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-18 10:08
Metering Mode: Partial
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 190 kb

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pankajbajpai: Hmm.You cant take me to Goagannu 1 05-07 23:25
To Argus: Hmm.. you cant take me goagannu 1 05-07 10:13
To Alex99: Hmm..You cant take me to Goagannu 1 05-07 10:11
To iris: Hmm..you cant take me to goa.gannu 1 05-07 02:30
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Hello Narayanan.
It may be a common bird but it is an excellent photo with beautifull colors and also very sharp.
I like the litle story..

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-07 2:26]
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Yes , the short distance can be marked from the shot you have thios is tack sharp, with lots of details and colours in the composition.Good pose of the pigeon.
TFS & Cheers

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-07 2:37]

Hi Narayanan,
Perfect portrait of this dove.Sharpness,details,colors and framing are beautiful.
Thanks for posting..

Hola Narayanan, buen detalle de este primer plano, nitido y con buena luz. Un saludo

Hi NG,

Beautifull capture.
Fine details.
All the best, dear friend.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-07 3:07]

Hi Ganesh

Great portrait of this pigeon - lovely detail and you have really captured the irridescent feathers well.


Hello Ganesh!

A nice, sharp and well composed shot! Good pov and dof. I can see lot of details! TFS.

Hello Narayanan,

Like all good photographers, never miss an opportunity!
This is a very good, superbly detailed shot!
The colours and light, relected in the eye, are super.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

A lovely shot, bro.
Very well captured and lovely detailing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-07 5:25]

Hi Ganessan
Nice portrait.Good POV and sharp image.Plumage detail is excellent.Also nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-07 5:26]

Hello Narayanan, a splendid captured pigeon. TFS. Regards,

Bellissimo ritratto, Narayanan!
Dettagli e colori molto belli, bravo?

Ciao e grazie.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-07 7:36]
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Hello Ganesh,
A close-up of a Feral Pigeon (originally Rock Dove) can't be sharper than this! Great lighting showing the irridescent throat plumage and excellent POV and composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Regards, Ivan

A perfect model for a pigeon portrait Ganesh, the super close up in sharp focus reveals a plethora of details regarding plumage and colouration characteristics, eye peculiarities. TFS indeed my friend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-07 8:45]

Hello Narayanan,
What a beautiful portrait! Perfect sharpness and details in splendid natural colours. Great composition and BG.

Bravo, Ganesan.
It is simply outstanding in every respect shot. Brilliant work. I am impressed a lot. All is fantastic. Razor sharpness and terrific details of the image, the best colourful smooth BG, stunning framing and magnification. My congratulations.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-07 10:44]

Hi Ganesh,

Wow! Wonderful close-up of this pigeon. Even though they are common, they have such a beauty of their own. Beautiful colors - the eye is magnificent - the irridescent neck is amazing. Details could not be sharper - face and plummage are magnificent. By the way, there are no pigeons in Tucson.


Hello Nayaranan,
Technically well done especially in terms of sharpness and lighting. Good close up with a nicely done background.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-07 12:26]

Hi Narayanan

Well if somebody wants to pose so nicely for you really have to take a few shots!
Its a very good shot, with superb detail and you have captured the lovely irridescent colours on the pidgeons neck perfectly.


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-07 12:31]

Hello Ganesh,

Excellent portrait of this dove. Excellent sharpness. The iridescence of the feathers in the neck is very well captured. Cheers,

Hello Ganesh,
Superb and cute portrait of this beautiful common bird:D (indeed cute pigeon) with wonderfull details. TFS. Cheers,


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-07 13:34]

Hi Ganesh,
what a fine capture of this beautifuil Pigeon!
The glossiness on its neck feathers is amazing!
Very, very sharp and incredibly detailed.
I love that red eye too :-)
Great BG and DOF.
Excellent photography from you!



Excelentes colores y texturas Narayanan, con una luz ténue y apropiada. El ojo lo captaste muy bien. Bonito trabajo.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Narayanan. Interesting story and very nice capture for less than a meter for a bird. Super sharpness of the image and detail and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

hello ganesan,
superb capture, i loved the details and the sharpness, now you are using your maco lens to its full potential and i am glad to see the improvement, excellent work my friend and i am hoping to see more and more of your beautiful work, this is what Trek Nature does to people like us.
very well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A lovely capture of this beautiful pigeon. Excellent details and a nice composition to portray it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-08 2:35]

Hi Ganesh,
what a great moment this must have been for you...sometimes wildlife can suprise us when we least expect it!
You have caught this inquisitive and brave Pigeon extremely well, with sharpe detail and first class clarity. The colours and exposure are excellent, very well done my friend!

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-05-08 3:10]

Interesting note, remarkable and sharp picture. It must have been wonderful to have the birdie posing for you. :-)

Hello Ganesh,
Compliment to this outstanding image of pigeon well captured and composed!
good pose of it in total sharpness, good colour and superb details indeed
done a great job here!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-08 14:19]

Hi Narayanan,
Outstanding shot of this Rock Pigeon with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours on its plumage. Great pose captured and I like the intensity on its red eye. The bright sunlight brings a glow on its iridescent neck plumage. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Ganesh, great focus on splendid red eye, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Narayanan,
this is a perfectly sharp portrait of this pigeon.
Details, colors and composition are great.
TFS Tatjana

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-16 21:46]

Hello Ganesh

What an excellent close up .The clarity is super.
Wonderful plumage detail and colours.
The definition is terrific.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Great job.


Hallo Narayanan
I do not have time to leave proper critique; I do however want to tell you this is a super close up with perfect details and sharpness. The metallic colours and the red eye, does it for this pigeon portrait. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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