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Crowned Pigeon

Crowned Pigeon
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: sony A100, DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3, 62 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #4 Exotic Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 1:55
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)

Its natural habitat is lowland forest in Papua Island. Now, it is considered as vulnerable of extinction, mainly from hunting [when I was in Manokwari, I was unable to see this large pigeon in nearby forest, but local people assured me that it can be seen in a deeper jungle].

Crowned pigeon is the largest pigeon and also -in my opinion- is the most beautiful pigeon since it has lacy feathers on its head and also nice blue-purple feathers.

This photo was captured at Bird Park in Jakarta.

Juyona, ardli, uleko, ramthakur, JoseMiguel, scottevers7, horia, RAP, jmp, fyapici, Alex99, mlines, nainnain has marked this note useful
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To mlines: It is only found naturally in Papuablakitan 1 12-18 19:18
To captainsgirl: Yes, purple!blakitan 1 12-15 17:08
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-15 3:31]

Hola Beyamin, Original este ave y magníficos colores, buen pov, y estupenda luz ,felicidades, Victor

hi benyamin,
nice capture,
lovely colours,
this is indeed a very beautiful bird
well done,
tfs & regards

hallo pak Ben,
very nice POV and lighting....

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-15 5:12]

Hello Benyamin,
This seems to be a bird only seen in bird parks - I saw it in Singapore. It is so beautiful which your shot illustrates very nicely. I particularly like how the crown stands out clearly against the background. Lovely colours.
TFS, Ulla

This bird must not go extinct, Ben.
My God, what a fantastic crown it is endowed with!
The image is marvellous. Wonderful perspective and beautiful colours.
Feel deeply obliged to you for capturing and showing this rare bird.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-12-15 5:57]

Hi Ben,
these colourful birds are beyond reality in my western european vision. But the colours and looks are great. Well captured, with great display of the upper wing.
Regards, Jacob

Hello Benyamin,
This is a so spectacular and gorgeous bird!
The feathers over the head are really wonderful, and you catched it with plenty of details.
The POV used is very good, I like a lot also the background, with different kinds of leaves and branches, but so soft that no interfere with the foreground bird.
I like the flash fill and the mix with the sun rays over the pigeon.
Composition is excellent, the frame used and the color on it is a master class.
Congratulations Ben, and thanks for share,

Wow you guys have fancy pigeons!!! neat! and it wasn't my eyes he is purple? great shot of the chubby bird!
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo "The sea is angry still " :o)

Hi Ben,
WOW! what a beauty! Amazing coloring in the plumage. This really brings out that intense Red eye color. I love the headress. Superb capture. Detail is excellent.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-15 10:07]

Hi Ben

A truely beautiful capture!
The details here on every feather are most impressive and the sharpness is impecable.
Als othe colors are charming and the lighting is great, spot-on.
Lovley POV and terrific DOF work, too.

Bravo and TFS

Très belle bêtes,je ne connait pas cette bête, mais elle est superbe et mgestueuse. Thomas

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-15 14:32]

Amazing colors Ben to depict so beautiful bird.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting.

I like it: background, framing, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

I would like to see at least as Workshop the complete image of this beauty of the nature.
Best regards... Ricardo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-15 16:38]

Stunning bird. Nice POV, lovely details (especially in the feathers on the head) Lovely colours



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-15 18:00]

Hi Benyamin,
Rare and beautiful pigeon that I never saw before. I agree with you about its beauty. A perfect picture with excellent colors, sharpness and composition. It's sad to hear that it is hunted until almost extinction! Human beings do not have a clear view about what can be done!
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-15 20:18]

Hello Benyamin

A wonderful portrait of this beauty.The colours are outstanding.The POV and DOF are very good.Nice sharp crisp details in the plumage.Very good detail in the eye as well.First rate as usual.TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-16 1:24]

Hello Benyamin,
Excellent capture.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

Hi Ben,
Is that a kind of peacock? It looks very well. You have done it perfect. Attractive and impressive shot my friend. Bravo!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-16 14:14]

Hi Ben.
What a charming bird and nice scenery. Amazing combination of colour palette, exactness of details, wonderful soft lighting, composition and framing. My congratulations and TFS.

Hi Ben. What a beautiful bird this is. The plumage and colours are very well captured in your photo. Congratulations. You really know how to get a nice crystal clear image. Good work. PS I am in Kalimantan next month, hope to see some birds like this! Murray.

hello ben
retour en arriere
en voilà une que je n' avais pas vu, quel dommage, ce pigeon est magnifique, je ne connaissais pas cette espèce
tres joli, bonne prise et couleurs magnifique, bon BG

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