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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fotos con Alma [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 3:53
Viewed: 3672
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Aruba, Bermuda, through the southmost United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil.
The Common Ground Dove inhabits scrub and other open country. It builds a flimsy stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct, with regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general.
Common Ground Doves are one of the world's smallest pigeons, with a length of 17 centimeters (6.5 inches), wingspan of 7.5 cm (10.5 in) and mass of 31 grams (1.1 ounces).[1] Adult birds have grey-brown back and upperwing plumage, with black spotting on their wing coverts. They have a scaly appearance to the breast and head. The tail is brown centrally, with black edges and white corners. In most subspecies, the bill is orange or reddish, tipped black. In flight, the underwings show extensive chestnut colouration.
The adult male has a pink head, neck and breast, and a pink unscaled belly. The nape is blue. The female and juvenile are light grey where the male is pink, and have grey napes.
Common Ground Doves feed mainly on seeds, but do eat some insects. Their call is a soft cooing wha-up.


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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 125/10000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-25 23:48
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 277 k

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-12 8:09]

Ciao Sergio,
bellissima immagine di questa Columbina ripresa in modo ottimale da un grande POV. Bella la sfumatura dei colori con lo sfondo. L'occhio è fantastico.
Saluti
Enrico

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-09-12 9:46]

Hi Sergio,
Excellent photo of this Common Ground Dove, interesting species, TFS!

Hello Sergio,
What I like especially at this image is the low point of view. Details and colours are also excellent. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Sergio,
Non so molto bene come descriverlo, ma questa foto è accattivante! ... E 'come "calma l'anima" quando si guarda ... Bravo! ...
Saluti
Jesús

Bonjour Sergio,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous un bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour der nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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