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Common Wood Pigeon

Common Wood Pigeon
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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-13 11:15
Viewed: 4004
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) is a large species in the dove and pigeon family. It belongs to the Columba genus and, like all pigeons and doves, belongs to the family Columbidae. It is locally known in southeast England as the Culver.
In the colder northern and eastern parts of its Europe and western Asia range the Common Wood Pigeon is a migrant, but in southern and western Europe it is a well distributed and often abundant resident.
The three Western European Columba pigeons, Common Wood Pigeon, Stock Pigeon, and Rock Pigeon, though superficially alike, have very distinctive characteristics; the Common Wood Pigeon may be identified at once by its larger size at 38–43 cm (15–17 in) and 300–615 g (11–21.7 oz), and the white on its neck and wing. It is otherwise a basically grey bird, with a pinkish breast.
Juvenile birds do not have the white patches on either side of the neck. When they are about six months old (about three months out of the nest) they gain small white patches on both sides of the neck, which gradually enlarge until they are fully formed when the bird is about 6–8 months old (approx. ages only). Juvenile birds also have a greyer beak and an overall lighter grey appearance than adult birds.

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Ciao Mircea.
Splendida cattura di questo colombaccio con un’eccellente nitidezza e degli ottimi dettagli stupendi i colori molto bello complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-13 11:41]

Hi Radu,spectacular capture of this in-flight pigeon!! What a fantastic camera settings for a very professional result,the details are very very impressives,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-13 12:57]

Hello Mircea,
A fine in-flight of a Wood Pigeon.
I like the light management, the fine sharpness and the wing position in this fine composition.
Thanks and best regards,¨

Hi Mircea,
really nice photo of this bird. A lot of details. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Mircea,
bellissima foto di colombaccio, eccellente nitidezza e ottimo POV
Complimenti e grazie per la condizione
Ciao Vanni

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-13 13:53]

Hello Mircea,
Nice to see a new photo from you. Excellent sharpness, beautiful light and colours and a very nice composition.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-06-13 23:18]

wonderful details. good ligting. a very difficult angle you photographed. tfs.

Bom dia Mircea
Great inflight shot!
Perfect timing and composition,wonderful colours and light and excellent sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Best regards

hello Mircea
this is super sharpness first class
great details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Mircea, lovely pigeon in fantastic fly on a beautiful blue sky, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-06-18 7:59]

Hi Mircea.
Superb job. All is the best: timing and exposure parameters, reproduction of plumage and all other features of the beautiful species, wonderful composition. Bravo. Well done.

Hello Mircea,
A Beautiful in-flight capture with stunning detail. You froze it perfectly displaying the beautiful colours, plumage detail and eye. The placing of the pigeon in the frame and your POV is great. Excellent shot my friend.
Best regards,

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