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Laughing dove

Laughing dove
Photo Information
Copyright: Yedidia Yerushalmi (yedidia) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 68] (439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 2:41
Viewed: 3262
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Laughing dove (other names, Palm or Senegal dove; Scientific name: Streptopelia senegalensis) has part in my special relationship with natue. I remember those doves, nesting every year, Since I was very young, at our balconies in Jerusalem. I traced the incubation and the nestlings care, learn their vocal and unvocal language and tried to drive away their enemies. All my family members were happy when the nestlings finished safely their growth and flown out.
Many years later, I saw this doves in Samburu National Park, Kenya. They showed gutless and rapid-reaction behaviour. I got an opportunity to glance at the Laughing dove, as it was before it became a city resident.
These birds are assiduously spreading out of their original African and Arabian Peninsula distribution. In Jerusalem they have been heavily pressured and controlled by Hooded Crows and Jays. Those intelligent birds, easily discover the dov's nests, remember their locations, visit them every day and manage ultimately to prey the eggs and young nestlings.

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Hello Yedidia,
Very nice shot of this Dove.
Excellent POV/pose and good focus to show it's beautiful feather colorations. Only nit is the BG is a bit noisy.

Hello Yedidia,
Composition is very well done.
Good POV and DOF.

You captured a lovely aspect of this cute dove Yedidia, lighting, POV and the posture of the bird are perfect. A wider aperture setting (e.g. f/4) might remove some of the noise from the BG. A small point, the generic name of the dove should read "Streptopelia". TFS.

Hello Yedidia,
Very nice capture of this beautiful dove. TFS.
- Nirmal

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