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Fall in NY

Fall in NY
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, CF Extrime IV 8 GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-11 5:19
Viewed: 3406
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today's post is not directly unusual bird as I prefer to post. It is little white dove from Central Park. When I bought my new camera house in NY I decided to take a walk in Central Park looking for some birds to photograph. I am going to use my camera to photograph animals with focus on the birds and I was glad to found some birds in the NY concrete jungle...
This is not so much Photoshop here. It looks much better in bigger resolution then this one but that's life. I decided to keep fall atmosphere here and cropping surrounding for better impact.

Captured @ 400mm, handhold ISO-800 natural light.

Pigeons and doves constitute the family Columbidae within the order Columbiformes, which include some 300 species of near passerine birds. In general parlance the terms "dove" and "pigeon" are used somewhat interchangeably. In ornithological practice, there is a tendency for "dove" to be used for smaller species and "pigeon" for larger ones, but this is in no way consistently applied, and historically the common names for these birds involve a great deal of variation between the term "dove" and "pigeon." This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones. The young doves and pigeons are called "squabs."

Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. The species commonly referred to just as the "pigeon" is the feral Rock Pigeon, common in many cities.

Their usually flimsy nests are made of sticks, and the two white eggs are incubated by both sexes. Doves feed on seeds, fruit and plants. Unlike most other birds (but see flamingo), the doves and pigeons produce "crop milk," which is secreted by a sloughing of fluid-filled cells from the lining of the crop. Both sexes produce this highly nutritious substance to feed to the young...
More info: wikipedia

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Hi Ralf,
The colours and bokeh are so beautiful!
I like the composition made and the colours palette found into the framing.
The dove's pose reflects the weather there.
Congratulations for the new camera and the picture!
My best regards,

Hello Ralf.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-11 6:26]
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Hej Ralf,
Very nice shot of the little white Dove against the beautiful bright autumnal background. Great sharpness on Dove and the fine bark. A fine composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Usch vad det är mörkt här idag, har vi tur så får vi en solglimt i morgon!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-11 7:24]
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Hej Ralf,
The colours and composition of this shot are superb: the plain white dove with an explosion of colour in the BG and the birch trunk is well placed in the composition. The image is very sharp where it needs to be and I understand that with the 21 megapix the knowledge that this is also sharp in a much bigger resolution is rather lost on TN.
That's life but does not detract from what a fine camera you now have.
TFS /Hälsningar,

Ha det bra i mörkret: snart är du i Spanien.

Hello Ralf,
Excellent DOF with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details on the composition!
the fall colouration at the bg is beautiful
well done
best regards

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-11 9:29]

Hi Ralf, I am so glad to have discovered your gallery and this phot. It is absolutely fantastic, I love the bright orange background that looks like sunshine behind the bird. The white dove is the only white spot on the photo, it is superb. I love the branch crossing with the work of time on its bark. It is technically perfect, so much that we forget about it. Beautiful, beautiful photo, thank you.

Hi Ralf,
Beautiful shot of this dove with the fall colors BG and warm tree colors.Very nice composition and good focus details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-11 12:20]

Hello Ralf,
Splendid coloured photo. The white dove against the orange/red colours in the BG make the scene. The sharpness on the dove and branch is excellent. Perfect composition.

Hi Ralf, splendid composition with superb autumnal colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-12-12 13:39]

Hello Ralf.
Excellent picture with nice composition.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-17 14:35]

Hi Ralf, this is a lovely and unusual shot of this pretty Dove surrounded in autumnal colour in Central Park NY. The Dove has a lovely head on pose with good catchlight in the bright eyes and perfect exposure on the whites. Nice dark natural tones on the tree. Wonderful light and great composition.

hello Ralf

if you would'nt write this pic was taken in Central park,
i would'nt kno, great contrast beetween the birds white colour
and the colours of the rest of the image,
and a wonderful autumnal colours on the background



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