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Crested Pigeon

Crested Pigeon
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/6.3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Doves and Pigeons, Birds of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-22 5:09
Viewed: 5233
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When Europeans first started settling eastern Australia in1788, the Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lopotes) was a bird of the lightly timbered inland. Indeed, during his expedition to the Liverpool plains in 1839, the great English ornithologist, John Gould wrote that it was a pity this attractive pigeon will never “become an object of general observation”. As the country became settled, more and more forested land was cleared for farming and this provided new territory for the seed-eating pigeon to expand eastward towards the coast. Today it is fairly common on the coast, inhabiting rural areas, parklands and even urban gardens.
We found this one in a park near Port Stephens, around 120km north of Sydney. It was one of a pair resting in a Norfolk Island Pine. Slightly cropped and resized for TN.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-22 5:16]
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I've never saw this one before. Nice punk :-) I like composition of your picture with blue sky, green plant and Pigeon.

I'm surprised the Pommie pigeons didn't develop these mohawks first. Trafalgar squares always full of punks.
Certainly a very striking bird....
....now,tell the truth...how long did it take you to catch this pigeon and put hair gel on for the pic? ;)

Never seen that one before. What a face, funny eye and crest! It's a stunning shot you post here, Chris, and besides the originality of this pigeon, it's also very well in situation with the blue and green environment.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-22 6:17]

Excellent picture! Superb colors and great details. I love the pigeons hairdo! Wonderful.

Amazing bird Chris. I have certainly not seen it before. And reading through the others comment neither have they. Nice write up too. Well done.

Very good catch and very clear picture, in thumbnail it is indeed looked like a pigeon.

Chris, Great looking bird, never seen this "flavor" before..(no I don't eat them!) ;-)) Good sharpness & detail & the blue sky & green fronds make it bright & appealing. Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-22 9:04]

An interresting pigeon ,I've never seen before.
Colors,sharpness and details are wonderfull.
I'm also happy for owning the same camera.

Great post I would clone out the branch on top.
Well done.

I really like this shot a lot Chris,
Never seen this type of pigeon before, you've caught it so well.
Detail, colour, sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Great capture, thanks for posting

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-02-22 14:18]

Great shot Chris, a new species to me.
Lovely pose and detail, which was hard as the sun was creating shadows, you pulled it off though.
Beautiful sky.
Good note.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-22 15:02]
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Great shot Chris, I've never seen a pigeon like this before - a very good looking bird it is too. The composition and colours are very nice altough cloning out the branch in the top right would be a temptation. Good work.

Fantastic looking bird Chris beautiful markings and coloring throughout. Very well captured but I would clone out top right branch...well done.

This a very nice shot Chris.
Never seen this bird before. Good details, composition and colours. The eye is beautiful.
Very well done.

Very good image of the crested pidgeon Chris. I have seen these guys before. We have some in an enclosure at our local birdpark.
Well done

hello, very nice composition, the colours are fascinating!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-28 3:37]

A new bird for me. And a pretty one. Great note.
Thanks Chris.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-03 15:11]

Chris, this is a very nice post. Excellent colors, pov and composition. Besides, the bird is very beautiful.


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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-04 14:22]

Very nice shot Chris, composition, colour and exposure is excellent. Very well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-16 7:46]

Hi Chris, i'm jalous too !!! what a beautifull image, impressive sharpness & colours i like the pose,

Very well done,

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