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Bar-shouldered Dove

Bar-shouldered Dove
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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: 2004-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Doves and Pigeons, Birds of Australia, !Birds of a Feather [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-17 7:06
Viewed: 5947
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) is a medium sized dove (28cm) that has a wide distribution through eastern and northern Australia. It inhabits a variety of open woodlands, shrublands, heathlands and urban parklands. It is more common in the north, becoming scarce on the temperate southern east coastal area of the continent. It is a terrestrial species feeding on a variety of seeds, especially those of the myriad acacia species found throughout its preferred habitats.
Breeding occurs from September to January in the south and February to April in the north.
The nest is a fragile collection of a few sticks placed in the fork of a low tree or shrub; 2 eggs are laid.
It is largely sedentary by nature and is increasing in some southern areas.
This one was captured at Wongi Falls in Litchfield National Park, about 100km south of Darwin, where they were quite numerous.

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Composition: ****
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With a bit more light it would have been great.

Chris, I really like these specie of Dove with this cascading tiled look seen its feathers. I've seen it here in Texas on rare occassions. Your photo has good sharpness & detail. I've only been shooting birds a short time..I'm definitely no expert..I will tell you that I always get the best results when there is plenty of light...Especially when you can get a piece of sky! TFS

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-17 11:46]

This dove blends in very well, making it difficult to shoot, but you did very well. The image is sharp and the definition great.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-17 12:28]

Superb detail on the dove . You did well as the bird was really well camoflaged.
Good work

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-17 15:11]

Composition: ***
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Interesante presentacion Chris de otra especie de rata voladora de las que existen en todo el mundo.

Interesting presentation Chris of another species of flying rat of which they exist anywhere in the world.

Nice one Chris almost looks like a pheasant with the barred feathers and long tail.Good set of notes too.

Hi Chris
This is a new one for me, so thanks for posting. I like the bit of ruffled plumage too, this is my kind of shot all the way.

Hello Chris,
Could I have seen one of these at King's Park in Perth?
Almost an identical setting! The doves were movin' about on the ground, scrounging for goodness knows what!

I love the makings! Great portrait you have presented here.
Tfs, Jay.

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