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Diamantduif


Diamantduif
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Tamron SP 90mm 2.8 Macro + 2x converter, Digital ISO 200, 55mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/30 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 8:10
Viewed: 4593
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rijk: Animalia (Dieren)
Stam: Chordata (Chordadieren)
Klasse: Aves (Vogels)
Orde: Columbiformes (Duifachtigen)
Familie: Columbidae (Duiven en tortelduiven)
Geslacht: Geopelia
Soort: Geopelia cuneata(Frivaldszky, 1838)

De diamantduif (Geopelia cuneata) is een oorspronkelijk uit Australië afkomstige vogel.

Uiterlijk
Hij dankt zijn naam aan zijn uiterlijk. De grijs-blauwe vleugels liggen vol met spikkeltjes, gelijkend op diamanten. Kopje en lijf zijn lichtgrijs. De staart is wat donkerder. Rond het oog heeft hij een rode ring. Zijn totale lengte van kop tot staartpunt is 20 centimeter. Het mannetje en vrouwtje zijn nauwelijks van elkaar te onderscheiden, alleen tijdens de balts is te zien dat het mannetje de staart uitspreidt en het vrouwtje niet. De ring van het mannetje is meestal donkerder dan van het vrouwtje. Er zijn ook kleurmutanten, zoals de zilveren diamantduif. Er zijn ook isabel-agaattinten, die gecombineerd kunnen worden met de witstuit.

Verzorging
Het diamantduifje is een erg rustige vogel die vooral een voorbeeldig gedrag betoont voor kleinere vogelsoorten. Hij kan wel goed samen met vinkachtigen gehouden worden. Ze kunnen beter niet solo gehouden worden, want dan kunnen ze vrij lastig zijn, maar bij voorkeur altijd één paartje per volière, meerdere paartjes in één volière is ook af te raden, omdat mannetjes tijdens de broedperiode agressief kunnen zijn tegenover andere mannetjes.
Ze mogen gevoerd worden met allerlei soorten zaad, miereneieren en af en toe een meelworm. Tevens staat er groenvoer op hun menu.



The Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata) is a bird resident in Australia.

The dove predominantly exists in areas near water but which are Lightly arid or semi-arid in nature, being Central, West and Northern Australia. They are one of Australia's smallest pigeons along with the Peaceful Dove. They have been spotted occasionally in Southern Australia in parks and gardens when the centre of Australia is very dry.

They are small pigeons with a length of 19 to 21 centimetres. Regardless of the gender, they have white spots and black edges on their wings, orange eyes and red eye-rings. The genders looks similar except the female's eye ring is less vivid and has more of a brown colour to the plumage. The male's head, neck, and breast are light blue-grey. The bill is a dark grey colour. The abdomen is a creamy colour while the back and tail is a brown-grey colour. The legs and feet are pink. The juveniles have a light grey bill; the iris and eye ring is fawn in colour; the feet and legs are grey; the breast is grey and they do not possess any white spots on their wings.

The Diamond Dove can often be seen on the ground with a toddling run. Their flight is strong and direct and can be undulating. The wings can make a whistling "frrr" noise when flying.

Diamond doves tend to be seen in pairs or small groups feeding off the ground. They feed off seed mostly from grasses. They will also eat ants.

The doves tend to breed after rain but mostly in spring in Southern Australia. Nests are usually built from interwoven grasses and/or twig. They are of fragile construction. Two white eggs are usually laid and incubated for 13 to 14 days. Chicks are usually fully feathered and flying by two weeks.

They are known to have a variety of calls. The calls sound mournful, slow and have a falsetto quality to them. Two calls consist of two long coos followed by a pause and then a long, short and long coo. Sometimes they call two long coos. The alarm coo consists of a few short but loud coos.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Dove
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamantduif
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamanttaube

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-15 8:17]
  • [+]

Great photo of the dove. Where did you take this photo?
Excellent technique with perfect sharpness and details and a very good composition.

However I think that the frame is a bit dominant and grap attention away from this great photo.

Regards/Bengt

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-15 8:29]

Hi Thijs.
Once more great work with equipment specialized for macro shooting. Terrific details and light of the dove, amazing scenery and composition of the shot. Perfect POV and DOF. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-15 8:37]

Hello Thijs,
Excellent capture.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-15 9:09]

Hi Thijs.
Excellent sharp capture of this beautiful dove.I like sharp details in plumage and his pose with nice eye contact.Very good composition,DOF and beautiful colors with good light.Well done.
Thanks,with greeting Milos.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-15 9:19]

Hi Thijs
Excellent capture ,Very nice details in the plumage.Sharp image with nice colors and bg blur.I never saw that dove before.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-15 11:26]
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Hallo Thijs,
Wat een prachtige opname. In alle opzichten nadert het de perfectie. Complimenten!
Waar in Leidschendam kun je deze duif bewonderen?
Groeten,
Peter

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-15 11:30]

Hi Thijs,

Magnificent close-up of this Dove. What a beauty he is! The colors, plummge, face and eye are all spectacular. Nice pose, setting and details.

Jane

Hi Thijs.
Very nice details and colours
well done
regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-16 0:02]

A very pretty dove, Thijs. : )
I love that orange and red-rimmed eye.
Nice markings on the back feathers.
Well presented with sharp details and good POV.
TFS. : )

hi thijs!
nice one with really good
sharpness and fine exposure!
well done!

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