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The Young Dove

The Young Dove
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 5:17
Viewed: 3716
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I keep water and some grains for birds at open area of my house.This attracts to some birds on regular basis. Most of them are house sparrows and Doves. Its hot summer here and this small little baby was resting near plants.

I took this shot with sigma 70/300 with tripod. Editing done before posting the shot.

ramthakur, haraprasan, eng55, eqshannon, Alex99, jaycee, smitha, vanderschelden, jmp, Miss_Piggy, jusninasirun, marhowie has marked this note useful
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The newly hatched birds look so raw and yet so full of curiosity, Pankaj.
This little one has its wings in the early stage of development and look so unusual.
Very good capture with camera on the tripod. The image is just perfect.
TFS and regards.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-05 6:12]

Hello Pankajda, Very nice shot of this bird. Nice shot and so cute. You can see the hair very clearly and excellent clarity. Ganesh

Hi Pankaj Da,
A nice capture of this juvenile dove. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-05 7:00]

Hi Pankaj,
What a cutie:)Sharpness,details,framing and clearity are perfecty.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Funny...I didn't see any of this in thumbnail. Perhaps I opened too quickly...ha! What an almost amazing image...You know...Americans as perhaps all, carry images of their newborns around with them and show them off...and to be honest...they all look alike..I have one friend who sees an image and his response is always pragmatic...."It looks just like a baby should" he will say...as if most are somehow required to say "My what a wonderful child" or some such...Frankly when a baby comes out, and I have been there for 4 of our 7...they are purple blobs:-) I have also cut the cord on 3 of them...It is always an honor to be in presence of new born!

Hi Pankaj,
interesting moment in this young birds life you caught here, great detail and colour with very nice POV, well done!`

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-05 9:33]

Hi Pankaj.
What a cute young dove. I have never seen such bird at this age. Simply charming portrait with attractive surroundings. Terrific details and sharpness. I also like great DOF. Bravo. Well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-05 9:36]

Hi Pankaj,

Now this is something I'm sure few of us have ever seen. This baby dove is just wonderful - every hair and feather stands out in perfect detail. And the face, with that big eye, is wonderful. How exciting it must have been to see this baby.


Hello Pankaj,
What a beautiful capture.
I have never seen a young Dove before.It looks so strange with all those feathers . (reminds me of a cactus plant.:))excellent sharpness and details of the plumage.Very good POV. Nice composition.
Thanks for the share,

A lovely shot, Pankaj...
This glint you've captured in it's eye says a lot...it shpws so much vulneability, and yet, as Ram Sir says, one that has a lot of curiosity.

Hi Pankaj,

Beautifull shot.


Hello Pankaj,
It is a lovely one, Pankaj.
Well done

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-05-05 12:06]

Hi Pankaj,
A very good portrait of this dove. Sharpness, composition, pose and colours are really good.
TFS, Josť M.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-05 13:48]

Brilliant shot of this baby Dove!
Very, very, very detailed with impeccable sharpness.
Superb light from the flash.
Excellent DOF too.
Great composition.
Fine work Pankaj!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-05 13:58]

Hi Pankajda,
Very nice shot of this cute bird. Nice colours and composition.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-06 12:36]

Hello Pankaj,

Very good portrait of this young dove. Excellent sharpness and detail. Very good natural colours.

Hi Pankaj, lovely bird with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Pankaj
What a beautiful and actually touching image you are sharing with us. I have never seen something like this, and cannot really find the words to describe what I am looking at. I cannot really say it is beautiful, but in the same breath I do want to say it is. One cannot think that these "cactus thorn kind of feathers" will develop into a layer of beautiful and smooth looking plumage. I am amazed by the size of the wide awake and alert eye. This is really a lovely portrait captured in fine style and turned out to be an excellent close-up.
Thanks for sharing, it was certainly very interesting to look at.
Kind regards.

Hello Pankaj. strange texture on the bird captured in super sharp and detail. Excellent work and thanks for sharing. regards. Jusni

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-24 20:43]

Hello Pankaj

Wonderful focus and sharpness.
The plumage detail is wonderful.
Excellent pov and dof.
The colours are natural.


Cool baby feather look Pankaj,
I can't say that I've seen one this young before, excellent details, DOF, exposure, and natural color..
Well done!

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