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Peaceful Dove

Peaceful 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: 2008-08-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/1500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 3:35
Viewed: 4409
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing my trip through tropical Queensland I present a Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) from Townsville, a species closely allied to the Zebra Dove of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
A species with a wide distribution through much of the Australian continent except the arid interior, this species is mostly found in open grassy woodlands and scrubland. More recently the species has begun to inhabit urban areas, especially in the tropical regions of its distribution where it can become quite tame in parklands and grassy boulevards. Indeed this one was captured in a small botanical garden where they wandered around the pathways totally unconcerned by the presence of people.

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beautiful portrait, great eye! TFS Ori

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-09-15 4:08]

Such a beautiful bird and nice photo.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-15 4:26]

Very nice Chris!
A fine sharp close capture of the Peaceful Dove taken in fine lighting and from a great POV. My attempts at this one have always meant getting down to ground level and the results have not been satisfactory.
TFS this fine portrait,

A crisp image with excellent detail - especially around the eye. I like the way the eye and facial skin colour go nicely with the deep blue sky. Well done.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-15 4:48]

Hello Chris,
I remember this beautiful little Dove very well and you've managed to capture it in good light here showing its beautiful colours. I love the light blue framing of the eyes. Great sharpness and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-15 4:53]

Hello Chris, superb shot of this dove! TFS.

Hi Chris,

Good capture from this beautiful Pigeon.
Beautiful colours and great of sharpness.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-15 7:22]

Hello Chris,
What a beauty, this Peaceful Dove. You made a wonderful portrait of it. Colours and sharpness are very good. Great POV and composition. Very beautiful deep blue BG.
Kind regards,

hello chris,
lovely capture of the dove, i liked the eye contact very mich, good details of the plumage and a pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-15 10:29]

Hi Chris!

I'm not big fan of pigeons and doves, but I must sat this one looks very nice. Perfectly blue sky and very interesting colours and patterns of feathers. Cyan spot around eye is also nice. Good job.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-15 11:11]

Hello Chris
Very nice capture of this Dove. Great sharpness.Well composed and very good detail. Great job!
Regards Siggi

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-15 21:35]

Hi Chris,
Outstanding shot of this great looking Dove with such lovely colours and sharp details on its plumage. Fine pose captured and against the blue sky as BG it looks majestic. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hello Chris, wonderful capture of this dove. Excellent exposure and DOF. Great sharpness. TFS.

Hallo Chris
This is a super close up with perfect details and sharpness. The blue eye itself and the blue around the eye area does it for this dove. The clarity of the plumage is wonderful. This dove was a super model, leaving you with a super image. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-16 9:56]

Hi Chris,
this a beautiful bird and an excellent shot of it.
The diagonal composition is great!
Superb DOF.
Very good sharpness.

Well done!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-16 10:09]

Hello Chris, This is brilliant shot. Superb image and great clarity. Gansh

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-18 23:25]

Hi Chris.

fantastic tones, colors, sharpnees and details, very nice composition, excellent portrait, good note.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-22 7:23]

Hi Chris,
What a beautiful dove! Patterns on the plumage, details and colors of the eye and the beak look very good. I liked your POV. TFS
All the best,

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