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Me& Mom.

Me& Mom.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-14 19:21
Viewed: 3398
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White winged dove.

Took this photo last summer, this poor guy fall from his nest to the roof of my car, mom come very soon to help, and soon they both take of and fly to the next tree in my garden.

I know that part of the photo is out of focus, but mom was a little bit behind him, probably using a lower shuter speed I could get better photo, anyway here is it, and I hope You like as much as I do.


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It has been a long time since I commented on one of your photos... Too long I'd say.
But anyways, I like pictures that stay in our memories for whatever reason. I think this pictures is just that - memorable. Even though the youngster is a bit out of focus, you can see concern / pride in the expression of the adult. Well done and well captured my friend - as always.

Best Regards,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-01-14 19:37]

Hi Luis

Nice pov with a really good pose. Good detail on the faces.

Hope you are well.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-14 20:51]

Hi Luis.
What a touching picture of the beautiful pair. And subject (not a focus) is key point of the shot. I am impressed with delicateness and unusualness of the colour palette of the shot. It is amazing. However, details and sharpness of the Mom are brilliant. I also like an interesting note. TFS and best regards.

amazing make up :) TFS Ori

Hola Luis,
Muy interesante la imagen de la madre y su cría que nos presentas.
Abundantes y bien controlados detalles en el claro plumaje de ambas.
Resalta de sobremanera el contraste del azul con el naranja que rodea al ojo de la madre.
Buen trabajo y gracias por compartirlo.
Un gran saludo,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-14 23:07]

Hi Luis,
Wonderful shot of this White-winged Dove couple with very impressive sharpness and soothing colours. The blue around its eye looks exquisite. Superb light handling and the BG is so special. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

Hallo Luis
You are very scarce lately and I miss you around the site. You have presented us with a very ordinary yet special image. It is a special moment you have captured with mom and her youngster. The detail and clarity around the eye area of the older dove is really great. The colours is remarkable and vivid, especially the blue. It is interesting to see the little one is still pale and none of this bright colours is visible, I just wonder how when does this colours start to get visible? Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-15 1:10]

Hello Luis,
I love the overall tones of grey and pink in this capture and then the bright blue/red eye that really stands out! Brilliant. A very nice composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

wonderful capture with perfect sharp and vivid colours , fine detils and great exposure , nice contrast and good light ,
well done !

hello Luis

beautiful photography of the White winged dove Mommy and child,
shot with fine POV, i love each ones proud pose
and each ones glance on opposite side, i love the photos
overall soft colour tones, and that beautiful blue/red/black eye,



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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-15 7:19]

Hello Luis,
Very nice shot.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-15 7:51]

Hola Luis,
Si, me gusta mucho esta toma de la paloma madre y su niño. El composición, POV, los colores y nitidez son muy agradables.
Buen trabajo amigo!
Un abrazo frateral,

Hola Luis,
Impresionante juego de luces y contrate de colores, buena foto!
Saludos cordiales. Ferran

Luis dostum, where have you been?
This is such a lovely pair in a finely simple composition, the mothers concern over its chick is evident even from here. That bright red-blue combination among the otherwise subdued colouration is really startling.
I made a WS from your fine image my friend, reducing the exposure and increasing the contrast, I hope the result is agreeable with you...

Salut Luis
Belle prise de vue qe cette tourterelle des bois
très belle qualité d'image belle composition et très beau BG
merci et au revoir....JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-15 17:16]

Hola Luis,
I was worried that you no longer were going to post, It is so great you are back my very good friend. What a beautiful mom he has, that eye and blue marking are amazing. Great work Luis, thank you.

Hola Luis,
Lograste una excelente foto, con un fondo muy a tono con el color de las palomas, una composición simple, pero es ahi donde radica lo bello.
Mis felicitaciones

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-24 9:22]

Hola amigo,
felicidades por el premio recibido,
yo me presenté a un concurso en Tenerife y quedé finalista el premio se lo llevó otro,
pero como bien dices tú, es cuestión de actitudes ante las cosas que no nos agradan...

preciosa captura, el ojo de esta paloma destaca a kilómetros, magnífico ambiente y tonos.
saludos y abrazos para la familia.

Wow....great color here...that shocking blue around the eyes is amazing. Beautiful!!

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