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Crested Pigeon


Crested Pigeon
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Copyright: Maurie Leeder (Maurie) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (57)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-14 15:19
Viewed: 4028
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a bird found widely throughout mainland Australia except for far tropical north areas. There are only two Australian pigeon species that possess an erect crest, being the Crested Pigeon and the Spinifex Pigeon. The Crested Pigeon is the larger of the two species.

The length of the Crested Pigeon varies from 30 to 34 centimetres (12 to 13.6 inches). Colouration is grey with tinges of brown. It has a feathered but slender, black spike on top of head. They run with the crest erect. There is a bright orange ring around each of its eyes. Wings have black stripings and are bronzed, while the primary feathers have colourful areas of brown, purple, blue and green. Immature birds have duller colours with no bronzing on the wings.
The call is a "whoop"! voiced repeatedly but singly when alarmed.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-12-14 18:19]

Hola Maurie: Una magnífica especie muy bien mostrada en la foto, saludos desde la pequeña Costa Rica.

Hallo Maurie
Welcome to Trek Nature and may you have a wonderful and most educational journey of sharing and receiving on the site. You have entered the site with a beautiful image. The crested pigeon is indeed a lovely bird with pretty and prominent details that are well seen. The crest is definitely swanky and a definite eye-catcher, the colourful markings in between the feathers lovely and the catch-light caught in the bird's eye worth an A+. I like the centred composition and the blue sky as background is a delight to look at. Thanks for sharing. I hope to see more beauties as this one, as well as participation with fellow members by visiting their galleries. Best regards.
Anna

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-15 9:01]

Hola Marie,
good capture, atractive bg.
great clarity and pov.
Welcome to TN.
saludos from Canary Islands

Simple composition but effective. Nice sharpness and colours.

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