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Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 1:00
Viewed: 2272
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very common small dove without a black collar, Size Size: 22-24cm - slightly larger than a Thrush and smaller than a turtle dove.
Afr: Rooiborsduifie,
A small pinkish coloured dove, the Laughing Dove has a short bill, which is slender and appears slightly bulbous at the end. The bill is black and the feet and legs are purplish-red.
The back is a cinnamon-brown colour and the wing feathers are blue-grey. The head, neck and underparts are grey, washed with pink and there is a patch of brown, spotted with black on the upper breast. This species of dove has no black half-collar and is quite slender compared to the turtle doves.
This is a very common dove, and it is found almost throughout the country. The only areas where it does not occur are true deserts and dense forests. It is usually seen singly, or in small groups, although larger flocks may gather when food is plentiful.
Best Regards,

[Info: http://www.birdlife.org.za]

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Ciao Bungbing, lovely bird on a beautiful blue sky, splenddi sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

good sharpness, colors and a great species. thanks for sharing.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-06 2:36]

Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent sharp and colorful details on this photo of Laughing Dove, TFS!

Hi Bunyapon,
What a razor sharp image with a magnificent strong contrasting blue sky as your BG.Excellent detail showing nice tonal range of the doves feathers.

Hi bungbing, excellent photo composition , great sharpness and natural colors!
Ciao Fabrizio

Hello Bungbing

Excellent and very beautiful close-up photo
of the Laughing Dove with a very fine POV
« en contre-plongé » excellent framing,
great light coming over the bird, excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, beautiful eye-contact
with a beautiful catch-light that render the
photo more and more beautiful, a great shot, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-06 7:14]

Hello Bungbing,
great pic of this lovely Laughing Dove. I like perfect pose of the bird and nice sharpness and details,great work.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bungbing,

Excellent details in the plumage of the dove!
The upward point of view gives a special effect, and the bird is so cute when looking down on the photographer....
Fine natural colours too..!

Pablo -

Hello Bunyapon,
This is such a beautiful image with the bird in great detail against the blue sky. Excellent composition too. Knowing them, I can see it is very alert and ready to fly off at the slightest further movement...so well captured. Best wishes.

Hi Bunyapon,
great photo of this bird. Excellent low point of view. Very good sharpness. I like this blue sky.
Have a nice week,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-06 8:30]

Spectacular point of view to create this impressive contrast between the dove and the blue blue sky!!Magnificent quality of sharpness,details and great perspective too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Excellent portrait of the dove, good point of view and good details. regards yiannis

Ciao Buny, your capture is very good, nice perspective and very good details, excellent control for the light,

ciao e buona serata,


Hi Bunyapon,

an nice image from this dove with good pov sharpness.Exellent eye contact ansd details in the feathers.
Fine colors.


Esta especie no la tenemos por mi zona Bunyapon. Un buen documento sin duda para Tn.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

Hello Bunyapon,
Fantastic contrast against the blue sky. Lovely natural colors and perfect details.
Nice composition with perfect clarity and great colors.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-06 14:55]

Hello Bungbing,
Excellent sharp detailed of this beauty in very nice colours and perfect Background.Nice POV and wonderful composition.TFS.

Hello Bunyapon
perfect vaptuure of this dove against a wonderful blue sky, great details and pose of the bird, beautiful and natural colors
TFS and have a good night

Hello Bunyapon,
Beautiful shot captured with lovely colours and great details. I also like the POV, composition and the blue sky. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-07 0:55]

Hello Bungbing,
Very beautiful photo of this Laughing Dove in splendid light and excellent sharp details. Good composition. Beautiful blue sky in the BG.

Hello Bunyapon
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très bon angle de prise de vue valorisant bien le sujet dans une tendre attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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