<< Previous Next >>

Zebra Dove

Zebra Dove
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-02 3:51
Viewed: 2721
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species is quite a favourite bird in my place. I shall write about the happenings.
The local like to trap this bird for its singing and voice quality. They female will be put in a cage as a bait. The male would come nearer upon hearing the voice. There will be a trap and the male get stuck between the net. The people will come and keep them in cage.
They will be highly priced if the tune voice is good. Sorry to tell you I dont know myself what a good rune is like. Sometimes there are competitions where hundreds of bird in cages competing. I never saw the competition. But seen the places after competition where there were hundreds of bamboo poles in a field as big as football field.
Winners sometimes get prizes such as cars motobikes etc or money as much as US2000.
So this bird is hunted for its voice. But to me its feathers are lovely.

CeltickRanger, Argus, marius-secan, PeterZ, mamcg, yiannis, drchoneydew, jusninasirun, jcoowanitwong, Adanac, nagraj, maurydv, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Foozi

WOW ! excellent close-up photo of the Zebra Dove
with GREAT image quality, fine POV at its level,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness details, TFS


  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-02 5:00]

Hello Foozi,
An excellent capture of the Zebra Dove taken from a fine low lateral POV with top sharpness, natural colours and contrast against the grassy BG.
Your note is interesting. I knew this was a popular cage bird but I didn't know its voice was an important factor.
Thanks for sharing this and the fine image,
Best regards,

Ciao Foozi. Good contrast against the brilliant green BG. Excellent DOF so like detaisl and sharp. Best regards.


Hello Foozi

This is a wonderful capture.Great sharpness on focus,beautiful natural colors and excellent contrast wit the BG. Love it!
Thank You.
Best regards

Ciao Foozi, lovely dove in a beatiful natural ambientation, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
Absolutely amazing capture with and exceptional colors and superb details.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful dove!

hello Foozi
super sharpness and great details
i like the beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-02 7:48]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this Zebra Dove in excellent sharpness, details and in beautiful light and natural colours. Taken from a very good low POV.
A wonderful note!

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-02-02 8:49]

Assalamualiak ya Foozi,
Amazing bird and fantastic story, here we have dove but not this colourful and here its singing is hated as many people don't like its singing or voice and they say it sings evil.
It is shot very crisp and sharp by a beautiful composition, TFS.

Wonderfully sharp and bright photo, very good pose and perfectly focused.
Nice contrast with the natural background.
A beautiful bird indeed!
regards yiannis

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-02 10:43]

Hello Foozi.
What a beautiful Zebra Dove and what a marvellous picture! Excellent focus from a splendid POV with great sharpness and a fantastic DOF. Very beautiful colors and composition.
Congratulations and TFS.Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-02 13:14]

Hi Foozi,great position and perfect light for the best details of plumage and colors,a veyr elegant specie and a nice capture too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

love the eye! My first zebra dove and had no idea about this competition till now. amazing, photo and note.

Salam Foozi.
Must be fun watching this zebra dove picking on the grass lawn like this. The capture with such excellent tonal rendering is visually pleasing.
Well done and have a nice day,

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-02 19:33]

Hello Foozi,
Well my friend you are introducing me to a new species of dove with this quality image. Much more beautiful than our mourning dove. Thank you for teaching me a new bird today.

Hello Foozi,
Sharp focus and perfect light control. Thanks for the informative note.

Hello Foozi
Beautiful bird and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness! Interesting note too.

Nice clear and sharp photo of this beautiful bird.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-03 3:36]

Sure the bird is beautiful with interesting patterns, voice, well its really disheartening to learn what they do with these birds. well made. tfs.

wonderful environment, colors are so good, the subject with great performance!
regards Foozi

Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful capture of this splendi Dove, fine details and marvellous natural colours, excellent low point of view
Best regards

Hi Foozi,

The grass is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Zebra Dove. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Calibration Check