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Green Imperial Pigeon

Green Imperial Pigeon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-28 6:41
Viewed: 2807
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India east to Indonesia. It has a number of subspecies, of which the distinctive Celebes form, Chestnut-naped Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea paulina).

This is a forest species; it builds a stick nest in a tree and lays a single white egg. Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.

Green Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 45 cm in length. Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. The head and underparts are white, apart from maroon undertail coverts. Sexes are similar.

This is an arboreal dove, feeding on plant material in the tree canopy. They are not very gregarious, but will form small flocks. The bird's call is deep and resonant, and is often the first indication of the presence of this treetop species.

Source: Wikipedia

This photo is taken in the Philippine Hall in bird park Avifauna.

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Hallo Peter,
Veels geluk met hierdie eerste op TN. En wat 'n pragtige voël is dit nie. Wonderlike kleure in skitterende skerpheid. 'n Fees vir die oog. Welgedaan.

Hello Peter,
Interesting species and beautiful photo with good compozition.nice colours and very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend!

Hi Peter,
what a nice bird, what a beautiful photo. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness. Perfect point of view. Now words - excellent portrait.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-28 7:30]

Hello Peter,
wow what a lovely cute looking bird came out from your camera. Excellent position in the frame and superb composition.Best regards Siggi

what a beautiful dove! First time ever seeing one TFS!

Ciao Peter, great capture of fantastic pigeon, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Great composition & presentation with a lovely POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


hallo Peter
Deze is super mooi met de rode kuif op zijn kop
veel scherpte en super kleuren
bedankt gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-28 8:42]

Hi Peter,magnificent specie in pose just for you like a movie star,beautiful capture in a difficult light,perfect exposure,details and colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Peter,
Beautiful dove/Pigeon,and excellent composition with perfect clarity,Thanks and my regards,_Joy.

Hello Peter
An excellent photo of a most beautiful bird.
Good point of view, very good detail and nice light with no shadows.
Good posture with nice eye contact.
thanks for showing us!
regards yiannis

Ciao Peter. Impressive details with efficen colours results. Perfect light too. Best regards.


Ciao Peter.
Complimenti per l’inedito su T.N. interessante piccione sembra un in crocio tra un piccione e un pappagallo,eccellente la nitidezza,con ottimi dettagli splendidi i colori bene la composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Hallo Peter
I love all the fluffiness on this Green Imperial Pigeon's chest. The feathers looks so fine and delicate, and the patch of peach coloured feathers on its head is stunning. The composition and point of view is pleasant too. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

another exotic bird from you, great one, greetings Ori

Hi Peter, very nice bird capture,congratulations.

Bom dia Peter
Wonderful species.Beautiful vertical composition,wonderful soft colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good Sunday!
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-01 4:32]

Hello Peter,
Imperial is the right name for this special pigeon. Looks like Napoleon!
Fine vertical framing and subtle colors. Another interesting bird in your collection.
Kind regards

Another great photo of an amazing bird Peter! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-10-02 3:37]

Hallo Peter,
Very nice shot, The Green Imperial Pigeon ..
Good sharp details, nice natural colours and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-10-05 10:58]

hi Peter,
stunningly clean and sharp a capture, .. like remarkable detail with feather and great colour rendering, ..



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-10-28 17:00]

Hola Peter, incríble la bellleza de esta exótica paloma que yo no conocía, gracias por compartirla...saludos.

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