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Sulawesi Ground-Dove

Sulawesi Ground-Dove
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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: 2013-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-13 5:52
Viewed: 2725
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In bird park Avifauna I’ve seen a new dove species, male and female of the Sulawesi Ground-Dove. It’s a NEW SPECIES FOR TN.

The Sulawesi Ground-Dove (Gallicolumba tristigmata) also known as Yellow-breasted Ground-Dove is a medium-sized, approximately 35 cm long, olive brown ground-dove with golden forehead, yellow breast, red legs, iridescence bluish-green crown ended with purple patch behind ear coverts, dark brown tail and white below. Both sexes are similar.

An Indonesian endemic, this elusive species is distributed to primary rainforests of Sulawesi in Wallacea. The Sulawesi Ground-Dove is a terrestrial bird. Its diet consists mainly of seeds and fallen fruits taken from feeding grounds. The female lays a single white egg.

The Sulawesi Ground-Dove is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Peter,

What a colorfull bird & you have managed to capture the natural colors to perfection...excellent sharpness, details & shot from a nice POV..


Hello Peter
What a beautiful bird! Excellent presentation with good eye contact and detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Mr.Peter,
Beautiful photograph of this Dove.Nice colour combination on feather with good focus.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Bonjour Peter,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Peter
Dit is een mooie duif
super goed van scherpte ,en leuke pose zo als hij naar je kijkt
de kleuren zijn prachtig
bedankt gr lou

Boa tarde Peter
Wonderful dove species.Great capture from perfect low POV,excellent close composition,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Adorable portrait of this Dove which certainly is the very first to feature here on TN, Peter.
Looks like you and the subject very in tremendous harmony with each other. The Dove seems to be offering you the best possible pose like a professional model. :)
Thanks and regards.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-13 8:29]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful bird with very nice colours and
perfect sharpness details.
Fantastic the eye's contact.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello Peter,
Very interesting colors plumage. Great pic.

Hallo Peter
I like the close approach here, this way displaying the lovely details of Sulawesi Ground-Dove in the finest possible way. Congratulations on sharing yet another 1st for the site. I really do hope that members take note when a 1st time species are being shared. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-13 11:58]

Hi Peter,it's really beautiful this colorful puff ball specie,and a very nice and tender pose too,great plumage details and excellent exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely dove with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Excellent photograph of The Sulawesi Ground-dove, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

Hello Peter

Congratulations for this new exotic Dove species on TN,
a fine POV at its level, and like if he is posing
for you with that beautiful eye-contact he has,
with the bird's pose and glance, the light and
color tones also are contributing for the
beauty of the photo, TFS


Hello Peter.
This is an excellent dove pose with lovely perch on the ground. The colors and sharpness are pleasing with vivid plumage details. Beautiful lenswork and thanks for sharing.

Beautiful image with natural colors and good sharpness


鳥很可愛 第一次見到這美麗的動物

Hello Peter,
what a beautiful capture, good low Pov to show the beauty.
superb sharpness and good eye contact.
best wishes,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-14 11:15]

Hi Peter,
lovely portrait of this colorful bird,
excellent details, natural colors, lighting !
Best regards !

Hallo Peter,
What can I say, a bird beautiful colours captured in absolute clarity and detail. It stands out from it's OOF BG in all it's splendor!!
Best regards,

Ciao Peter. Fantastic colours very good details and impressive focused eye. Best compliments.


a very strong photo because of its good approximation, colors are great!
best regards Peter

Another great photo of an amazing bird Peter! Nice pose, very good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-16 7:41]

Hello Peter,
Very sweet your colorful dove..love the way she looked at you, must have been a female :-)
Interesting and nice to have a new species on TN.
Kind regards

Hello Peter,
What a beautiful colorful Dove.
Great colour and details.Great composition..
Thanks for sharing.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2013-04-17 4:07]

Hi Peter
Very Nice bird
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-04-19 8:37]

Hola Peter, increíble la belleza de esta exótica paloma, como me gusta su coloración diversa, el entorno de la foto y la composición que permite apreciar todos los detalles de la especie...saludos.

Hello Peter,
Amazing!Impressive colours saturation and luminosity,excellent catch of an expressive gesture and taken from a beautiful PoV.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-23 13:09]

Hi Peter,

Great shot, and we learn of new species everytime I'm here on TN. I love the colors and beautiful expression of the bird. Excellent quality.


Hi Peter,
Details are very clear. I used to see this fellow but not able to capture with such clarity.


Hi Peter,

The eye conntact with the bird is very good. The close-up point of view is showing with precision the details and colours of the Sulawesi Ground-Dove. The good luminosity is embellishing the colours. Have a nice day.


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