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Pink-spotted Fruit Dove

Pink-spotted Fruit 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: 2011-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 7:45
Viewed: 8302
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, another NEW species for TN, taken in Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany.

It was perched in a dark part of its aviary.

The Pink-spotted Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus perlatus) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is found in forest and woodland in lowland and foothills of New Guinea and nearby smaller islands. It is widespread and generally common. As most other fruit-doves, it is largely green. The chest is duller and browner, the throat and nape are grey-white, and, uniquely for a fruit dove, the wings are spotted pink. The face and crown are usually olive-green, but this is replaced by pale grey in the north-eastern subspecies plumbeicollis. The male and female are essentially identical.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-01-03 7:53]

Hello, What a lovely photograph of the dove. Great colors and wonderful composition in your photo. Good detail in the feathers due to the aperture choice. It looks like the dove is posing for the camera,

hallo Peter
Super mooie duif ,en hij blijft er gewoon goed voor zitten
Scherpte?maar details en de kleuren zijn super
groetjes lou

Hello Peter,
My first time to see a colorful dove. Thanks for sharing this new species on TN. Very well done.

Hi Peter,
excellent photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Wonderful photo of a beautiful bird. Very nice pose, excellent detail.
What an amazing bird!
regards yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-03 11:10]

Hi Peter.
What a cute and unknown for me species. Its colouration as well as shapes are fine. BG is also splendid. Excellent lens work and exposure parameters. My warm regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-03 12:36]

Hello Peter.
This is a colorful dove. Great composition, exposure, sharpness and color contrast. Plumage details are clearly captured. Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Peter, an other new specie on TN, congratulations, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-03 14:11]

Hi Peter,another new specie and another great surprise.What a beautiful dove,the lot of colors of the plumage are fantastics! great capture whit the usual good sharpness and pov.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-03 16:50]

hi peter

first time i seen this type of dove
in my life.very colourfull and sharp
focus.thanks for submitting.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2012-01-03 20:16]

Peter, you come up with the most amazing birds!
Great shot! Love the colors!
I just can't get over this fantastic looking bird.

Hello Peter,
The colors of this bird is truly eye catching. You capture has always been beautiful and sharp. Nicely perched on that diagonal branch with vivid plumage details.
Thanks and kind regards,

Another beautiful photo of an amazing exotic bird Peter! Very good composition and fantastic colours!

Ciao Peter.
Questa colomba una vera tavolozza di colori ben catturai dalla tua foto,con un'eccellente nitidezza che mostra i notevoli particolari del soggetto,bene la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-04 0:10]

Hello Peter,
beautiful image of this exotic bird (that adds to your fantastic collection) with splendid colours and perfect light; great POV and nice blurred background. Well done!

Hello Peter,
great capture of this bird with wonderful colours and nice eye contact. I also like the good sharpness, the well chosen vertical format and the diagonal composition.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-04 5:29]

Beautiful species, well captured. tfs.

very nice capture and presentation, good colour and sharpness. it is really a new bird for me.

Hello Peter,
Very good photo,fine compozition and colors,and backround and lighting.
Best regards

Hallo Peter,
a superb portrait of this colourful Dove, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-04 21:04]

Hello Peter,
Congratulations on another new species for TN. This is definitely one I have never seen before, and what a beauty it is!! Love it's yellow head and little pink spots. Attractive pose which allows us to easily view it's uniquely colored plumage. Well done!!

Ciao Peter. Best compliments for the new specie MF! Exciting colours and perfect light's managment.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-05 10:10]

Hi Peter,
Excellent lovely photo of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with excellent detail. Composition
and background are very nice too.
Regards Jiri.

another great picture, congrats Peter, very nice colors, excellent compo and good focus,

ciao, tino

Hello Peter

Congratulations for this new species of bird,
your POV and appropriate vertical framing it
give a beautiful eye-contact from the bird, TFS


Hi Peter,

The tree is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors if the Pink-spotted Fruit Dove. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Peter, this is a beautiful capture of this very colorful bird. You did a great job getting this shot. Have a great day, Bill

Hi Peter,
THis is an excelent shot of a splendid bird!
Perfect POV, composition, colors and details!

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