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Rock Dove

Rock Dove (Image ID 41096)
Photographed bySimon Pelling on Mon 8th Apr, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 1st Jul, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1200
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ID41096
CommentIt is not often that introduced bird photos are entered into our photo competitions. Unsurprisingly, given their ecological impact, many birdwatchers have little love for introduced species, and the commonly used name of 'feral pigeon' implies an inferior species. In this portrait I have tried to capture something of the handsomeness of these birds. The unusual colour combination adds to the interest, as these are normally predominantly dark grey birds. Elements of the green and purple iridescence remain, but perhaps the first thing the eye is drawn to is the striking red eye.
EquipmentCanon 80D; Canon EF 100-400 L Mk II zoom. 400mm, ISO 200, 1/2000s, f/6.3. Raw file processed in DxO Photolab 3.3
LocationWaramanga, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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