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Crested Pigeon

Crested Pigeon (Image ID 46332)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Tue 18th May, 2021 and uploaded on Wed 19th May, 2021 .
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ID46332
CommentCrested Pigeons are beautiful birds indeed with their iridescent grey, blue, pink-suffused plumage, startling red eye circles, and elegant black crests. They are common enough in our parks and gardens but in flight they are even more breathtaking, as I recently witnessed in coming across a flock at Ryan’s Swamp in Werribee Treatment Plant. Launching themselves with their unusual whirring sound (created by their primary wing feathers), this group of a three took to the air from a nearby tree. With crests swept back, wings beautifully fanned, and pinkish breasts and shoulders caught by the light, they look like visiting angels reminding us that there is still grace and beauty to be found on our fragile planet, now under so much siege.
EquipmentNikon Z7ii, Nikon 300mm PF f4, TC1.4, focal length 420mm,
ISO 1250
1/8000th f5.6
Monopod
LocationWerribee Treatment Plant, Werribee, Victoria
Keywordsin flight, adult
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