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These photos were taken on yesterday at The Mere at Ellesmere in Shropshire.
I would love to know what type of pigeon it is - it was certainly very attractive and there seemed to be the only one there.
I've just ordered a reference book about British birds so I should know a bit more in future!!WinkWink......I hope!!
It was really cold and incredibly dull weather.
It's the first time I've done any semi-serious bird photography and makes you appreciate, even more, the quality of images you are treated to here on EPZ!!
I would have liked a more out of focus background and, maybe, I could have blurred it somewhat in PS. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate your thoughts!
Many appreciative thanks for all the clicks and comments on my Bodiam Castle upload.Smile
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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Date Taken:25 Feb 2013 - 2:56 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:White and Brown Pigeon
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:26 Feb 2013 - 6:55 AM
Tags:Ellesmere, General, Pigeons, Shropshire, Wildlife / nature
Votes:23
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Feb 2013 - 7:20 AM

What a lovely Pigeon you have here **** !! Two excellent captures of which V1 shows him off best Smile

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DixClix
DixClix e2 Member 5DixClix vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 7:45 AM

Quite a stunning image of a fascinating bird! Wonderfully sharp too.
I think version 1 is the better of the two, however, in version 2 he looks very proud if himself!
A proper little poser who knows he is good looking.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 8:26 AM

What a beauty! Both shots are excellent captures, Richard. Superb sharp detail and I just love how he is fluffed up! V1 is the Ace Smile

Lavina

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 9:04 AM

Lovely images of this rather pretty Pigeon.

Ali SmileSmile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 9:11 AM

Super image, excellent detail and colour

Hugh

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 9:18 AM

I like both of the images, they're so beautiful. I think your framing enhances the beauty of these shots, ****.

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SammyRatFan
26 Feb 2013 - 3:39 PM

If this was amongst feral pigeons, then it is probably a cross-breed of a white feral pigeon and a red feral pigeon... It is possible it could be a red feral crossed with a white dove also, there isn't much difference between a dove and a white pigeon in fairness, but the beak looks too short in my opinion.

This link will show you 7 different colours of Feral Pigeons, there are two other colours as well, Mealy and Chocolate, but the man who runs the site, concentrated on the 7 most populous!

http://feralpigeonproject.com/guide-to-pigeon-colours/


Well done on this photo, excellent colours, pin sharp and what a beautiful pose.

Regards

Sammy

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 4:55 PM

Very unusual, also very attractive. I prefer the stance in V2, also the format and dof. You held the exposure well on the whites.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 - 5:16 PM

Never seen any like these ****, great shots.
Brian

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Caziwinkles
26 Feb 2013 - 5:24 PM

Two fabulous images here. The feathers look so soft, fluffy and downy. Both images sharp and great clarity. To quote Nonur above - I like both of the images, they're so beautiful.
I agree about the framing - totally enriches the colours of the pigeon. Brilliant! Grin Grin Grin

Carol

Last Modified By Caziwinkles at 26 Feb 2013 - 5:26 PM

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 - 5:26 PM

A colour of pigeon I have never seen before ****. You have captured this excellently. Well done
Jim

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 5:46 PM

A Verry beautiful Pigeon with lovely detail,like them bothSmile
NettaSmile

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milky
milky e2 Member 10milky vcard Wales
26 Feb 2013 - 7:55 PM

Nicely presented **** beautiful colours-------MilkyWink

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
26 Feb 2013 - 10:36 PM

Two excellent captures ****, great details. V2 is a great one
Effrossini

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Lovely set ****; my favourite is V2, love the pose Smile
Rende

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 12:52 AM

Very unusual pigeons ****. Wonderful colour.
With a super camera like you have, I expect you know more about photography than me,
so you probably already know that a wider aperture might have blurred the b/g more (I should have done it with
some of my recent deer images). I don't find blurring in Photoshop very satisfactory unless you're very good at it!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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