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The last picture I got of one of "my" doves and friends sitting on the bird feeder before the leylandii in the b/g came down.
Nothing special, but a nice view out of my living room window. The feeders have now been moved further down the garden so no birds have been starved due to the destruction of their previous sheltering place/hotel. Smile

I know they're not too sharp but they just wouldn't keep still and my lens isn't built for bird photography. But it wasn't meant to be a masterpiece, just a record shot for me. Smile

Cheers, Chris

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18.0-270.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:One Dove, Three Starlings
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:17 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM
Tags:Birds, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:41

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2252 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:27 AM

Love your description............made me smile...........The collared dove is very much underrated, they are the most successful bird of these islands but most people ignore them.........they are very photogenic and they have such wonderful personalities.................GrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

Three starlings studiously ignoring each other and not squabbling.... what have you put in the food? TongueGrinGrinGrin

Dave

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:45 AM

A super capture, Chris, we don't see either doves or starlings here Sad Carol

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:52 AM

could be my back yard ...Smile

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104018 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:00 AM

post feeding fenzy - starlings are very underated SmileSmile

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:13 AM

It's a beautiful compo. They look so great against the blur of the dark background.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:42 AM

I have never had a shot of a starling so I would be very happy to have taken this. - gary

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 11:41 AM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition, beautifully captured.

Hugh

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114509 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM


Quote: The last picture I got of one of "my" doves and friends sitting on the bird feeder before the leylandii in the b/g came down.

Sounds like you were in my garden Smile

Ade

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:25 PM

They must be feeding them well Chris as they're not squabbling at all. A lovely trio of starlings and that beautiful collared dove.
Ann

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM

How nice they are all being friendly.......Sandy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:35 PM

A great arrangement of the birds, Chris, very well captured Wink
Trev Smile

franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:42 PM

Well captured.

Ken

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 4:56 PM

A great shot..Lin

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43853 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 7:54 PM

A definate King of the Castle there, Chris, the others know their place!

Malc

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 8:33 PM

Like the perch Chris, and
what a array of birds, with the dove and starlings
well captured
Lillian

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

a great group of Starlings & Dove

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 11:56 AM

Lovely shot with beautiful grouping.
P.S. You have good taste in tiles Wink
Rende

Hop-A-Long
18 Nov 2012 - 12:26 PM

I love starlings, they are so comical when they begin to squabble. We sometimes get a flock of hundreds landing in the back garden, the collared doves soon leave if they arrive.
Great shot.

Andy

1881
1881  2 India
18 Nov 2012 - 4:51 PM

EXCELLENT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Nov 2012 - 11:48 AM

superb!

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 - 1:13 AM

A fine capture, How nice to see so many in one place! Grin IB

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 6:01 PM

as if you had arranged them.
a beauty Smile

maggietear
22 Nov 2012 - 12:00 PM

A great image of our ordinary garden birds, reminds me of our residents
Maggie

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