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Dove on descent

By Skate
While wandering around in the sunshine looking for bullfinches in my local graveyard, I heard the gentle cooing of doves which were roosting in the steeple of the old church. In the distance 3 white ones appeared flying fast towards their roost and I caught this one just before it landed.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Ayoob, Chinga, NeilWigan and 24 more

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Ayoob 7 Australia
24 Feb 2012 10:18PM
Lovely sharp image and brilliant clarity -very well taken......Grin

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2012 10:23PM
Beautiful capture! IB
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2012 10:50PM
Very very nice image...
Love the white agaist the blue...
Well done...

Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 8:18AM
A hard subject to get right, but you nailed it!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 9:01AM
Beautiful in flight capture - Carole
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Feb 2012 2:26PM
Some lovely detail and a nice eye,
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 11:55AM
Featured e2 photo at the moment.

It's a really good shot, though it might be a tad over-exposed as it looks like the dove's body might be a bit blown out in places.

Skate 6 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2012 9:58AM
Thanks everybody!

Dave, I intended to reduce the exposure a little and add another version as I see what you mean - the body looks blown out - but the exposure does seem to be 'correct' as there are no highlight alerts and I cannot get any more detail either. Thanks for your comment - it has taught me to look very carefully at exposure.

bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:26AM
A very tricky subject captured as well as anyone could under the circumstances!! Brilliant shot
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 11:06PM
Just appeared in Featured.
What a beautiful image!

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