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White and Brown Pigeon

By DicksPics
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

Tags: General Pigeons Shropshire Ellesmere Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Feb 2013 7:20AM
What a lovely Pigeon you have here **** !! Two excellent captures of which V1 shows him off best Smile

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DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 7:45AM
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.
26 Feb 2013 8:26AM
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

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:04AM
Lovely images of this rather pretty Pigeon.

Ali SmileSmile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:11AM
Super image, excellent detail and colour

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 Feb 2013 9:18AM
I like both of the images, they're so beautiful. I think your framing enhances the beauty of these shots, ****.
26 Feb 2013 3:39PM
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!

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


pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 4:55PM
Very unusual, also very attractive. I prefer the stance in V2, also the format and dof. You held the exposure well on the whites.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 5:16PM
Never seen any like these ****, great shots.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 5:24PM
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

26 Feb 2013 5:26PM
A colour of pigeon I have never seen before ****. You have captured this excellently. Well done
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Feb 2013 5:46PM
A Verry beautiful Pigeon with lovely detail,like them bothSmile
milky 14 Wales
26 Feb 2013 7:55PM
Nicely presented **** beautiful colours-------MilkyWink
26 Feb 2013 10:36PM
Two excellent captures ****, great details. V2 is a great one
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
27 Feb 2013 10:39AM
Lovely set ****; my favourite is V2, love the pose Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 12:52AM
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!

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