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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 Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 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 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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 Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 9:52 AM

could be my back yard ...Smile

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114363 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 Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 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 Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 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
17 Nov 2012 - 11:41 AM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition, beautifully captured.

Hugh

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 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 Plus Member 5195 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 Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 1:54 PM

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

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC 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 Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 3:42 PM

Well captured.

Ken

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 4:56 PM

A great shot..Lin

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54997 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 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 Plus Member 6Lillian 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 Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:37 AM

a great group of Starlings & Dove

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 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  3 India
18 Nov 2012 - 4:51 PM

EXCELLENT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Nov 2012 - 11:48 AM

superb!

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga 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 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 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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