Rock Dove : From the balcony of my residence in Calcutta, this Common Indian Pigeon or more specifically the Rock Dove was seen sitting on a electric overhead wire.
Some tidbits about the Rock Dove :
The Rock Dove or Rock Pigeon, is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons).Wild Rock Doves are pale grey with two black bars on each wing. Rock Pigeon's life span is anywhere from 3–5 years in the wild to 15 years in captivity, though longer-lived specimens have been reported.Pigeons feed on the ground in flocks or individually. They roost together in buildings or on walls or statues. When drinking, most birds take small sips and tilt their heads backwards to swallow the water. Pigeons are able to dip their bills into the water and drink continuously without having to tilt their heads back. When disturbed, a pigeon in a group will take off with a noisy clapping sound.
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mjw364 (7516) 2013-06-08 4:44
Like a bird on a wire eh?! Good focusing technique here.
Interesting that you call it a rock dove - it's a pigeon in the UK!
Indrasish (2893) 2013-06-08 5:00
a Excellent photo is presented by you.. Like the sitting style of the Pigeon.. also good color and sharpness.. Well focused.. Interesting note..
Great job Farhat..
Miguel82 (26182) 2013-06-08 5:38
Very sharp picture of this pigeon, it has a strange attitude, simple and beautiful capture Fabbs
Good colors and contrast
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-06-08 5:39
simple,but beautiful and charming image!
The pigeon is nicely captured in perfect quality,while one coloured background is nicely blurred and has so beautiful color scheme.
Have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (128185) 2013-06-08 5:52
Ciao Farhat, great capture of lovely dove on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (88043) 2013-06-08 8:05
excellent focus on the bird, great sharpness and brightness, ideal wall and tone for the Bg, bravo !
Fis2 (88713) 2013-06-08 13:05
Very sharp picture of this pigeon,
good frame and composition.
I like colors.
kordinator (19834) 2013-06-08 13:15
I love the birds in the pictures.
Elegant, nice and interesting composition.
raszid62 (18585) 2013-06-08 14:35
Leonard Cohen once sang a beautiful, intimate song;,, Bird on the Wire''. Your photo perfectly illustrates the music track. Great nature photography.
lousat (80973) 2013-06-08 15:57
Hi Farhat,a perfect pic for treknature too..ehehe..minimalistic compositon made by this curious and nice dove,great capture whit fine details and colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (59276) 2013-06-08 18:38
The wire is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the rock dove. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
pajaran (54102) 2013-06-08 22:23
Dobar tekst o ptici sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan za omdor, sve najbolje.
Good article on the bird with the given data ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a great day omdor, all the best.
danos (89577) 2013-06-08 23:46
nice the placement of the rope in the frame with the sitting rock dove to be the eye catching of the scene.
I like the clarity,the sharpness as the excellent presentation of the scene.
ChrisJ (102685) 2013-06-09 1:18
Good use of a shallow dof to isolate and emphasise the rock pigeon with a superb neutral light brown bg. The diagonal wire adds both dynamism and perspective. Excellent breathing space right around and a nice glint in the bird's eye. Tfs!
tedesse (25133) 2013-06-09 1:55
Perhaps in this Page to fly :) Excellent POV and nicely framed photo of the beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-09 3:41
It is good shot of the bird, but are you sure that is a rock dove??? I though it is a common pigeon, but I could be wrong. Good photo job
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-06-09 4:05
good focusing.great moment captured.like the expression of the bird.
ourania (35009) 2013-06-09 4:44
doves, like all birds, don't keep still for more than a couple of seconds but you've managed to capture this one sitting on a wire with marvellous sharpness. I like very much the diagonal of the wire and how the posture of the dove complies with it. The colours of the dove and the glint in its eye have been captured superbly too. The colour of the luminous and homogeneous contrasting backdrop makes the picture unique. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Didi (58370) 2013-06-09 10:47
Salam Farhat Nice expression of the pidgon but I hate them they are spoiling my home balcony
Good shape picture
mcmtanyel (15529) 2013-06-09 11:53
Nice detail, great clarity and good contrasting tones. Well seen and rendered, TFS.
aliabazari (16053) 2013-06-09 19:12
Hello Dear Farhat
Portrait of a beautiful dove. Good lighting and colors. Very well done.
mohammad_H (9696) 2013-06-09 20:28
Beautiful view of pigeons, green color around the neck, called the Persian bird (kabootar) is obviously good for the environment and look good
best wishes for you
Cricri (110209) 2013-06-09 23:22
Une prise magnifique du pigeon, netteté et lumière au top, j'aime la couleur du fond, une très belle réalisation depuis votre balcon, bravo
delpeoples (54421) 2013-06-10 7:43
Namaskar dear Farhat
A beautiful wildlife photo with a very attractive pink background. Excellent definition and I like the light bouncing off his shiny feathers. nice work.
Thanks for sharing, have a good week
gildasjan (42168) 2013-06-10 9:51
Une image de qualité sur ce pigeon,la netteté est là où il faut,cependant l'oiseau est trop centré.
josepmarin (57841) 2013-06-10 10:41
the sharpness and the quality of the image and of the colors is awesome in this good shot, in spite of the use of the maximum focal range of the 300mm lens.
I like the pink blurred background, on which stands out the pigeon with a great graphical efficiency.
A beautiful work.
Oceania (5174) 2013-06-10 12:18
This was a great capture! It's very good in sharpness and clarity. For bird shooting, it's not easy. Good job well done!
nikkitta (16172) 2013-06-10 12:24
Great sharpness to present the seating bird in great contrast with the blurred BG
It seems to be watching you and your camera
adramad (39770) 2013-06-14 9:28
Superb close up of this bird, which show us in detail, including eye sharpness and color these dyes in their plumage.
Very good lighting and a fantastic sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
clic (15754) 2013-06-17 6:24
I like that soft backdrop that allows attention to concentrate on dove that shows a nice profile posture.
ikeharel (61323) 2013-06-23 0:56
Your doves looks just as our's, Farhat.
Technically and excelent portrait of the pigeon: colors sharpness and the light superbly managed.
Have a nice week ahead.
Nicou (127654) 2013-07-08 1:59
quel captage de ce pigeon sueprbe comme il se tient sur le câble et ce fond très doux rouge rosé splendide.
bravo et amitié
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-07-13 22:58
Very interesting and useful note, beautiful birdie!!sharp and beautiful natural shot!
all the best
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-08 2:49