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Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2005-01
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Date de soumission: 2005-08-07 4:05
Vue: 4360
Points: 20
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Spotted Dove
Stretopelia chinensis

The spotted dove is another one of the introduced bird species found in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Spotted Dove is a pigeon which is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Southeast Asia.
It is a common and widespread species in open woodland, farmland and habitation over a good deal of its natural range, and this successful bird has also been introduced to the U.S., Northern Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, it was introduced in Melbourne in the 1860's and has since spread, often replacing native doves.
This species builds a stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is quick, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.
Spotted Dove is a long-tailed, slim pigeon, typically 31cm in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown, heavily spotted with buff. In flight, it shows blackish flight feathers bordered on the inner edge with pale grey. Sexes are similar, but immatures are duller than adults.
The head and underparts are pinkish, shading to pale grey on the face and lower belly. There is a black neck patch finely spotted with white. The legs are red. The call is a low and gentle coo-coo-croo, with the emphasis on last note.
Spotted Doves eat grass seeds, grains and other vegetation. They are fairly terrestrial, foraging on the ground in grasslands and cultivation. It breed all year round with nests commonly found in trees, edge of buildings or even on the ground.
Like some other doves in this genus, they are not particularly gregarious, and are usually alone, or in pairs. It is tame but can be flustered around sudden noises.


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Very good shot!
Good lighting, sharpness, colour.

Hi Manyee, good shot of the Spotted Dove. The colours and details are nice and clear. The light looks quite bright and her feathers show out well. I think I might have cropped some off the top of the photo myself, but otherwise this is good. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Manyee,
beautiful shot of this bird. Perfect details and colours. Good job and TFS.


Nice shot Manyee,
Good detail and good POV. Nicely exposed and good colours. Good composition. Excellent DOF and framing. The focus seems a touch soft to me. Excellent notes, Well captured, thanks for posting.
Have a good week.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-07 11:10]

Beautiful shot.Good texture,and colour are perfect.Good details.

Hi there... interesting bird and I appreciate the note. As we were chatting about, to my eye, I find the saturation in some areas over done especially in the BG. I agree with Jancie, I'd crop out the top a bit. Nicely done on the details, the spots are very clear!

Excellent! Fantastic colors/light and composition!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-07 16:02]

Hello Manyee, nice shot of this Dove. The details are pretty good although the lighiting is quite harsh (midday sun?). I think the composition could be improved by cropping off the top and right. It would have been nice to have some more space in front of the bird too.

Good shot.

Hi Manyee,
A very nice shot on this spotted dove. Beautiful colors and detail in this bird. Much prettier than the regular morning doves I see every day. I love to listen to them coo.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-08-07 22:20]

Hi Manyee!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. A lower PoV would have helped, I think.
Strong visual impact.
An easy shot, IMHO.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Have a good week

Hi Manyee. A nice shot but not your best. The colours have come through okay but the lighting is very harsh. I would have cropped a bit, especially the clutter in the background, to draw into the dove more. Getting lower would helped. Kind regards, Rob

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