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    Default Crested pigeon

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    Taken near Lamington National Park near Brisbane in March.
    Canon 1 DX, 600mm and 1.4x , shot from car window.
    Cloudy, rainy day (again!)
    1/1000 @ 5.6 ISO 1600
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    I wish for a nicer perch !
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    Love the fluffy look, helps to minimize the perch issue! But otherwise a nice look at this guy. Glad you got some color in the wing despite the flat light!

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    That is a pretty cool pigeon! Nice of it give you a good parallel pose for tip-to-tip sharpness (compared to the angled perch which goes in and out of dof). I love the crest and ruffled feathers. Good green BG too. The perch is what it is - can't always be too fussy when on vacation, although I know the feeling as I am way too fussy at times .

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    Cool colorful interesting bird. Perch is fine for species like this.
    Dan Kearl

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    Very neat looking bird the low angle is spot on as well as the background. The perch is what it is.

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    Have lots of these in my yard, nicely shot, particularly getting the wing colors.

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    Hi Gail. I've seen many of these...the colours are amazing, and you've captured this one so well. Love the clarity, HA, FFD and that BG really contrasts nicely with the bird.

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    Gail, I like everything about this but the perch, but sometimes you have to take what nature gives us. Nice shot.

    -Tim

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    Love the green and purple feathers and teh great head turn.

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