Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Collared Dove

This Collared Dove was simply waiting on this tree branch for its turn at a feeder. Such a familiar bird, but in its way rather attractive. The grey of its breast has a purplish tint in certain lighting conditions and the red tint to its eyes is subtle but beautiful. What I like about the shot is the early afternoon light; the deep blues of the woodland behind the dove seem to complement its colouring perfectly and the yellows and greens of the branch are echoed behind the bird's left wing. One of those magical occasions when everything came together to result in a simple but rewarding image.

Canon 1DS MkII

1.  1,1000 sec, f8, 400mm at ISO 200

2. 1/500 sec, f8, 400mm at ISO 200

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics, really like the one from behind showing all the feather detail.
    Cheers Colin.