Saturday, 11 June 2011

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

Once a much more common sight in the hedgerows of southern and central Britain, the Turtle Dove is now in serious decline, thanks largely to intensive agricultural practices throughout Europe. This captive bird  – one of a pair – was remarkably tolerant, allowing some intimate shots at very close range.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,000 sec, f/6.3, 400mm at ISO 640

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,000 sec, f/6.3, 400mm at ISO 640

2 comments:

  1. I have never seen one of those, what beautiful feathers it has.

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