Victoria Crowned Pigeon

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© Ann Reece
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 22, 2013
TakenJuly 3, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.6
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length200 mm

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This is the most exotic pigeon that I have ever seen! This bird could move quickly, making it difficult to capture. This pigeon is in the Houston Zoo.

14 responses

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful. Is this a wild bird?

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   said (22 Jan 2013):

    No, je suis moi, this Victoria Crowned Pigeon is a bird in the Houston Zoo. It is the most exotic pigeon that I have ever seen. I had to clean up the photo as the glass was dirty with lots of spots and handprints to remove.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Handsome! Beautiful specimen and nice portrait!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (22 Jan 2013):

    Love the point of view, colors, rocks and bird's details in this portrait.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    It is a beautiful pigeon and have never seen one like it before..

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    All dolled up for the Inauguration, eh. Great find/shot Ann. I've not seen a pigeon even close to that pretty.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    I haven't seen it too...'Crowning Glory' It somewhat looks like a mix of peacock & pigeon.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    cool shot

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    love this bird !! they have one in the zoo in Cape may NJ

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    what a beauty he is. love the red eyes!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    He`s gorgeous and oh, those eyes! A beautiful capture, Ann, not an easy shot through glass. An outstanding entry!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    What a comb on this beauty, wonderful capture Ann.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    One of the best bird images on JPG.

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2013):

    I have seen a few of these most stunning birds..indeed beautiful colours

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