White-headed Pigeon

On the way back from Buderim (via Maleny) I spotted a tree full of these guys - pulled over about 200m or more down the road then walked back to shoot them.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 5th January 2010, This photo: 5:02pm

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  • looby88 said:
    hey pidge! Looked like a vulture in the small photo !
    pretty bird
  • David de Groot said:
    I've been after a decent shot of one of these for a while. There's a pair in Kenilworth that taunt me everytime I go through there.
    Quite a large pigeon too, around 13-17 inches.
  • looby88 said:
    Thats a very large pigeon indeed ! You have managed to capture him in all his detail beautifully - as usual !
  • mouse.. said:
    Great capture, never seen one before
  • James Lagden said:
    Nice shot and good background. Can you crop in tighter or have you already done so? Branch to it's right is rather prominent.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    It's a little cropped (maybe 30%). I plan to get closer to one at some stage though.
  • 1Rover1 said:
    Nice capture.
  • David de Groot said:
  • James Lagden said:

    ...I plan to get closer to one at some stage though.
    We all know how those plans work out with birds. i won't expect the shot for a while. :)
  • Margot- said:
    Oh, that's really nice.
    Happy New Year and all the best for 2010!
  • Jen 64 said:
    Nice one
  • cookie_c73 said:
    I admire your bird shots so much especially after trying some myself. It doesn't help that my longest lens is a 70-200 2.8 and I've now moved to full frame (I feel so far away!). Amazing for portraits, not so much for wildlife!
  • BouncedPhoton said:
    Perfectly framed and a nice bird! Thought it is an eagle of some kind when looking on a small pic. Never saw these guys before.
  • David de Groot said:
    Happy New Year to you too Margot :)
    Thanks :)
    Yeah, 200mm doesn't really cut it for most birds. Even with a 1.4x TC, you'll find it quite short.
    Thanks ;-) Somewhat smaller than an eagle, and much more pigeon shaped.