Young dove

Posted by L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 10 January 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Bora Bora. This young dove is developing the feathers he’ll need to fly away from the palm he’s now stuck on. The adult has the deepest and largest black eyes I have ever seen in a bird, together with a blue beak and a snow-white body.
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Un piccolo di colomba
Bora Bora. Questo piccolo di colomba sta sviluppando le piume che gli serviranno per abbandonare la palma su cui ora è costretto a rimanere. Da adulto avrà gli occhi neri più profondi e grandi che abbia mai visto in un uccello, insieme a un becco blu e un corpo di un bianco candido.
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Gary from Cochise County, United States

This is terrific!!

10 Jan 2011 6:59am

@Gary: Thanks Gary! I spent so much time looking at him! :)

Franz from Baden, Austria

what a sweet chick (in the true sense of the word!)! here the "small child pattern" psychologists talk about really applies!

10 Jan 2011 11:10am

@Franz: Hi Franz! You're totally right! :D They should use his image, eh eh! Thanks for passing by.

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Ce petit oiseau a beaucoup de charme et la photo le met bien en valeur.

10 Jan 2011 7:33pm

@jafadabret: Merci bien Jacques! I completely agree with you: he has a lot of charme! :)

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice shot of this little dove !

10 Jan 2011 7:34pm

@Loner: Thanks a lot! :)

Eric from Narbonne, France

Scary expression on this picture ;o) nice shoot

10 Jan 2011 8:40pm

@Eric: I never thought it was scary. He's so cute! Maybe I was scary for him! ah ah Thanks Eric for swinging by!

Fra from Vancouver, Canada

Pappacheeno!
E' bellissimo! :)

11 Jan 2011 12:54am

@Fra: Pappacheeno. Sempre nei nostri cuori. :)

Eric from Narbonne, France

of course he s so cute...
with this head position, it makes me remember the dramatic marmot who makes a buzz somes month ago :oP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40
did you remember it ? ;o)

11 Jan 2011 7:02am

@Eric: Never seen that Jedi marmot before, ah ah!

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

superbe prise bravo

21 Jan 2011 8:25am

NIKON D90
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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