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Huh? What? Me?

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While I was stalking the canopy, trying to get a good vantage point on a Bali Starling this Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) sort of did a little dance around me as if trying to get my attention.

When I finally focused on it and started snapping shots it got this look on its face ... as if surprised that I chose it over the Bali Starling.

This bird was really good fun, and very tasty too :P

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Image details
Image size
3394x2578px 3.02 MB
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
72 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 15, 2008, 4:56:45 PM
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schwarzdrossel's avatar
That look on it's face is priceless.
I wonder how this bird tastes...? :giggle:
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Very much like any other pigeon I'd imagine :D roasted in tea leaves they're actually pretty tasty, or with a nice red wine sauce sort which gives it a stronger taste than duck :giggle:
schwarzdrossel's avatar
Hmmmm... sounds really really mouthwatering to me.
Well, I think I should make a trip to the chickenyard.... ahem... :mwahaha:
whipzter's avatar
HAH HAH!!!! Great shot! very nice work, so crisp and clear!
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Those pigeons really are adorable, for some reason they really like to get their picture taken but then are all surprised when you do :D
xHaStex's avatar
that is an awesome expression....
excellent shot sir....XD...
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
Thank you very much, this pigeon was a blast to work with :D
xHaStex's avatar
heh heh....
holly-may's avatar
Haha, I love his expresson (? can birds have expressions? :S)

His feathers are such a pretty green :3
Ghost-Dreamer's avatar
This one certainly can :D

They're fairly common in Asia I believe but this one's colours were really beautiful indeed.
CSnyder's avatar
lol..he does look like hes saying that
so cool
great shot my friend
the naturl lighting does wonders for the color
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Timing was perfect for this one, it was closing in on 5 PM so the sun is setting and he/she just couldn't stop posing.
CSnyder's avatar
sounds fun
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