Beautiful Pigeons

Front image: Nicobar Pigeon, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 9 May 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 800, f/4, 1/250s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Let’s start 2014 with a few beautiful birds: Pigeons of the Orient.

Not many words for once but images of a family of birds often dismissed as dull, mostly because its most common member: the rock pigeon is deemed as too common to be interesting and not attractive.

Western Crowned Pigeons, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 3 September 2013, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS. ISO 320, f/2.8, 1/250s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Western Crowned Pigeons, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 3 September 2013, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS. ISO 320, f/2.8, 1/250s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Doves and Pigeons, of the Columbidae family, have beautiful members which deserve admiration. Enjoy!

Imperial Pied Pigeon, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 9 May 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 800, f/4, 1/640s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Imperial Pied Pigeon, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 9 May 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 800, f/4, 1/640s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Emerald Dove, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 17 May 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 800, f/4, 1/125s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

Emerald Dove, image created at the Jurong Bird Park on 17 May 2013, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 800, f/4, 1/125s, Evaluative metering +2/3.

 

Beautiful PigeonsChristian C. Berclaz
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