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20th Jul 2006, 02:32   | tags:,,,,,

(Blue Eyes) Georgie says:

whoa, love the forward action of the last framed dove. The sound they make with their wings is amazing.

20th Jul 2006, 02:55

silar31 says:

That's the bluest rock dove I've ever seen! And that last shot, spectacular!

20th Jul 2006, 03:05

mat says:

Thanks. I'm pretty sure they are woodpigeons. They're quite a lot larger, and much tastier looking.

There's some weirdy lighting going on in the first shot which is probably what's making it look so blue. There's about a 50% chance it's the same bird in both shots.

20th Jul 2006, 03:37

g says:

maybe the best i've ever seen. i salute your eye mat

20th Jul 2006, 04:51

silar31 says:

*nods* Now I see the difference in build between the woodpigeon and rock dove (aka common city pigeon over here). Even with the color gone a bit funky, still an excellent pic, as are they all.

20th Jul 2006, 04:59

Mandy. says:

that last one is amazing. I love being able to see how their wings work. kudos on capturing the elusive 'bird in flight' shot!

20th Jul 2006, 05:33

paintist says:

fantastic shot of the pigeon! Wow!

20th Jul 2006, 05:37

JokerXL says:

Beauties Mat.

20th Jul 2006, 06:49

Steve says:

Love the bottom shot. Also like the term "Norfolk Jumbo"

20th Jul 2006, 08:28

seaneeboy says:

There's loads of woodpidgeon in norwich - we were down visitint the inlaws last weekend (hence the sandringham pics) and could hadly sleep for that who-hoooooo-ho,whrrr-whrr...

No mysteries how *They* ended up being shot and stuffed in pies, eh?

20th Jul 2006, 09:37

paintist says:

I have a tree out side my bedroom window which is used as nesting site and courtship area... aaargh the noise.... their call sounds like 'you...stupid...pigeon, you...stupid...pigeon' and it seems to go on all night !!!!.... (sorry ,rant over)

20th Jul 2006, 09:41

nige says:

the balloon shot does it for me. THE JUMBO! looks like you've spied it from behind a tree, mat. cool.

20th Jul 2006, 13:06

goode says:

Was bored so put photoshop to work!
The Pigeon

20th Jul 2006, 19:54

hildegard says:

Wonderful bunch of pics. :)

20th Jul 2006, 21:05

Euphro says:

This has the makings of a book, or a shared moblog. Fantastic pictures, mat!

20th Jul 2006, 21:07