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When looking at this photo the first thing the viewer gets attracted by is the great pose of the dove. The way it hold its body and folds its feathers - most possibly to clean them - is very photogenic. You definitely observed the bird well, looking for the right angle and waiting for the best moment when the bird watches you for an instant. That is particularly important, as I increases the contact with the viewer, which has added to the impact of the overall image. Without the branch in the back the composition would have been even better.
But technically, this photo could use some considerable improvement. First, the focus should have been put on the eyes in staid of the on plumage. When any model, animal or person, looks towards the camera to make contact with the viewer, the focus should be on the eyes almost anytime. It now gives the impression that the photo is out of focus, even if the focus is in the frame. Not focusing on the eyes could be a deliberate creative decision, but here the eye contact is what makes this image striking.
Secondly, the colors look oversaturated. My guess is that the original image was too dark and when boosting the lightness/contrast the colors became oversaturated and a lot of detail was lost, especially in the midtones. Try to expose the original image better - in bad light conditions one solution is to work with a monopod or a tripod and a somewhat longer exposure, yet not too long so the movements of the bird don't get blurred.
Nevertheless, this images does have a good impact and proves you have the vision to photograph birds. Good luck with your future work!
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:iconprancingdeer722:
prancingdeer722 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Photographer
wow just stunning!  I always love the subtle beauty of mourning doves
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   General Artist
What a beautiful picture of a dove! Great capture, perfect focus!
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:iconnicole-marie-walker:
Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:icontijonwolfsmajestys:
TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning work :)
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:iconuiizaelic:
UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional
WOW!!! Beautiful! Perfect timing with the camera! I love the display of feathers!
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:iconbazardelanature:
BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot :)
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:iconjennalynnrichards:
jennalynnrichards Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture. Great detail in the wings.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Omg, superb
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:iconvonburgherstein:
Vonburgherstein Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Beautiful Shot, nice capture.
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:icontgwttn:
tgwttn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW this is a seriously awesome picture :O
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
splendid shot
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:iconsootyalbatross:
sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
great shot :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Such a beautiful tail. Great capture!
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice photo =D
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:iconjac888:
Jac888 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice :)
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:icongee231205:
gee231205 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The way that the dove has its feathers spread into such a shape is really nice and makes for an interesting pose for the shot. Also the brown colour of the main plumage makes for a nice contrast to the green of the background.
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EvyWolf133 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic shot!
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:iconmadame0hearts:
Madame0Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is that a dove,sure does have beautiful colors :D
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:iconclippercarrillo:
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes, the bird is a mourning dove.
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:iconchristineisdead:
ChristineIsDEAD Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Yes yes I'm busy looking
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:iconmutequacky:
mutequacky Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Hi! You have been featured in my journal! Have a great day!
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:icongeekowl:
GeekOwl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool pigeon and very nice picture
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:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Very pretty.
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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:iconeternal-dawn17:
Eternal-Dawn17 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I LOVE IT SOOO MUCH IT'S SO CUUTE <3
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice shot :)

The bird's giving a 'Sitting pretty' look :)
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:iconjulieblog:
julieblog Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
this is a beauty! Praise God!

Thanks Clippercarrillo for sharing.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
WOW wonderful image
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:iconhanafa732:
HanaFa732 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a lot of mourning doves in my neighborhood. They are really beautiful creatures but I never realized that their dull brown hides a remarkable blue. It's such a stunning sight.
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:iconthewhitedevilgoddess:
TheWhiteDevilGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:'D turkey dove?
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:iconhanafa732:
HanaFa732 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Close, its a morning dove. These birds are really common northeast America.
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:iconpiglet365:
piglet365 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconmaddlouise:
MaddLouise Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The aqua blue around the eye is amazing. Nice job catching the pose :thumbsup:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Since when did doves take up flamenco dancing??
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:iconmilenkadelic:
milenkadelic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful.
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:iconmitazu08:
mitazu08 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really beautiful..the lightning and composition are just perfect! :clap:
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