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Hamilton Zoo #8

Posted by
Philnz (Ngatea, New Zealand) on 21 July 2016 in Animal & Insect.

There are two species of native pigeon: the New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) known to the Maori as kererū, or in Northland as kūkū or kūkupa; and the Chatham Islands pigeon (Hemiphaga chathamensis) or parea. A kereu. It is forbidden to hunt them.

NIKON D7100 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 320 270 mm

Photos tagged New Zealand by aminus3 photographers

Devi from Chennai, India

Great image ! The eye looks like a ruby !!!!

21 Jul 2016 6:16am

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland


21 Jul 2016 7:46am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

super cool

21 Jul 2016 9:45am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & bokeh!
Lovely pigeon!

21 Jul 2016 11:10am

@omid: Thank you

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I did not know there were 2 types of them. You learn something new everyday:)

21 Jul 2016 6:00pm

@kiwisa: Never to old to learn, not that you are Frances

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice use of DoF to separate the bird from the busy background.

22 Jul 2016 2:25am

@Harry: Thank you Harry

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien avec cette arrière

22 Jul 2016 6:49am

1/30 second
ISO 320
270 mm