Pigeon in the pink ~ Columba livia

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The rock dove is the wild ancestor of domestic pigeons the world over, domesticated originally to provide food. Feral pigeons come in all shades, some bluer, others blacker - some are pale grey with darker chequered markings, others an unusual shade of dull brick-red or cinnamon-brown, and still others can be or less white while others look exactly like wild rock doves. In urban areas where the numbers are allowed to increase they can become pests

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Comments (4)

Nick Weall on June 16, 2013

Steve Drury ~ Thanks for the gentle correction Steve ~ I've wiped off the mis-information now :))) ~ Thanks for another like ~ All the best ~ nick

Nick Weall on June 16, 2013

Steve Drury, More thanks Steve ~ the dove is now rocking :)))

janamare26 on June 19, 2013

Beautiful photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Nick Weall on June 19, 2013

janamare26, ~ Hello Mirjana and thanks for your kind visit, compliment and like ~ Best wishes to you too ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 15, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 12:26:37
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/4000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO280
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash