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Pondering. by Ozzkat Pondering. by Ozzkat
Another photograph of the beautiful Victoria crowned pigeon and an image I am most proud of! :la:  Kodak, I am pleased with your spontaneous decision to make a nice depth-of-field. <3
Another picture from the bird park, and one I really like! :>  This guy, like Ike the Abyssinian hornbill (see previous upload), wasn't too cautious with humans and didn't mind coming up to the fence, but wasn't too fond of actual contact, although he tolerated my brief petting (such soft feathers!).  These are one of the most entrancing birds I have ever seen with their marvelous coloration and crest, so you can imagine that I hung around its exhibit for a while, just watching in awe!

Victoria crowned pigeons are very large pigeons that inhabit New Guinea and are named after Queen Victoria (a very distant relative of mine, actually).  They are social, omnivorous (they eat invertebrates in addition to fruits and foliage) birds with a plethora of interesting facts; I highly advise doing some research on these guys!  As much as I'd love to share, I'm too damned lazy to type it all up, ha ha...
To my knowledge, this specimen is a male; I couldn't find much info, but I believe the males are blue, and the females are more grayish in tone.


Thank you so much for checking this out, and feedback/constructive critique is always welcomed! :hug:


© Photograph taken by Ozzkat.
     :bulletblue: Taken using Kodak EasyShare
          Point Right Taken at Sylvan Heights Bird Park, NC
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Ashlynper Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one gorgeous bird
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
He is, isn't he?  He was such a sweetheart.  Thanks for the comment, by the way. <3
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Aiko-Akita Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, lovely! c: :heart:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Outstanding close-up!  What a lovely pigeon.  Those crest feathers are so intricate!
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so very much, Willem!  It's a huge compliment from such a brilliant artist! :)
And indeed!  They're so gorgeous.
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MalphLink Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
good picture
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Malph! :D  Very pleased to hear you like it. <3
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hansstellingsma Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is amazing work :) 
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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! ^^  I highly appreciate the feedback. (:
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