Crested Pidgeon - M5 Mkii + 40-150mm + X1.4 tc.
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This morning, down by One Mile Creek, a lone Crested Pigeon was fossicking about in the bracken when I came along.
As I drew closer it seemed unperturbed by my presence, kept pecking away at whatever grubs lay beneath the dry leaves.
Pigeons in general are pretty soft targets for photographers, they tend to be more trusting than others, so I kept it in frame
until it settled under a shrub. I followed to within less than three metres. It knew that I was a friendly photographer and posed for a portrait.


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Mark, that is one wonderful capture. Perfect focus on the eye and great composing.
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A superb shot Mark.
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Hi Mike, thanks for the feedback. You have probably had such lucky breaks yourself as I did with this bird. I could hardly believe that it allowed me so close without a trace of anxiety. I almost felt in rapport with it.

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