Wood Pigeon

New Zealand pigeons are commonly called wood pigeons but are not the same as the Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), which is a member of a different genus. The New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) named Kereru by the Maori, grows to some 51 centimetres (20 in) in length and 650 grams (23 oz) in weight. This is one of the many in the Pohangina Valley of New Zealand’s Manawatu region – taken from our bathroom window!
Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
ISO 200, 170mm, f/2.8, 1/640 seconds exposure in Aperture Priority Mode. Auto focus, hand held with VR on-normal.
Sharpening, light and colour adjustments in Lightroom 3.

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