Soaking up the Sun

Soaking up the Sun

A feral Pigeon takes some time out from the usual Pigeon-related activities of strutting, cooing and scratting to indulge in a spot of sunbathing on a bed of fluffed green grass. Although most of the feathers on this bird are a combination of greys, slate and charcoals, it is the light sparkling on the Pigeon’s cinnabar eye and puffed iridescent breast that adds just enough colour to make us appreciate such a common bird’s beauty.

*Shot using a Panasonic Lumix FZ18 8MP bridge camera with settings at ISO-100, lens set at 83mm, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds*

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