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Dear Jon,

Hope all is well and thank you for entering the awards.

Just letting you know your picture of the puffed up wood pigeon in
the garden category has been selected to be in the forthcoming book.

Full details to be sent later in September 2010

All best

Maggie Gowan

BWPA (British Wildlife Photography Awards)

Straight from camera ! …….

Cute puffed up wood pigeon taken at Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Wood pigeons are large and portly grey birds, with a white band across the wings, white patch at the side of the neck and a dark band on the tail. They have a pinkish brown neck and upper breast.

Wood pigeons inhabit a variety of habitats, particularly wooded country, farmland, parks and gardens

Their call sounds like coo-coo-coo, coo-coo

Spring blossom on trees ……..

Work has been featured in the Blooming Trees group, Aug 20, 2010.


  • KMorral
    KMorralalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely shot through the blossom! I guess if he’s trying to keep warm, it must have been a chilly day!

  • missrachel1
    missrachel1almost 7 years ago

    Oh my you are tooo gorgeous for words!

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 7 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous shot, and a pretty little bird too…..

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 7 years ago

    oh my….he’s adorable all fluffy and such :o)

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 7 years ago

    great image, love the angle !

  • Sue Ellen Thompson
    Sue Ellen Thom...almost 7 years ago

    Great catch and the flowers around the bird compliments it well.

  • Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)
    Tanya Varga (f...almost 7 years ago

    Oh I love this picture. The pigeon is so cute, what a great shot :)

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartalmost 7 years ago

    A most adorable creature, indeed. Her beauty and that of the blossom together is an exquisite moment captured.

  • Dave Sandersfeld
    Dave Sandersfeldalmost 7 years ago

    We need more photos like this exquisite one; so people realize these wild pigeons deserve to stay around! very well done capture and timing. Frankly I do not know the ecology of this species and I have to look deeper myself! Well done

  • Glitter
    Glitterover 6 years ago

    absolutely adorable!!!
    very nice photo!
    Love the softness of the colours!

  • :

    – jdmphotography

  • You sold a canvas print of “Cute and puffed up wood pigeon”

    – jdmphotography

  • Work has been featured in the Blooming Trees group, Aug 20, 2010.

    – jdmphotography

  • “Cute puffed up wood pigeon” was featured in ! Inspired Art ! June 11, 2011

    – jdmphotography

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