31 December 2012

Common Wood Pigeons (Columba palumbus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

In the evening, thousands of Common Wood Pigeons gather in dormitories where they spend the night. This happens during autumn and winter, especially in the vast areas of meadows with Cork and Holly Oaks. They provide great shows of shadows on a worm background, allowing for rather unusual photographical options.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 200, 1/10, f8