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a Nicobar pigeon in New York City’s Central Park Zoo
January 9, 2015

Flashy Feathers

"One of my favorite places to photograph exotic birds is in New York's zoo in Central Park," says Your Shot community member Ivan Lesica, who took this photo. "On a high branch in a bright spot with a deep shadow behind it, I noticed a beautiful [Nicobar] pigeon, one of my favorite birds in the zoo. I knew that the bird's glorious colors would 'explode' if the bird would slightly move its wings. Waiting for the right moment was the name of the game. I did not have to wait long. The bird decided to stretch its wings, and I was fortunate enough to be there to capture it."

Lesica's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Ivan Lesica, National Geographic Your Shot
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