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Copyright: Mohamad Ali Banaei (banaei_nikon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 191 W: 70 N: 95] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC F-828, 28-200 mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/39 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-16 3:02
Viewed: 3442
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mourning Dove is found throughout California. It is found in the desert in the summer (not in winter). These birds are probably able to survive the deserts in summer because they spend most of their time on the ground where the temperatures are cooler and they are protected from the harsh desert winds. They move out of higher elevations in winter as snow prevents them from foraging on the ground.
- The Mourning Dove prefers areas with bare ground between their favorite herbs. They like to be able to see predators and it is easier to find seeds on bare ground
- Overview
Distinctive with its buffy-pink plumage and black neck collar, it is usually seen singly or in pairs, although flocks may form where food is plentiful. It feeds on the ground but readily perches on roofs and wires. After rapidly spreading across Europe in the early half of the 20th century, the collared dove is now one of our most common birds and its monotonous cooing is a familiar sound.

Data : 2006/10/16
Time : 09 : 10

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To foozi: Thanksbanaei_nikon 1 11-25 05:40
To Silvio2006: Hi silviobanaei_nikon 1 10-22 22:35
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Hi Mohamad,
Streptopelia senegalensis

Hi Mohamad, welcome on TN, lovely little bird with good details and splendid autumnal BG, mey be better with more sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • mistic (11)
  • [2008-10-25 11:52]

hello mohamad,
supebe photo de cet oiseau, la palette de couleurs automnale de l'arbre est superbe aussi
continue comme cela

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-25 5:30]
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Salam Mohamad,
the tree is very beautiful and the bird is equally so.
Sharper image of the bird would make it more captivating and exciting.
anyway it is still pleasant shot.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-01 20:07]

Hello Mohamad,
I didn't know there were Mourning Doves in Iran, they do well
in the desert as we also have them here in Arizona.. Great shot
my friend!


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