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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX30IS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-11 7:23
Viewed: 3545
Points: 30
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Mourning Dove

Mourning doves are medium-sized passerines that average one foot in length and have an 18-inch wingspan. The tail accounts for about a third of the birdís length; the long pointed tail feathers are grayish with a thin black border and a white edge. The upper sides are more uniformly gray than the undersides and the wings have black spots on their outer portion. On the upper breast and neck there is a shiny pinkish spot, while the feet and legs are a reddish color. On the birdís small head, there is a bluish orbital ring; one folktale from the Southwest suggests that the birds paint their faces to attract a mate.

During lift-off, the wings produce a distinctive whistling sound and the birds flap vigorously to become airborne. In flight, they alternate between flapping and gliding and their rapid wingbeats and long tail enable them to navigate in tight places. But for all their speed and agility, mourning doves still fall prey to hawks and falcons and hunters in season. They are considered a game bird in many states.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-11 7:41]

Hi Jane
What a great shot of this lovely Mourning Dove!
Perfect details and colors!
Great blue sky!

hello Jane
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
very good pose in the tree
greeting lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-04-11 7:59]

Hola Jane: Muy buen acercamiento de esta hermosa paloma, buenos detalles de la especie, luz, color y fondo...saludos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-11 8:25]

Hello Jane,
A very nice capture of a Mourning Dove taken during what must have been your springtime.
The composition is perfect against the blue sky with the lateral POV showuing excellent details with nice sharpness and colours. I am surprised to note how narrow the bill is!
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi Jane,
really nice portrait. Amazing colours. I especially like this blue sky. Perfect sharpness and composition.
thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-11 10:03]

Hi Jane,
Time to relax!
Very good capture. Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

Hallo Jane,
a very beautiful picture of the Mourning Dove, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, very well done
Best regards

Ciao Jane, lovely Dove a beautiful blue sky, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-04-11 13:44]

Hello neighbor,
What a pretty image you have chosen for today. If I remember correctly you guys have an abundance of different types of doves in your state.
This particular bird seems to have posed just perfectly for you, allowing us to get a great look at it's beautiful earth toned plumage and delicate features.
Love the diagonal branch and wonderful detail in this fine shot. Great work!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-11 13:45]

Hello Jane,
Excellent photo of this Mourning Dove in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful clear colours, nice pose and a very good composition.

Hello Jane

Excellent and very beautiful close-up photo of
the Mourning Dove with fine POV, Arizona's beautiful
sky and light, great focus sharpness and details,
and the cacth-light that render the more beautiful,



Hi Jane,

an very nice image made by you.
It's a long time ago.
Good of sharpness, pov and dof.
Fine colors.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-11 23:42]

Hello Jane.
Very nice shot of this lovely Mourning dove, excellent sharpness very good details, nice light, lovely background and great pose.Best regards Siggi

Wonder why they call this beauty as 'Mourning Dove', fine portrait with good colors, wish the tail too included fully. tfs.

Hallo Jane
Everything in this image is really beautiful, but to me the colours is especially pretty. The image looks as if it is cleanly washed and hunged out on a bright sunny day. Your photography here is magic, as all display so beautifully. Thanks for sharing, and it was good to see you around again. Best regards.

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