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Mourning Dove (Male) Juvenile

Mourning Dove (Male) Juvenile
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 20:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It seems like forever since I've had the time to take any photos, but I managed to sneak my camera out this evening and captured a few bird images.

These peaceful and timid doves visit our backyard every day. They make a soft mournful cooing call and while inflight their wings produce a whistling sound.

The Mourning Dove is plentiful throughout most of rural America and their numbers have increased with the practice of cutting forest.

In many states it is hunted as a game bird, but in others it is protected as a song bird. The young are fed pigeon milk by their parents, which is regurgitated partially digested food.

For more info on this bird click here

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Hello Ron-Beautiful Dove.I have seen this species in KNP.Very well captured.I can see a beautiful redish light on Dove and its looking beautiful.A dot of fire on eye made it attractive too.Splendid plumage with good details.Attractive composition too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Ron, lovely dove in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

simple and so beautiful, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-30 0:42]

Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo in splendid light and beautiful colours. Great sharpness, details and DOF with this nice blue sky in the background.

hallo Ron
super good sharpness composition wuth nice BG and beautiful colours
i like this pose
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ron
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鴿子 也很清晰
神態很自然 ㄧ種溫馨的畫面
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hi Ron,only the sky in background and this makes the difference! Truly beautiful and essential this capture,the colors and the detail of this dove are fantastic,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron

Great shot of the Mourning Dove, with a very beautiful light,
helping to obtain great focus, sharpness, and details,
of the bird's plumage, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-30 9:16]

Hi Ron,
Amazing colors,very good composition and excellent focus. Fantastic contrast against the background. Very sweet and nice photo
Regards Jiri.

What a beauty. The best part of this pic is its composition. Lovely.

Hi Ron. Very good side portrait with nice lighting. You're right the wings do kind of whistle when they fly. We have lots of them here in Sudbury. They first appeared about 30 years ago here when the climate started to change for the warmer. You captured this one beautifully showing their blue eyeshadow. You were lucky to get one to pose for you. LOL I very rarely get the opportunity. TFS Trevor

Hello Ron,
I can only say WOW!!!
This is a MALE dove; I just returned from the Penticton area in B.C. Canada and I did see a FEMALE seated on a cable wire.
I'll post it some day.
This your presentation is sight for sore eyes!!!
Best and most kind regards from Calgary, Alberta, Canada,

Hello Ron,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Incredible sharp details. Great capture of a lovely bird specie.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ron,
Nice image,taken from the best PoV and excellent sharp details.
Best regards.....Joy

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-04 13:07]

Excelent picture Ron! Great sharpness, color, light, background and composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

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