Mourning Dove

Posted by Elaine Hancock (Rockville, United States) on 2 August 2015 in Animal & Insect.

Also known as the turtle dove, they are common across the entire U.S.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2015 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe prise au télé

2 Aug 2015 6:38am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooo.... magnifique.
Beau rendu sur ce bleu immaculé.)

2 Aug 2015 8:16am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)
very nice portrait
with beautiful focus, details, colors & lights!

2 Aug 2015 9:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a nice bird portrait. looks quite similar to the wood pigeons who plague our garden and leave their copious droppings here there and everywhere. I have resorted to blasting them with a BB gun. It doesn't actually hurt them but it sure gives them a shock :)

2 Aug 2015 9:47am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo!!

2 Aug 2015 10:39am

Devi from Chennai, India

Magnificent capture ! Great clarity:)

2 Aug 2015 11:11am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un beau portrait sur fond de ciel bleu pur !

2 Aug 2015 12:37pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a beauty. I love to hear them.

2 Aug 2015 1:27pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

I like how this shot of the dove shows how he/she is keeping an eye on the camera person. Well done.

2 Aug 2015 4:43pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

Wonderful Elaine..!

2 Aug 2015 5:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a lovely close up against the blue sky. I find the eye captivating

2 Aug 2015 5:42pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A great portrait of this beautiful dove !

2 Aug 2015 7:43pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

I have tried so many times to photograph a dove but to no avail.... they are so skittish. This is a wonderful close-up showing the beautiful feathers ... to me they have a matronly kind of stance. I love the coo cooing sound they make too. Excellent!

2 Aug 2015 8:22pm


Nikon COOLPIX P600
1/250 second
ISO 110
1320 mm (35mm equiv.)

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