Mourning Dove Preening

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJuly 18, 2017
TakenJuly 18, 2017
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length179.2 mm
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"Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4: 3 "

The Mourning Dove came back again today to the feeder and here he is preening himself on a branch after he got through eating ....We were gone for awhile this afternoon and when we got back we saw that he had brought a mate with him but they left before I could shoot a picture of them together.

5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (19 Jul 2017):

    a great pose!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Jul 2017):

    If you stare at this long enough one starts to see a new and strange breed of bird--in the head area

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Jul 2017):

    Thanks for the comments! What I mainly noticed James is how the feathers reminded me
    of the opening of a flower...and was happy that I caught this on my late mother's birthday
    yesterday on the 18th,. Now I see what you mean about the head area...It looks almost like
    an elephant bird with a trunk!:) Awesome how nature opens our eyes.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (19 Jul 2017):

    So tranquil and beautiful! I just love this pose of contentment as he preens.. and I see that 'other bird', too. One of those incredible captures, Andrea!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (20 Jul 2017):

    Beautiful color and the preening is just fantastic to it!

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