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Urban Doves

Urban Doves
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Copyright: Bill Evans (bojoku_66) (17)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-07-31 6:30
Viewed: 7989
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As a satellite communications engineer, I install, maintain or repair small-to-large, parabolic antennas and associated electronics. In this case, we were working on a 3.8 meter dish which happened to become the nesting site for a mourning dove.

In this picture, a pair of fledgeling doves nestle together in a bed of twigs, wire and plastic cable ties, built on the steel framework on the back of the antenna. All the while we were working, momma dove sat anxiously by on the TV antenna of a nearby building. A perfect example of nature survivng in "civilization".

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To gerhardt: Thanks & Questionbojoku_66 2 08-12 17:39
To Cathe: Nature finds a waybojoku_66 1 08-08 14:56
To Robbrown: Thank youbojoku_66 1 08-01 05:32
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A little dark but nether the less Bill its a intresting picture, thank you for sharing

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  • Cat Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-31 21:35]
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Isn't it just amazing, nature always finds a way. The nest is captivating for me. The items used to build it. Shows the determination of the mother dove to give her young a home... Beautiful story Bill.

Thanks for teaching us another lesson regarding Iraq. And, thank you for being open to this type of scene.

Stay safe.

Very nice moment captured here. I love the initiative animals take when confronted with problems and you portray that here. Bit more light as Rob said, but the moment is what counts here. Thanx fro sharing.

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  • Zedelf (20)
  • [2004-10-13 6:24]

Hi Bill,
You say :" A perfect example of nature surviving in civilization", i'd prefer : "A perfect example of nature surviving in human's chaos & idiocy".
I saw your different works in T.E., wich are very intructive, but I think that your regards on T.N. are more "full of hope".
I hope that irakian people could live in peace at least. I don't know the reasons why you are in Iraq, if you're there for kill or help people, but try to stay safe.
Amitiés, Jérôme.

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