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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-12-03 7:59
Viewed: 2167
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
ONE YEAR BACK, on this day, i started posting here on TN.

it was a 'Spotted Dove' from my country, India. and after one year, here's another Dove.. a Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), that i found at the beautiful Davies Manor Plantation, near to Memphis.

that photograph, my first post, was also my 'first' shot using my present companion, my Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. i just had got this cam then. so new and so thrilling :)
it was also an absolutely unedited photograph (except the text).. old memories, old me.. don't know how time has passed by.. with Nature and so many nature-lovers here. good!

Mourning Doves are named so due to "their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. when taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying."
i heard about that, but still couldn't believe my ears when i got to experience in real. usually, they do not call all the time. so, though i had been them for some time, i was not experienced with that sound! God! 'mourning', indeed.

"Mourning Doves tend to feed busily on the ground, swallowing seeds and storing them in an enlargement of the esophagus called the crop. once they’ve filled it (the record is 17,200 bluegrass seeds in a single crop!), they can fly to a safe perch to digest the meal."
i saw them in both the ways :)

"Mourning Doves fly fast on powerful wingbeats, sometimes making sudden ascents, descents, and dodges, their pointed tails stretching behind them."
true. i noticed that while i was roaming around in my 'treasure island' :)

Range: North America. basically.

information courtesy: All About Birds

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Hello Rubi
Wonderful picture of this dove.Excellent composition,lovely pose and eye contact,wonderful colours and great details.The BG distracts me a little.
Thank You.
have a good week!
Kind regards

hallo Ruby
Congratulation with your first year one TN
and many time with a special picture '
also today
this is a very nice composition of this dove with good details and beautiful colours
thanks ruby go faither
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-03 9:48]

Hello Ruby,
Excellent photo of this Mourning Dove. Fine sharpness and very beautiful natural colours. Great pose and composition.
A fantastic photo to celebrate this milestone, congratulations! (Tomorrow I'm six years on TN.)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-03 15:37]

Hi Ruby,magnificent capture whit a great choice of point of view and beautiful details and colors,excellent exposure too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-03 18:57]
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Hello Ruby, and Congratulations!! on your one year anniversary here on TN.
I must say you have photographed this pretty little dove wonderfully. Love the natural habitat and relaxed pose of this beautiful bird. Great eye contact with well saturated, yet natural colors.
Doves are such peaceful birds and always a pleasure to view. I actually saw quite a few this afternoon on my drive home from work, they were resting on power lines. TFS.

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