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White Winged Doves

White Winged Doves
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-19
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 10:43
Viewed: 2469
Points: 26
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Family: Columbidae, Pigeons and Doves view all from this family

Description 12" (30 cm). A brownish-gray dove with blackish wings that have a broad diagonal white bar; rounded tail has whitish corners noticeable in flight.

Habitat Open country with dense thickets of shrubs and low trees; also in suburban and agricultural areas.

Nesting 2 cream-buff eggs in a frail platform of loose twigs in low bushes.

Range Breeds in southwestern United States and southern Texas. Winters south of United States; small numbers on Gulf Coast east to Florida. Also in American tropics.

Voice Drawn out hooo-hooo-ho-hooo or who-cooks-for-you.

Many northern species of pigeons and doves are seed eaters, but tropical species feed primarily on fruit. The White-winged Dove enjoys both: In the desert its main seasonal food is the fruit of cacti; elsewhere it supplements its seed diet with berries. In some areas, these doves nest in huge colonies covering many acres. When the birds rise, flashing their conspicuous white wing patches, they are a handsome sight.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-28 10:47]

Hi Jane. What a good shot. great compostion and POV. with good light and warm colours. They look like book ends. good eye contact. Well done TFS.

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  • Cori Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 18] (78)
  • [2007-04-28 11:12]

Ha, love the way they are looking away from each other - I'll bet they mate for life, too?

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-28 11:27]

Hello Jane,
This bow-shaped bar seems to be a photography perch for several of your subjects! Perhaps you attract them by feeding nearby.
Nice capture of a pair of White-winged Doves: sharp with nice light management and fine mottled neutal BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Pretty image. It's like they're thinking "you watch that cat, I'll watch this one"...LOL
Nice clarity.

They look like twins, well taken.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-04-28 11:49]

Hello Jane, this doves are so common I see them all the time, they are cute, you got a nice pair here..I really like the POV

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-28 12:11]

pose is very nice but the image looks oversharpened and the colors seem pretty harsh.

Well composed shot, Jane.
The birds presented an interesting formation atop a circular perch and you made the best of it.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 13:30]

Hello Jane,
Well-timed capture of these two turning away from each other! Quite funny and I suppose your next shot will be them looking at each other? I like the sharp focus on their eyes and the colours are beautiful.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-28 14:05]

This is a Beautiful photograph, very well done! I love the colours, your sharpness and detail are wonderful! Excellent POV and pose. PERFECT! Thank you for sharing, take care

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-28 21:52]

Hello Jane

Super capture.The composition has great symmetry and the doves are well focused with excellent details.Nicely done.TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-28 22:19]

Hi Jane,
Must be married, great composition, colors and details Jane, thanks for sharing.

Hello Jane, :)!!!!

What is this happy hour? Great two for one shot! Love the detail and the pose couldn't be any better!!!! Beautifully captured, thank you so much for sharing!


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