Mourning Dove

Taken yesterday around 7 am with nice light. By 8:30 the light was really harsh.


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A very nice portrait of the dove, David, with excellent plumage detail. On my monitor it’s looking a little darker than I usually think of them. The head turn and pose a excellent.

I’ve always thought doves more beautiful than people give them credit for. Great flyers, too. This one looks as if its in process of molting a little. The blue rings around the eyes are well defined here and you’ve got a tiny catchlight. Terrific feather detail and light to die for. A stunner. Keep up the good work.