Saturday, July 26, 2008

Camera Critters #16


Camera Critters

I'm not always able to do CAMERA CRITTERS because I don't always have critters to post about.

But today I have a critter. So I hope Misty doesn't mind.




We have many mourning doves where I live but they don't often stay still for me to capture. This dove was cooing and that's what made me look up to see her on the telephone wire. I never expected to capture this almost perfect shot with my Point and Shoot 7.1 mpxl Canon on zoom.

Other Camera Critters are here

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13 comments:

Gene Bach said...

Years ago, when I was a kid, I learned to call mourning doves with my voice. I would sit under a tree catfishing and call them in right above me. Always wondered what they thought once they found out it was me. LOL!

Maddy said...

Not seen the critters before.

Good for you!
Cheers

Putz said...

did you know that lately that is all that is coming to my back yard, all my finches have gone for better stuff, but my morning doves give me a look see each and every morning

June said...

A very nice shot indeed! I've found these doves travel in pairs with their mate. Did he have one?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Mourning doves live in the cedars in my backyard too. They must be city dwellers as well as country folk. ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

I love these gentle birds, Mary. I have seen less of them in the past few years, though.

Patti said...

Wonderful shot, Mary!

I also believe they hang in pairs. Was this one all alone?

Dina said...

Hey, that's a great shot of the underside. You see her little feet gripping the wire so clearly. I like it!
You can start hunting for next Sunday's Camera Critter!

storyteller said...

This is a wonderful ‘capture’ … I see the morning doves on the wires, but by the time I get my camera … they’ve moved on.
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

Great shot for Camera Critters!

I have mourning doves under my birdfeeder as I type.

Desert Songbird said...

Birds ARE very hard to capture on "film." Great job!

Mo said...

Mourning doves are one of my favorite native songbirds.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh... she's beautiful! There is something about doves that causes me to just stare and appreciate their beauty.