Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wild Bird Wednesday: Doves In Motion

Three little doves perched on the feeder......

According to the Internet site All About Birds, the Mourning Dove is a graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent. Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground. Hmmm....maybe I should have a talk with the ones that live in my backyard. It makes no difference how much seed we leave on the ground this is how we see them more often.
One flew away then there were two.

Last Monday I sat watching them fly up and down from the feeder. I decided to see if I could get any in flight. For new readers please know I shoot through my double paned sunroom window so sharpness is an issue. Once I saw in my viewfinder I had caught this one in flight I kept shooting. The following images were some of my better captures.

Making a left turn for a landing.


Coming in for a landing.


If I'm angelic looking enough maybe they won't mind my company.
Suspended in air....

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21 comments:

diane b said...

Fantastic motion shots. Well done and the doves are cute too and an interesting colour.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely!! That one really does look like an angel landing. Too bad that they like the feeder better! We used to have quite a crop of sunflowers growing from spilled seeds under our bird feeders (in Oregon)...I always wanted ground feeders, but they were rare.

(BTW, I really appreciate your comments too!)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures of the doves, Carletta... I had a Mourning Dove at my feeders this week. I seldom get them in flight though. You did great with that.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gary said...

I always like these guys Carlette!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

I can't think of anything more fun or challenging than getting Bird in flight captures. These angelic poses will have you hooked for life. Wonderful shots Carletta!

George said...

You got some wonderful motion shots. Very well done.

holdingmoments said...

Great action shots. Not easy to capture.

mick said...

Great flight photos. Nice the birds are there often - it gives lots of opportunity to get the perfect photo!

Pat said...

What a nice series of MoDo shots - I know it took a lot of patience to get those good flight shots! I love to hear these sweet birds calling to each other.

Andrew said...

A lovely series of images.
You have a really beautiful little Dove and your flight shots are very well captured. Thanks for sharing.

joo said...

Doves are so pretty, and your motion photos are superb!

Sondra said...

Terrific shots of the dove--great action!!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, your flight shots look wonderful. You did well taking the photos thru the window.

Gary Orona said...

WOndeful shots! So beautiful. What more can I say?

Mimi said...

Wow! Fabulous shots!
I'd never have known they were taken through a window.

Rose said...

I never see the doves on the feeders here...wonder what the difference is??

Bill S. said...

Catching birds in flight at the feeders is hard. You did a masterful job. Great post.

Amila said...

Hi Carletta,You've done it perfectly well,I absolutely love all these photos!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Great click...!

Arija said...

Beautiful flight shots.

Nicole said...

Wonderful captures!
I especially love the last one!