Saturday, March 12, 2011

Evening Mourning Dove

Forty Feet in the air, sat a cooing Mourning Dove, first is out of the camera
Mourning Doves are so friendly and non agressive, a person or pet or predator can walk right up to them. The sound of thier cooing in early AM or early evening fills me with joy they like platforms or trees, not bird houses


2nd is a little touch up from Photoshop


What did the baby chick say when he saw his mother sitting on an orange ? 'Dad, dad, look what marma-laid' !


3rd is a little more touch up.
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A couple of pigeons made a date to meet on the ledge outside the tenth floor of a skyscraper. The female was there on time, but the male arrived an hour late. "Where were you? I was worried sick." "It was such nice day, I decided to walk."

17 comments:

DawnTreader said...

It almost looks like it was carved out of wood!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

In the early morning here I can lie in bed and just listen to the doves cooing. I just love that sound. Then, always in the early mornings, add the far faraway sound of a train going through downtown Mesa. I don't know what there is about the sound of a train whistle, but it's very comforting and very soothing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am waiting to hear that first Mourning Dove of spring.I love their gentleness.Great work with Photoshop.This program is a very good friend of mine.It helps me take better pictures.Wink,Wink.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures of the Mourning Doves, Sandra. We have them here --and I love to hear their cooing. All of our birds are singing like crazy today... It's 'mating time' in Tennessee... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

LC said...

Love them too, but they are hogs at our bird feeder. Your pix 1, 2 and 3 were like those puzzles in the paper. . . you know, find the differences. Thanks with enjoyable moments with nature, technology and laughs!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful effects you can do to the pictures. Sandie

Remington said...

Ha, Ha, Ha! You just knew I needed a smile today, didn't you? Great pics!

Stacey Dawn said...

Such pretty and sweet birds.... nice capture Sandra!

Ann said...

Lovely bird and yes they are a joy to see. Your touch ups are fabulous.

S. Etole said...

Such a peaceful looking bird. We rarely hear them here.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Great capture and Photo Editing, Sandra. I've been stalking my feeders and bird bath for a shot of the White Wing Dove...so far I'm getting Sparrows. The Dove are a bit skittish and I'm not fast enough to catch them...yet! But I will! In the meantime, I'm getting some pretty Sparrow Shots!

srp said...

I still haven't found enough time to really get into the photoshop yet. Hopefully soon.

Leontien said...

ohhh what did you do with the leaf picture???!!! I loved that picture and i kinda miss it!
Not that this one isn't good, i just liked the other one a LOT!

Leontien

Snapper II said...

Great blog. I love the header. Doves seem to have a peaceful look about them. They even sound mournful. If you've ever seen a doves nest you would be shocked. It is so flimsy. If you ever see one you can come back later and find eggs laying on the ground.

Madeline said...

The dove is beautiful. I love the cooing sound they make. Good post.

SquirrelQueen said...

Lovely shots of the mourning dove. I am starting to see them in this area again but they don't coo that much, more like a very loud owl sound.

Regina said...

I enjoyed these photos and have always loved that sound! It will forever remind me of my youth- through out my life actually. Hey, your header looks cool too! Enjoy your evening-