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Mourning Dove in Pine Tree
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Mourning Dove in Pine Tree
Mourning doves were not common in Nova Scotia until a few years ago. I wanted to photo one in flight because of the near-white pattern on the tail feathers. Doves are very skitish, timid birds. The beep of the auto-focus seemed to interest the bird. I kept my face hidden behind the camera, moving close, taking photos so the beep would keep repeating. This worked until I lowered my vision to check my footing on the steep downhill grade. The second I did, the bird was gone.
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Captured: Sep 10, 2013
Uploaded: Sep 12, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 800
Exposure comp.: +2.30
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