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|
|It's time to go by Gerard Beullac|
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|Nature's Balance by Domenick Creaco|
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