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Perfect Beginning - Mother & Child - African Collared Dove - NZ by AndreaEL

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African Collard Dove Nesting in the Gore Gardens Southland here babies will arrive at the beginning of 2011 to start their feathered lives. The African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) is native to Africa, specifically from the arid region south of the Sahara. Its range extends in a band right across the continent, and into southern Arabia. Although it lives in arid lands, it is found around water sources. It is reported to have been introduced into New Zealand, but it is more likely that the birds there are descended from domestic Barbary Doves.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Jan. 2011
Translation by Louise De Masi – What a beautiful interpretation by this young talented artist who has a special gift and a brilliant eye for detail. Thank you Louise your work is beautiful. September 2011

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous find and capture.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Bunny, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    This is so warming to the heart!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Pamela, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful, such a tender moment

  • Thanks Lynn for your lovely comment, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Andrea, this is such a beautiful image. Bravo!!

  • Thanks Tibby for your lovely comment, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 4 years ago

    so very beautiful:)

  • Thanks Catherine for your lovely comment, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!!

  • Thanks Colin, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    A very beautiful and touching shot! Love it!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Dot, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66about 4 years ago

    Very Beautiful bird, She is a good mom to look after her eggs.
    here it is still winter and cold, in 2 months our birds will
    breed and lay eggs, I love spring time.!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Tracy, always appreciated. I look forward to your spring time shots in a few months.

    – AndreaEL

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful, tender image Andrea!!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Meg, always appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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