“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land” ( Song of Solomon 2:12)
The Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola), also known as the Cape Turtle Dove and the Half-Collared Dove, is a widespread and abundant bird in the bush, savannah, farmlands, and woodlands of southern and eastern Africa.
I took this shot in my garden in Gauteng, South Africa this morning.
PHOTOGRAPHY:Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
FEATURED in Wild Africa
4 October 2012.


cape, turtle dove, ringneck, bird, south africa, water, elizabeth kendall

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful capture Elizabeth and definitely a favourite! I just love the beautiful call of this dove and have it as a ringtone on my phone. (Which I vary with that of the Hadeda just to wake everybody up every now and then!) lol!

  • Lol!! I can see, I mean hear that!! Thanks so much Maree for the compliment and the fav, I so appreciate you!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

    Ahhhh, nou voel ek beter :-) Beautiful detail, love the eye and the complimentary bokeh.

  • Thanks so much dear Macky. Thanks for the fav too. A compliment for me!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 2 years ago

    Great shot! We have scads of these birds at our place…..love their sound. But they make a terrible racket when taking off after being spooked.

  • True!! Thanks so much for popping in Marsha…..enjoy yours! Thanks for the compliment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Sept 19 – 2 Images per day

  • Baie dankie Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 2 years ago

    4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeeee
    would make a nice Christmas painting (not that we want to rush that!!)
    love their cooing song

  • Oooh, I can see you busy painting….. thanks so much Sal! We won’t rush that….

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 2 years ago

    what a perfect portrait!

  • Thanks very much for the fav and kind comment Dave!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Work – Congratulations :)

  • Many thanks Robyn, I appreciate this feature!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Elizabeth, great feature!

  • Thanks so much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    ♥ JANUARY 9th, 2013
    Thank You For Participating!

  • Many thanks Mary!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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