This pair of young Ring Necked Doves are frequent visitors to our garden – they have become so used to us that they will feed from our hands.
They definitely are a pair as we have caught them ’ at it ’ occasionally !
So, will we hear in the not too distant future, the patter of tiny claws ?

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 100mm, 100X 300 lens, 1/125, f/8, iso1250, Manual.
From a single RAW lmage.


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    How lovely, we get them too but not as tame xx

  • Thank you Lynn – I think so many people up this way feed them that they have lost their fear of humans.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    We had a pair of collared doves last spring then one of them vanished. Think the local cats must have got it. The remaining one still comes occasionally but not tamed. Nice shot mate. I didn’t have you down as a bird voyeur though????

  • That’s such a shame Colin – we had that problem too until the people next door moved away and then all the birds came back ! Seriously, I have always loved birds, any type of bird……..!

    – Roy Massicks

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Lovely light and capture Roy ~ they are beautiful birds :)

  • Thank you Susie – they do seem to be very nice natured !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 2 years ago


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  • Thank you so much Laura – I do appreciate the feature.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!

  • Thank you kindly Albert – they are such gentle birds. I have a nesting box under the house which I may drag out and put into a tree – see if they use it.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    So very beautiful & creative artwork:) ..I love your idea; keep going on…
    However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
    Don’t worry, be happy; life is too short to being sorry…
    Take care


  • Thank you so much Sunny for your lovely comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 1 year ago

    awwww – too cute!!

  • So pleased you like it Margaret – thank you for your interest ! Unfortunately, one of these two birds was killed by a car, outside our house a couple of weeks later !

    – Roy Massicks

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