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This graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove is common across the North American continent. Mourning Doves perch on tree branches or telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground. Their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments (listen below). Mourning Doves are the most frequently hunted species in North America, but outside my window…only with a camera!

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
(961 views on May 31, 2014)

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Though a great weed seed eater, the best part of having this bird around is the soft, musical cooing.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
― a headstone in Ireland

“When you lose someone, you get used to living day to day without them.
But you’ll never get used to the “10 second heartbreak.”
That’s the time it takes to wake to full consciousness each day
and remember…”
― Nina Guilbeau

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    ~Jade

  • – SummerJade

  • – SummerJade

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks, Larry! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • ♥☺♫

    – SummerJade

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Nice shot!

  • Thanks for your comment, Cindy! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor, POPs!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented hugs

  • Thank you, Bonita! I love the way these birds sound! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    Featured in Vibration in Art and Verse on Feb. 25, 2013

    Thank you so very much for this feature!! ☺♥♥

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture. Please read the requirements for A Meaningful Moment group by clicking HERE before resubmitting your image or submitting another image. Thanks

  • I did read and have just re-read the rules. To me, what counts with this bird is the sound. I loved seeing this bird SO CLOSE right outside my window! The only post processing was to lighten it a bit. I was able to take 3 (macro) shots, but the other 2 were more standard “bird” images. This one had “meaning” because I thought this pose was adorable! The reason I added a video was because I wanted to share that lovely musical sound which was mentioned. I guess “meaning” like “beauty” is very subjective. ☺☺☺

    – SummerJade

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago


    Congratulations!

  • Awesome! Thank you very much for this feature, it means a lot!! ♥♥♫

    – SummerJade

  • BigD
    BigDover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor and feature!! I really appreciate it!

    – SummerJade

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