Antelope Island Mourning Dove Close Up

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Mourning Dove close upMourning Dove close up – Nikon D810, f8, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Wow, March is over and it is the first of April already. Spring migration is occurring and the days are getting longer.

I’m keeping my daily post simple today, as simple as a Mourning Dove close up I photographed on Antelope Island last spring taken while it moved through the dew laden grasses. I was delighted to get a close up photo because these doves are normally very skittish and fly away almost immediately.

Mourning Doves are not flashy birds, they aren’t loud and they aren’t as fascinating to some people as raptors are but they are beautiful to me and I love hearing their soft calls.

Life is good.



  1. Mia McPherson April 3, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I’m happy you all enjoyed this post, thank you for your comments.

  2. Nancy Colllins April 2, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Love it too!

  3. Elephants Child April 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Love that soft irridescence.

  4. Margot Rawlins April 1, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Their call is a welcome harbinger of Spring and this lovely photo reflects that calm and peace.

  5. David Wilde April 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for your art I follow every day and there is something calming and peaceful I find in mourning doves. Keep up the good work. DW

  6. Patty Chadwick April 1, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Wonderful, wonderful portrait! Love it!!!

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