Monday, April 18, 2016

Eurasian Collared Dove for the Old Garden Gate Series

Saturday morning found me in my garden blind out in the Little Lake Valley of Northern California. The finches kept me busy photographing them all morning long. As I was photographing I kept hearing Eurasian Collared Doves calling from the nearby trees. A couple of times they even buzzed the feeder but didn't land. I now see more Collared Doves than Mourning Doves. Collared doves are an introduced species.I was just starting to clean and pack up when a pair of Collared Doves came in to feed. I quickly restarted and recomposed my camera and got quite a series of images of one of them. This one was my favorite. One that I'm adding to my "Old Garden Gate Series." May you have a blessed week, chris This image was created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens at 250mm. Camera settings used were AV mode for more control of the depth of field. ISO 800 because it is fairly low light where I photograph. F 8.0 at 1/500th of a sec. The camera was on my workhorse 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead for support.


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    1. Thank you so very much for stopping by for a look and commenting, Weronika Śmiecińska.

  2. Lovely image! Have not seen this version of Dove before.

    1. It is a beautiful image of a Dove. They are however an introduced species. We started seeing them a couple of years back and now they are everywhere. They started in the Bahamas in 1974. They quickly reached Florida and are now found as far north as Alaska!