4.21.2009

i am a...

i love love love birds. i did even before i got into photography, which is why the hubby gave me this little button a while back that now sits atop my monitor.

now that i have a camera {and will be getting one with a much better zoom distance very soon}, i plan to take a lot more bird pictures. i've tried to with my current camera, and i've even posted a few shots. but i plan to be putting a lot more shots up in the future—once i get the new {used} camera. each time i do, i will label the post "bird watcher" so that it will appear in my bird watcher button/tag in the side column.

in fact, here's one now...
unfortunately, the bird cage was in focus instead of the bird. oops. but i still like the shot.

does anyone know what kind of bird this is? i took it at a nature center in the butterfly/bird green house. i thought the guide said it was a morning dove, but i can not quite remember. i just liked how the bird looked right at the camera for me. not as shy as this little guy.

7 comments:

Claire said...

i love it when you post things that give me insight into who you are as a person.

you are precious.

Peter Tschirhart said...

It's not a morning dove, it's rather a mourning dove. I have them around my yard. one spring I had a pair nesting in my spruce tree. I could watch them taking turns sitting on their eggs from my kitchen window. They get their name from the sound of their call, it's a soft sad hoo, hoo hoo.

I like the picture.

spread your wings said...

oh i love your dove photo. i've been really trying to get some good bird photos too. and just yesterday i noticed your cute little bird button.
i can't wait to see your new camera bird photos. it's so much fun to sit and really observe birds and i love it when i can actually capture them in action.
have a glorious day

Heather said...

What a cute shot, G! Yep, it is indeed a mourning dove. They are often seen in pairs. If you see one, the other must be nearby somewhere!

I love birds too, as you know, and my mom is an avid bird watcher, although she prefers a pair of binoculars to a camera.

Glad we had a chance to talk briefly yesterday. I hope all is well. Love ya, gal!

Char said...

we have lots of them in our neighborhood and I love to sit outside to listen to them coo

EnnythingGoes said...

you can't fool me. that's a stuffed animal. :)

apriliniowa said...

The doves that sit on our rooftop in pairs sound like moaning ghosts. Ours are more of a pale grey than cream though. Very pretty birds. Moaning ghosts or not. ;)