Skywatch Friday: Singing to the Blue

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This dove was singing into the afternoon blue one day last week when I was out for a walk near my parents' home in Newtown, Connecticut. I was about ready to take a decent shot when I heard the rumble of the UPS truck as that big, brown monster came onto the road. So this was a quick. I'm not much good at photographing animate things, so I was happy to get this guy before he flew off.

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  1. So soft... and so warm against that ice blue sky. Well spotted indeed.

    Nice of him to sit so still for you like that. Birds give me a fit. Even without a delivery truck to scare them off.

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  2. Cute little one and a clear blue sky.
    Well captured.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    "SkyWatch"

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  3. I am thinking this is a cousin of the one I saw/photographed in Norwalk .. lovely sky and I am glad he saw you aiming and waited ...

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  4. What a gorgeous shot, Sandy! And what a lovely, little bird! He does look as though he's enjoying the blue skies! The only birds I've been able to catch are the seagulls down at the beach and if you don't have something for them to eat, you can't imagine what a sour, annoyed looking bird shot you get. One woman last year ever wrote a poem one shot that I posted. It was really funny! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Hope is indeed a thing with feathers.

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  6. great photo, love the blueness of the sky

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  7. And I am glad you got it too! It looks like a planned shot to me -- perfect that it is mostly on the left of the photo with the big limb!!!!!!!!! Centered, it would be just another photo.

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  8. You've photographed the bird so well at the right moment! Generally, they suddenly fly away!
    I like the tree against the deep blue sky too.

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  9. Love the Morning Dove and the deep blue sky. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Anonymous2:36 PM

    You got a good pic there, as they know and usually fly off - looks like he's checking you out too!

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  11. A sweet bird. I agree with Mojo, very soft picture indeed!

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  12. Anonymous2:38 PM

    i love the colour of the pigeons' feathers, it's perfect with the blue sky

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  13. Well, he must have been posing because this is a nice composition. My favorite birds in the springtime--I had two that inhabited my deck railing each spring in Chicago; first two and then 'three.'

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  14. What a beautiful bird! Fantastic capture.

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  15. Beautiful. Perfect capture.

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  16. How thoughtful of him to pose against that spectacularly blue sky :). Nice catch Sandy.

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  17. Wonderful image! I know is not easy to caught like this, they are fly away before:)

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  18. Good shot of the Dove against the nice Blue sky.

    Have a happy weekend.

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  19. You caught the shot, Sandy!



    Aloha,


    Comfort Spiral

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  20. First of all well done in getting your post 1st on Sky Watch Friday's website. I've always tried to, but never succeeded.

    The dove in the picture is beautiful. Bet the music was a good company. :D

    Have a good weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  21. Gorgeous bird in blue sky!

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  22. Sandy: Very nicely done, love the dove in the sky.

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  23. Is the dove hungry and looking for food? I fgrequently feed the pigoens with left over rice, bread and noodles.

    Must confess I am a careless cook, and cook too much, So the birds get a good feed.

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  24. That's a fat one. Against a beautiful blue sky.

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  25. he is watching you Sandy..)

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  26. Beautiful dove. Isn't it wonderful the many meanings of the dove in history?

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  27. I am laughing as I look at this - you will understand why when you see my new blog header. I also don't have the best of luck taking pictures of moving objects so was quite proud of myself when I got the shot that I did. I love mourning doves, so calm and laidback.

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  28. it's a good shot, really and he's cute! i love the blue sky background. My sky entry is up here.

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  29. I hope the blue skies and the song birds are headed back for spring.

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  30. nice shot of the bird against the blue sky

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  31. I do not see how you could have done much better. This a wonderful shot of the dove. They sound sad to me when they make sounds.

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  32. The bright blue sky is a beautiful foil for the Mourning Dove. Even though they are a common bird I love them. They are so sweet and this time of year they have beautiful iridescent plummage. Even in your photo you can see the bright blue eyering. Their feet get bright red and it looks as if someone has washed them with iridescent paints on their nape. Happy SWF.

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  33. Beautiful shot of the mourning dove. The expression on its profile is great.

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  34. A gentle dove with a brilliant blue to show off it's colour! Lovely!~

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  35. Well I think you captured him great and I love the contrasts in colours too.

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  36. On quiet afternoons, I love how doves will sit and stare at us... as we enjoy looking at them~ Maria

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  37. Lovely bird shot, Sandy. Maybe that UPS truck was delivering someone's dream.

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  38. Looks like he has his eye on a worm or something.

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  39. such a lovely and truly peaceful photo. I'm so glad I stopped by.

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  40. I really adore morning doves...their sweet sounds are so friendly and sweet. This is a very nice photo all framed in beautiful blue!

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  41. They're awfully pretty for a dumb-as-a-post bird. :) Great shot.

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  42. Beautiful! I can almost hear it singing! Great shot.

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  43. Pretty good for a quickly timed shot! Nice capture!

    Pixellicious Photos

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  44. Love this Dove. what a great shot!

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  45. Quite a cooperative model. Well shot!

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  46. lovely! wonderful pic my dear friend

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  47. Very nice capture.

    I love that clear, blue sky...

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  48. Sandy, great capture. I think it was actually looking at the camera!

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  49. Lovely shot !

    he does seem to be looking right back at you :)

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  50. He's beautiful and so is that blue sky.

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  51. I love doves. So pretty and graceful.

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  52. What a beautiful capture...bird against the backdrop of sky :D

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  53. If that is not very good, then I am perfectly lousy! I would have said it was a great shot, myself!!

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  54. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Clever to capture the bird...they move so quickly and the moment is easily lost. A beautiful clear blue sky...a welcome contrast to my snow-filled grey horizon!
    Bella:)

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  55. Ditto: Bella All this snow is effecting my commenting LOL

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  56. You have captured the peaceful essence of the dove! Very beautiful!

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  57. Beautiful photos this week Sandy. Have a great weekend :-)

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  58. i have not seen a bird for so long here..

    great capture..

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  59. Nice to see the blue sky in your world. The dove is cute too. Nice shot.

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  60. Great capture...It's like he waited and posed for you before he flew off.

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  61. The birds know spring is coming! (It IS isn't it?)

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  62. Definitely a sign that Spring's on its way, right?
    Hugs and blessings,

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  63. That is a perfect shot, for a rushed effort, Sandy. Excellent. I love that we are so "aware" of other influences when it comes to photographing nature. I've frequently missed a perfect opportuity because a vehicle or human blundered by. Thanks for visiting my blog. It 's good to see you again. (((Hugs))) Jo

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