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Posted By: Bob Harris, 11-15-2013, 06:51 PM

Juvenile dove leave the nest for the first time and get ready for their first flight. The parents were located nearby calling for the babies and after about 30 minutes took flight, not to return again.

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11-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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This is a great bird shot! I really like the close match in color between the birds and the tree bark. Nice catch!
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Good one Bob! I like the grainy, almost film like look...
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Really interesting image, Bob! The grain and similarity in colours make it look like a colourised B&W print.

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This is a great bird shot! I really like the close match in color between the birds and the tree bark. Nice catch!
the dove really blend in well don't they. They remain so still it is hard to see them Jerry. thanks
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Good one Bob! I like the grainy, almost film like look...
not really sure why it has that appearance Christo, but I too liked the feel of the photo. thanks.
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Really nice capture. Love the lighting, the colors, the textures..great photo!

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Really interesting image, Bob! The grain and similarity in colours make it look like a colourised B&W print.
Rob, we had a previous conversation about that, I thought I had some of my mom during the 40's but they were BW, still beautiful though with that film look.
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You were definitely in the right place at the right time, and with the right equipment to catch this fleeting scene. Great light on a great little story!
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They are certainly well camouflaged. Well spotted
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Really nice capture. Love the lighting, the colors, the textures..great photo!
thanks so much, I really got some great light for the photo. A couple of minutes later and it was gone and so were the dove.
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You were definitely in the right place at the right time, and with the right equipment to catch this fleeting scene. Great light on a great little story!
Ranger, I didn't even have to do any hiking for this and many other photos. The nest was in our campsite and all I had to do many times was open a side window for photos.
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They are certainly well camouflaged. Well spotted
they really blend well into the tree Bruce. thanks for looking.
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It seems to be easier for birds to get their young to leave the nest than for humans. Nicely captured Bob.
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It seems to be easier for birds to get their young to leave the nest than for humans. Nicely captured Bob.
your right about that Susan and birds never come back to use that extra bedroom.
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