Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife, second time around

I was sitting on my couch having my first cup of coffee one morning this past week when I looked through the glass door and saw this bird perched on our balcony rail.  It just happened that my camera was resting beside me on the couch, so I quietly and slowly picked it up and shot about five frames.  The photos were shot looking through a combination of sliding glass and screen doors.  If you enlarge it, you can see the mesh of the screen.  At any rate, this was one of those serendipitous moments when the wild life came to me!  Enjoy!


22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife, second time around

  1. Hey.
    Thank you very much for the comments and visits on my blog. I would like to say to you that your opinion really matters to me, especialy because your a pro photographer and I’m an amateur. You’r from now on my blogroll…
    Thanks again (and pardon my french 😀 ).

    1. You are so kind!!!! Actually, I’m not a pro but the compliment is wonderful. I enjoy photography immensely, and it is a hobby that helps me keep my sanity. I am working on creating a line of notecards, but am not ready yet to market them. THEN I MAY consider myself a pro. I thoroughly enjoy your website and have subscribed to it so that I can keep up with what you are doing. Again, thanks for the huge compliment! Much appreciated 🙂 As to the french, my husband speaks french so he can translate for me. . .or better yet, I’ll learn the language myself!!!

      1. Ok. Please consider me to help you if my multimedia experience is needed. (ID yahoo! messenger: aurelianpaun) With this kind of job, my resume will be more powerfull. As about the “my frech”, it was a way to pordon me for my poor english. However, my wife speaks french, not me… 🙂

  2. What a beautiful dove! I have loved doves for many, many years. Just last evening I looked with our binoculars through our open window at a dove perched on the apex of a stone arch at the top of an eight story brown brick condo building a short distance away from our seventh floor unit.

    The screen that shows in your enlarged view of your dove gives it an artistic look, as in a painting. You were lucky to have your camera next to you when your dove landed on your balcony rail – a serendipitous moment for sure. Your dove will probably return. Its coloring is brighter than the mourning doves we see here.

    1. Barbara,
      Thanks for stopping by. Birds of all kinds seem to like our balcony railing. I don’t give them enough peace to nest there–nor does my cat–but we do enjoy watching as they flit in and out during the day. We’ve had beautiful cardinals, once a Robin, and several chickadees. This time the camera was ready! I like the effect of the screen, too. Hopefully there will be other such moments.

      Thanks again for stopping by, and for taking time to leave a comment. Much appreciated. Have a great day.

    1. Thanks. When I shot it, I was thinking to myself that this was going to be a wasted effort. When I uploaded it however, I was quite pleased. Thanks for visiting my site, and for taking time to leave a comment. Have a glorious day!

  3. I really like Morning Doves…
    they remind me of my grandmother, because it seemed every time we went to visit her there would be some of these guys singing right outside her window…

    1. This was the first time I saw a Morning Dove on our balcony. Usually it is a cardinal or two, or maybe a chickadee. I felt honored that it would sit so long for a “portrait!”

  4. What a beautiful little bird. I love birds of any variety. Even plain old sparrows. I love to watch them going about their business. Don’t like to see birds in cages though. Even though I featured the Cockatoo in the aviary in my post I refer to see birds flying free in the sky where they belong.

    1. Tom,
      I’m with you on the birds! Birds flying free are beautiful to watch, and their warbling is music to my ears. Again, thanks for the visit and the comment. Have a wonderful day!

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