Sunday, April 14, 2013

Peaceful happy Sunday.....


Doves have been immortalized in myths and religion as a symbol of peace and love since.. forever. While researching my Turtle Dove above, I discovered a few interesting facts that I didn't know before.. one that the only difference between doves and pigeons is their size, doves being smaller, they both belong to the Columbidae family..two, that 59 species of pigeons and doves are now threatened with extinction and three that, although it sounds horrible to me, they make a good filling for a pie, the very pretty turtle doves that visit me in my garden have nothing to fear on that score :) I've been having fun playing with my new Olympus OM-D in my own back garden over the weekend, seriously excellent purchase. I hope that your weekend is going well, take care..p.s. 'you know who' was also enjoying breakfast, corn kernels yumm!



30 comments:

  1. These doves are SO beautiful!! The perfect symbol of peace!! And, of course, I love your "visitor" enjoying his corn kernels!! Such terrific captures for the day, Grace!! Definitely easy to see that you're enjoying your new camera!! And I do hope your weekend is going well, too!! Enjoy!!

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  2. Hey we have these also - the doves I mean :-) . sharp pics!

    Aloha

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  3. Lovely close up of the dove Grace and I really like the blur of vibrant colour in the background - hibiscus?

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  4. Nice captures. Looks like you picked up a terrific new camera -- how exciting for you! Happy weekend!

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  5. great captures of the birds...I love doves!

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  6. Fabulous shots - the camera is working well, Grace!

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  7. I have a sudden urge to coo. Do you? Cute little pigeons! :) But that poor thing in the final photo...must have fallen chest-first into a batch of red ink.

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  8. The doves are lovely. I like to listen to their soft 'coos'. Glad the new camera is living up to your expectation.

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  9. We love the doves in our yard in Scottsdale. My wife calls pigeons flying rats. I won't tell her about your research on how they are related.

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  10. Still Saturday here so I feel a bit odd writing a comment for a Sunday! Wish we had some of your Australian birds here, they are so much more colourful in general than ours. Some great pictures here. Have a good day, Diane

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  11. 'You know who' looks pretty happy and laid back there Grace! I wonder if Turtle Doves visit us over here?? To tell truth, I see doves quite a lot but I don't think they have that mottling around the neck area. I'll be taking better notice in future!
    Happy Sunday Grace!

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  12. I don't know if it is the camera or your skill but they are brilliant photos.

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  13. I never tire of the beautiful bird shots!

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  14. Birds of a feather, Grace! Mr. Grumpy looks rather pleased with himself.

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  15. They are beautiful, so much more graceful than the pigeons we referred to as roof rats when I was growing up in NYC. That OM-D is a fabulous little bit of technology, isn't it?

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  16. I am always fascinated by the spotted markings round the neck on this dove! So distinctly in contrast with other patterns on the bird! Your camera certainly looks like a winner! Mr Grumpy scrubs up as a rather handsome guy!

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  17. The camera seems to be working fine.

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  18. Great models!
    Beautiful colors.

    Enjoy your Sunday and the new camera!:)

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  19. Beautiful pictures of the pigeons!

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  20. They even look peaceful when you seem them!

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  21. I had no idea the difference between them! I love hearing the doves coo when spring comes around. Oh, and gorgeous pictures all of them:) Your wonderful new toy is benefiting us too!

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  22. Wow. The clarity and depth of field in those top two shots is brilliant. Your new camera takes fabulous shots particularly when operated by such a fine photographer.

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  23. the clarity of these images is a testament to that camera ... the clever images a testament to your eye!

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  24. Beautiful Dove! Very different from the Turkish ones we have here.

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  25. Wonderful images dear Gracie!So cute birds, you got lovely perfect portraits!
    hugs
    Léia

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