Yesterday I posted a photo of a Northern Mockingbird Looking Up. Today’s photo is of a Mourning Dove that I also photographed in my yard here in Arkansas. These birds nest in my pines every year.

Mourning Dove In Pine Needles

Mourning Dove In Pine Needles

Mourning Dove Standing In Pine Needles

Mourning Dove Standing In Pine Needles

This bird was foraging on the ground near my bird feeder. I was sitting in a pop-up blind near the feeder with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera and a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS lens. I had the camera and lens on a tripod.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Aperture f5.0
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/1000 sec.
  • Focal Length – 500 mm