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 Walking Through Pine Needles
Mourning Dove Walking Through Pine Needles

How I Got The Shot – Mourning Dove Walking Under Pine Tree

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
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.0
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/1000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm