Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fat Dove On A Skinny Fence

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 400


35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sweet! your title made me laugh. :)

Nancy J said...

Perching with great difficulty and extra care. Lovely photo, I had a smile too!! Cheers from Jean

bettyl said...

Wonderful view! It's amazing how they can balance, isn't it!?

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

That is a fat Dove all right. Nice shot.


They usually do that if it is cold .

Fluff themselves up.


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Carletta said...

Pretty plump and so sweet!
Love their cooing sounds.
Nice light Brian!

eileeninmd said...

Brian, beautiful shot of the sweet dove. The lighting is wonderful!

Beth said...

A truly beautiful capture!

MTWaggin said...

Fabulous light and I love this shot!

Stewart M said...

Nice balance of colour and shapes, and nice balance by the bird!

Thanks for the comment on my blog - I've been in Oman for a week hence slow reply!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Tammy said...

Too funny! A very well balanced bird!!

Debbie said...

haha....a chubby one for sure. i really love the light in this image!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He's doing a great balancing act!
Beautiful shot, Brian.

Tricia Hays said...

LoL! Funny title & isn't it the truth... you'd think she'd be uncomfortable & find another perch! heheheee =)

Pamela Gordon said...

That is funny. They sure do have great balance! Beautiful shot.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Frumpy looking dude. Then again, he's in character. Perfect capture technically and behaviorally.

Way to go!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Not only amazing balance, but looking quite relaxed about it all!

AllyJo said...

Fat guy in a little coat..... So I'm going to be up all night humming "Fat bird on a skinny fence"...

Anyhoo, you should print a calendar. I will buy it. I. Love. Your. Photos.

Take care.

Mary said...

Awh. at peace..as a dove should be.

Lindsjö taxar said...

He he nice picture of the dove...

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Something so serene about looking into the face of a Mourning Dove...very nice image Brian. Happy week~

Anni said...

...this image of the dove is marvelous!!! So perfectly composed Brian. Love the 'sleepy eyed' look too. And the lighting...well, again...marvelous.

Thanks for linking up this week at the Bird D'Pot!!!

[by the way, this fencing reminds me to talk to Bud about replacing our wooden fence. Ours is so decrepit. And this one in your photo looks brand new!!] LOL

Phil said...

Super shot Brian. That bird is totally unconcerned about you being there.

Deb said...

Pretty

Pam :) said...

What a sweet face.. beautiful capture, Brian.

Jan n Jer said...

I wonder where the mate is! This one better watch out...it would make a nice meal for some hawk out there!!!!
Love this shot!

Andee said...

"Fat guy in a little coat" hee her. I love the lighting in this shot!

barbara l. hale said...

What a sweet little thing! Reminds me of me...lol.

bailey-road.com said...

So cute! I love doves. They seem so clueless at times.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He's so plump! And he appears mighty comfortable on those thin slats. By the way, I love the light here. :)

Leenie said...

Love the lighting and the soft colors in this one. Goes so well with the subject.

Saun said...

LOL awesome shot Now I have fat guy in a little suit stuck in my head hahaha. Thanks for the info about my bird shot. I spent two hours in my backyard this morning shooting my winter birds. :)

Yes I would rather be birding too!

Ida said...

Love the title of your post.
This is a rather "chunky" looking dove but pretty and the lighting on the fence is lovely.

darlin said...

Good balancing act this dove has going on there! lol This has to be the fattest dove I've ever seen, it's cute. Another stunning shot Brian, I'm loving your photos on this end, what a treat!

Cheers.

Seema said...

great shots

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, the colors and textures and subject is just simply superb! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #56!