Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hunkered Down

1/250 sec. f/7.1 ISO 640



37 comments:

MTWaggin said...

Look at that pretty blue eye! Wow, Nice shot and I like how the bird stands out even with all the stuff around!

TexWisGirl said...

my gosh, that's beautiful! every feather scallop so perfectly defined. tempts me to draw to try to capture these colors...

Carletta said...

Oh my! What a lovely image of this sweet sleeping beauty!
Beautiful capture Brian!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love doves and can't get this close to capture them.

Nicki said...

Perfect, just perfect!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Great shot for WTS ^_^

Kerri said...

Perfect Title - Perfect shot!
LOVE it!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful details in those feathers! Beautiful blue around the eye also!
Perfect!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful!! Great colour.

Pam ;) said...

The loveliest puff-ball of bird feathers I've yet to see.
Love the feather detail and color you captured here Brian.

Laura said...

Wow Brian, this is gorgeous!

Gemma Wiseman said...

This little one is fluffed out so beautifully highlighting all the tones and patterns!

She Who Carries Camera said...

A fellow bird enthusiast! So nice to meet you...stunning captures! (I've been snooping around) Your newest follower!

Jan n Jer said...

Great capture...I think Tex should draw this...if anyone can..she can!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome shot Brian!

SRQ said...

That's a puffy chest! Nice shot.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture, Brian!

Debbie said...

i found one of mine sleeping in a tree the other day!!

i'm glad i did not use the picture today, mine sucks in comparision to this!!

i really love that blue eye lid!!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

I love everything about this shot, from the winter fluff to the flakes on his back, gorgeous blues and hues! So when are you going to sell these amazing captures??

Madge Bloom said...

SO lovely, you take the most perfect bird shots Brian... I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #70!

TheChieftess said...

All snuggled in for a winter's nap...

bailey-road.com said...

Aww...I love Mourning Doves. This is a wonderful shot, Brian!

Tammy said...

By the looks of the weather, I think I would be hunkered down too! Great capture; nice detail & colors!!

Carole M. said...

wow; fabulous photograph. I can't get over how high the ISO setting. So what would your camera reach in ISO high?

Tricia Hays said...

How do you do it? Great shot =)

Anni said...

Brian, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Gary said...

Nice shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh poor thing looks so cold! what a beautiful shot!

Anne Payne said...

Incredible photo of a beautiful bird!

HansHB said...

A great shot!
Well done!

Deb said...

awesome photo...

Deer Passion said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Of course, I expect nothing less from you. The beautiful details, the colors, the composition.. everything is near perfect. By far, one of my favorites!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The detail you capture on this bird is astounding!

Amy Burzese said...

Simply marvelous. A Top Shot indeed.

barbara l. hale said...

Fantastic shot! I feel like doing that here today. Very cold out!

Connie Smiley said...

Another breath-stealer, Brian! Gorgeous!

Faye said...

I can see why you chose this one as your Weekly Top Shot, Brian. It is just a grand shot. You can almost feel the cold and the color is just amazing.