I always thought these birds looked like pigeons. But they actually done. I've shot photos of these Doves the in the back yard for years. They looked nice enough.
I never really looked at them thou. I never got very close or cared much.
I had some Kodak Vision3 250D loaded up on my Nikon and slapped on my Nikkor 70-300mm for fun. I finally got a good look. Wow, look at them eyes, I thought. Look and the orange paired with the blue/teal eye ring.
Now that I realize the beauty of the White Winged Dove, that what they are called, I started studying them. I noticed them interacting with other birds and noticed how much smarter they are and their heads is huge in comparison to most other birds in my back yard.
I enjoy getting every bit of every exposure of each roll I shoot. I love getting the first of the roll photos. Its always a nice surprise. Well, I remember taking this photo of the street. I thought oh I think I missed one.