25 September 2009

Laughing dove, Bharatpur

Laughing doveIn a country teeming with so many humans it was easy to despair about the future. But the birds gave me hope, and although the dove as a symbol of peace is about as appropriate as New Zealand as a leader in addressing climate change, doves are birds, and that alone lifted my spirits. And, at least this laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) seemed peaceful as it rested quietly on a finial in Bharatpur above the frenetic evening traffic on Christmas Eve, 2006.

All content © 2009 Pete McGregor


Barbara said...

So pretty, peaceful ... I love the muted colors, the interplay of rounded shapes, and the detail in the plumage, which I have admired in all your avian photos!

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Barbara. :^)