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Gentle Guardian: Mourning Dove Bird Photography Wildlife Nature Home Wall Art Canvas Metal Print

Gentle Guardian: Mourning Dove Bird Photography Wildlife Nature Home Wall Art Canvas Metal Print

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This Mourning Dove is sitting peacefully on a cactus on a warm, summer day. The sky is blue and there are very few clouds that cover the heavens.

This Mourning Dove enjoys bathing in the sunlight, taking in the warmth of the summer sun as it rests peacefully among this uniquely shaped cactus arm. It knows that the coolness of early summer doesn't last all year, so it enjoys as much as it can for now. It simply wants to enjoy its sunbathing, free from the worries and cares of the world below.

The greatest fear of the Mourning Dove is to be attacked and preyed upon by larger birds like falcons or hawks.

Mourning Doves don't live alone; they usually fly in groups, which helps in protecting one another or warning one another of danger.

I chanced upon the resting Mourning Dove in Tucson, Arizona. It was a quiet early summer day and I was out hiking looking for wildlife when I saw the bird sitting on the cactus. While it seemed like it was resting, its eyes were open and were on the lookout. I wondered what might have been going on the bird's simple mind as it was sitting alone out in the open, with predators possibly lurking about in the middle of the day.

As the Mourning Dove sits on the branch, several predators roam free in the skies and on the ground below. Hawks are flying above, looking for prey to snatch below, while wild cats roam around, climbing trees and going through holes to find food. The dove, seemingly unaware of the dangers around, just relaxes.

In a way, I was holding my breath in spite of the seemingly serene and calm surroundings. As I took the shot of the Mourning Dove, I was reminded of a verse: "Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them..." Even though the bird was out in the open, it was safe. In spite of the dangers lurking around, it was resting.

As I lowered the camera after taking the shot, I came to learn something from this experience: most of us spend too much time worrying about things around us, never finding the time to pause and just rest. Take our mind off the worries of the world for a while.

I’ll never forget shots like this, because they not only produce great photos, but they also teach us something important about life.



There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

0.75 or 1.5 inch thick (depending on which size that you order) wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The 1/4" thick, clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

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