Inca Dove: Hunting Season


Third in a series about the dove species that can be found in west Texas.  Inca Dove. Colombina inca).  Smallest of the doves found locally.  Very secretive little bird.  Small, deep-bellied, long-tailed dove with a short neck, small head, and short bill.  Pale gray to sandy colored overall.  All feathers brown-tipped to give a scaled look.  To me, this bird is the cutest of the species.

Inca Dove

  • Photographed August 14, 2007
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 -tele-converter
  • 1/800 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance – 700mm
  • Metering – pattern
  • Aperture priority

Inca Dove

  • Photographed  January 12, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 100-400mm lens
  • 1/400 sec. @ f9 –  plus 1/3 EV adjustment – ISO 250
  • Lens focal distance – 250mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority

Inca Dove

  • Photographed  April 6, 2008
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/800 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance – 700mm
  • Metering – pattern
  • Aperture priority

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