by LYLE GLASS.
A mourning dove perched in a dead tree warms up in the early morning sun. Finally a mourning dove stayed long enough for a good image. Usually they fly away just as I'm ready to press the shutter.
Adjusted in PSE7.
Photographed in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, South Unit, Medora, North Dakota on 5-20-2012 at 6:08 a.m.