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Day 56 - The protection of fragile things by MonsterBrand Day 56 - The protection of fragile things by MonsterBrand
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Photo  MonsterBrand

*I found this little dove in my backyard this afternoon. It seemed so strange
to me that he did not fly away upon hearing my footsteps. He just looked as
if he was sleeping. I reached out to pick him up and he was frozen, dead.
It broke my heart. Ah, such is life... such is death.

*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery:…


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SapientiaVulpes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Poor baby! that's so sad. But I'm sure he/she lived a long life. Doves can live up to 50 years some times, and are very tough. If your curious about what gender the poor bird was: there feet are purple when they are male and red when they are female. I know a few things about doves only because one lives in my house with me.
chickaablet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
What did you do with it?
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
I took it out of my back yard (because there are 3 dogs currently living at the residence I'm at, and I didn't want them to eat it and become ill). I just put the dove in the side yard. I know it might seem cruel, but I left it out because it might be able to help feed our other local wildlife (raccoons, possums, foxes, coyote, other birds, etc). Waste not. :heart:
chickaablet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Fair enough. I once saw a pigeon sitting in a corner and as I got closer, it turned out to be headless. It made me sad :(
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
oh my gosh! :noes: That's absolutely horrible! And quite strange at the same time.
chickaablet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Maybe a cat got it. I was picking a friend up from a camp so there was nothing I could do for it. I just had to make sure I didn't keep looking at it.
orangesweet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
so fragile.....:O
ilikeshinyobjects Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, poor baby ;n;
Quell-Altra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwww :la:
BunnyMetal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautyful
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