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Century Plant Dove

The sun was right. The angle was perfect.

But I was a little too far away.

On the return swing around the short circular Window Overlook Trail in the Chisos Basin at Big Bend National Park, the dove caught my eye.

I was alone, enjoying the quiet of the Chisos Mountains, and her peaceful call caught my attention.

My short zoom lens fits most occasions, but I needed a longer reach. I snapped a couple of photos just to have something to show for the effort, then quietly pulled off my pack and retrieved my longer zoom.

She didn't care. The seeds she harvested from the century plant claimed her full attention.

I got the photos I wanted, then went on my way leaving her to her business.

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