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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Jan 22, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2008

Lazy pigeon. He wanted to get to the other side (who knows why?) but wasn't willing to fly to get there. So he was trying to walk across and blend in with the rest of the pedestrians.

As an aside (for those who may actually read the comments here), my high-scoring teammates on my in limbo DPL team (I'm still waiting for them to dump me when the thing starts up again) all voted for this one as my submission, with the caveat "you know it won't score well, but it's a cool shot". I love 'em. :-)

Statistics
Place: 134 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.5584
Avg (commenters): 6.9375
Avg (participants): 5.4536
Avg (non-participants): 5.6600
Views since voting: 1050
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 197
Comments: 39
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/02/2013 07:08:42 PM
Long day at work :-)
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02/23/2013 08:14:59 PM
This is an absolutely magnificent street shot.
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10/28/2008 03:53:09 AM
I love the title, composition, the black and white. Just a pleasure to look at.
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02/20/2008 08:43:13 PM
This is brilliant! I always wonder how much is learned behavior when I see birds crossing at crosswalks. Do they think they are following the "flock"?
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02/16/2008 04:07:46 PM
134th out of 249 ???

We have come to realize that life is not all about wow. It's about the moments in life, how we see them and how they will be remembered. A scene like this could so easily be overlooked, passed on as just a pigeon standing/walking there, but the way this was captured is nothing short of perfect. Your title couldn't be better too - certainly puts a grin on my face.
The other significance here, is that your image, though only average in numbers score-wise, has more favorites on it than some of the top ten shots in the challenge - that to me is worth 10x a good score, which by the way, I need to click to add to mine now.

I would have been proud to have taken this shot, and would have stood just as proud at the finish line regardless of the populous wow vote.

Well seen. Thanks for sharing this.
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02/05/2008 11:09:40 PM
Title instantly put me in mind of Wallace and Gromit. I think this is a fine candid, and gave it a 7.
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02/04/2008 07:18:13 PM
A 5.5?! Sheeeesh!
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02/04/2008 03:48:56 PM
I love your title. ;) Great capture.
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02/04/2008 03:28:49 PM
This is too funny. I always want to tell the pigeons "Fly, you're a bird!"
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02/04/2008 03:05:25 PM
OMG Deb - this is yours! I got the biggest kick out of this photo - just love it to pieces. I figured it wouldn't score well, because really interesting photos rarely do. But you sure had my 9 for this gem. Just a few days ago I was driving down the road thinking about this very photo and it made me laugh again. I'm going to fav it.
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02/04/2008 12:49:53 PM
This had to be yours. It makes me laugh. I love the composition and the b&w, and the way the bird seems to be marching along with the crowd.
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02/04/2008 11:09:54 AM
Hi, I'm your neighbor, #133. Just stopped by to say hi.
A sharp, closer view, maybe angled a little more, may have been better. You could ask the bird to stop and pose, but they never listen.
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02/04/2008 07:57:59 AM
Deb, maybe you didn't get top marks, but look at the number of 10's and faves for this. I love the fact that you entered this knowing how it would score and that it would appeal very much to a certain group of people (I'm one of the fans, by the way). Very cool.
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02/04/2008 04:46:13 AM
Originally posted by eyewave:

Yep, it's a cool shot.
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Wow - very cool! I'm honored!! Vielen Dank!

Message edited by author 2008-02-04 07:22:54.
02/04/2008 04:38:35 AM
Yep, it's a cool shot.
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02/04/2008 03:22:04 AM
I didn't comment on this one during the challenge, but it was one of my 7s - I often seem drawn to your photography!
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02/04/2008 02:38:03 AM
I get the funny feeling that he was whistling while he was walking along! : o
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02/04/2008 01:05:40 AM
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Message edited by author 2008-02-04 01:06:51.
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02/04/2008 12:28:44 AM
Yep, you SO owe us. I mean, look at your comments, and you got twice as many faves as me during the challenge!
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02/04/2008 12:18:06 AM
I gave you one of the many 8's on this.

Very nice capture, i like the fact that the heads are cut off from the people, turning them into 'nameless creatures' in the life of the pigeon
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02/04/2008 12:17:04 AM
But it IS a cool shot and I love the title. More great street photography from you. I'm amazed that there was just one bird there. I love that the focus is on everyone's feet. Very cool.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 05:38:56 PM
Fun shot with a different feel. Very nicely done. 8
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02/02/2008 12:09:34 AM
Brilliant! Small bird in the world of big men..
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02/01/2008 07:17:07 PM
I've often wondered why birds walk around when they could just as easily fly. It makes me laugh every time. Your title is cute.
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02/01/2008 05:02:25 PM
great to see something different, love it! 10
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02/01/2008 12:38:19 PM
A different point of view.
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02/01/2008 11:33:10 AM
I like this, it's like the bird is off to work.
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01/31/2008 09:06:10 PM
Funny photo! the bird is just missing a backpack or briefcase or something.
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01/30/2008 09:21:06 PM
ewww, dirty birds! great job giving this bird a personality. Awesome photograph.
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01/30/2008 01:44:26 PM
Still love this shot. :) Everyone's pointing away, no one seems to be interacting ... and the B&W seems just right.
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01/30/2008 01:05:35 AM
This cracks me UP!!! Love it!
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01/29/2008 01:26:11 PM
Very good. Even though the subject takes up very little of the composition he still becomes the main subject. Good use of B&W , nice contrast, focus looks ok. Nice job.
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01/28/2008 02:15:06 PM
love this photo, great composition.
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01/28/2008 02:07:38 PM
cute fun picture
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01/28/2008 01:23:03 PM
funny, great feel and idea. not just another bird close up
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01/28/2008 12:37:25 PM
Deb, I hope this is doing well. it is such a nice departure from all the pretty pics. I admire your style very much. No vote, of course.
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01/28/2008 11:33:32 AM
I like the composition. Great use of the bird in the foreground.
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01/28/2008 07:44:05 AM
Awww..the poor little guy looks lost. Nice shot and great title.
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01/28/2008 02:21:23 AM
Good thought and nicely taken.
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