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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Pigeon at you


I hope my new blogger friends LE PRUNIER MEI and LA VIE EN ROSE don't mind that I followed them into a blog photo scavenger hunt. I'm late joining this one (10th of 13 weeks). But it is good practice while I'm studying photography.

This is my first entry. This week's search is "bird."

This guy sat patiently while I clicked away. I loved the turquoise and orange backdrop of the parking structure. When he looked straight at me, I felt like my blog friend Rauf who has conversations with his jungle birds and that Mr. Pigeon wanted to say, "are you done yet?" After all, I had joined him on the lonely top/fifth floor of the parking garage, and he probably has it to himself every day for preening, until this crazy woman sneaks up and slides her camera along the wall, click, click, click.

14 comments:

Rauf said...

Terrific shot, the pigeon is like modelling for you

I am learning so much Ruth, never knew the colour is turquoise, for me its blue

Mei Shile said...

A nice compo, Ruth. The background makes it!

Ruth said...

Thanks, Rauf. Mmm, turquoise is such a good color.

Mei, thank you.

Ginnie said...

Finding those moments to click away is magical! So glad you found it! Don't you wonder what pigeons really think?

rachel said...

I was intrigued that the pigeon was wearing a tag. That is one important pigeon... I wonder where he is from?

Gangadhar said...

nice shot,Ruth!!

Ruth said...

Rach, I wondered that too.

Ruth said...

Gangadhar, thank you! So much of it is accident, you know? But I knew I liked the colors.

lesleyanne said...

this photo has such amazing composition....the subject, the color, everything is beautiful!

Ruth said...

Yay, Lesley! Thank you. Great compliment from a designer. :)

Mrs. M. said...

I like the purple around his neck! You can really see it when you click on the photo to enlarge it.

Ruth said...

Mrs. M., thanks, yes, I agree, the colors on that bird are beautiful. You can also see his EYES better in the larger image.

Welcome back!

Clo said...

Of course I don't mind! You probably know the french "dicton": Plus on est de fous, plus on s'amuse! And Scavenger Hunt is my favorite! I really like to go for a photo hunt each week for that contest.

And your pigeon pic is just great, and turquoise is one of my favorite colors. It's not the first time I ear about a bird coming near a photographer like he's saying, "Ok, take your pic now" and then go. Birds are not easy to shoot, maybe some of them just have some mercy for us?... :O)

Ruth said...

Clo, must be like "the more the merrier," oui? It really is fun having that theme at the back of my mind as I look for photos to shoot.

After Rauf said he didn't know about turquoise, I've wondered if turquoise is a stone found only in the Western Hemisphere? I'll have to look that up.