Travelling through China one can sometimes see these precious and wonderful birds caged in equally ornate, yet smallish cages. Not until Tibet did the scene change a little.
This shot was taken in a Tibetan restaurant of the Old Shigatse, a Tibetan town. There were cages lined up near the windows to which the tenants returned after a day of snatching morsels from eager diners. This pair is sitting on a couch end. The couches served as Restaurant seats; the floor of the place was uneven stone paved on dirt; a most colourful interior with numerous fabrics and patterns.
This is an extract scan from the original photo which included more of the surrounding couch and background wall upon which hung a print of a grassy steppe.
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milloup (1829) 2003-10-25 13:18
Are these some kind of finches? They look so small, soft and fluffy. I love to see birds roam free ;-). Either your scanner or your DOF has been letting you down slightly, however.
Didi (59054) 2003-10-26 2:59
The scaner is very sensitive, please don't forget to clean the glass from the fingers print.
You have made a nice description of this beautifull scene.
I made a little WS.
kourosh (2375) 2003-10-26 22:06
cute birds! very interesting picture. it's a bit soft and noisy as a result of scanning but i like it the way it is.
marcind (222) 2003-10-30 2:49
cute topic(s) and nice colors, pleasant picture
Liora (1857) 2003-10-30 15:52
Very intersting subject and beautiful colors! I agree with the other comments about the sharpness, but otherwise a most beautiful photo.
Phoebe (133) 2003-11-05 11:49
Son presciosos!! Muy bonitos, lo increible es haberlos podido coger tan bien! Que suerte!!
mishreyee (0) 2005-07-21 0:41
simply wonderful and very cute picture indeed. what is the name of these birds?
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-28 3:29
Good timing to find them snuggling like this. Safer in numbers. This is a very good composition. These are so great looking. Thanks.
b021 (500) 2009-01-21 9:00
Interesting shot Mirislawa.
Nice little birds
- Copyright: Miroslawa Tolloczko (mtolloczko) (201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-09-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Prima super 130, Kodak Gold 200
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Seven Days in Tibet
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-24 21:24
- Favorites: 1 [view]