I took this in Asakusa in the Senso ji shrine.
This couple were feeding the pigeons. The man was quite comfortable with the pigeons, the woman was shreiking her guts out. He had her hold the feed in the palm of her hand, but the birds piled on to her and she couldn't stand it.
I have another picture with her covering her hair and grimacing as she feeds the hungry pigeons.
It looked quite funny to me. Especially since the two reactions were opposite, the man was comfortable with the birds and was laughing as the poor woman was screaming her lungs out.
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cloverstar (0) 2004-01-08 10:33
I consider this to be a perfect shot. Love the action seen. Very well taken. Like the bird on the man's left shoulder. He seems to be interested in the woman's reaction. Captured wonderfully. Well done.
Eagle78 (1925) 2004-01-08 10:33
Great moment! My points go straight to your wonderful capture.
sekl (2063) 2004-01-08 11:47
Excellent capture Dinyar!
Did you suffer from the birds too? :-)
If you want to spend some more time on the photograph I dare advice you to blur the background a little bit in Photoshop :)
GATTACA (88) 2004-01-08 20:57
Nice capture indeed. It seems that pigeons are really familiar with people that feed them. Your picture reminds me a photo I did 2 years ago : Young girl with pigeons
orme (7215) 2004-01-09 9:07
A lovely clear shot. The man is certainly very happy and your note helps us to understand what the poor women is experiencing. Very well captured, Dinyar.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-01-09 19:54
This is great - Remind of similar picture I will post some day. A execelent capture Dinyar - very well spotted.
jrj (34841) 2004-01-10 6:05
Well seen composition Dinyar, with a lot of life in it. You succeded well in capturing all the details.
jlz (341) 2004-01-10 7:24
Excellent capture on the right moment. Man's laugh is so well taken.
Lighting and composition very good.
Only small thing, photo would probably be better without the kid with red coat, but you can't have everything, can you!
joso (2417) 2004-01-11 7:31
Very good capture of the moment.
With an other angle - more from left - could hide the bit disturbing, eyecatching red coat
Isabelle (9046) 2004-01-11 8:29
great capture, Dinyar! A gree completely with Cloverstar!
cdewet (0) 2004-01-11 9:58
This a such a great PJ picture, and the "flying rats" are the same in all cities the world over, feed them and they will perch on you. She shouls enjoy this, not duck. Well caight, Dinyar
maciekda (19895) 2004-01-26 4:55
haha, great scene, they seem to be so happy! I am not sure if I would be happy having so many pigeons sitting on me, very nice image!
joergen115 (2246) 2004-04-24 11:18
Very good and funny Picture!!
webberworldwide (87) 2007-05-10 18:18
Good action shot. I would be running if I was them. think of all the bird shit.
PainDivine69 (175) 2009-10-14 3:09
haha...the capture is great - I rally enjoy. Especially the laughing guy. A very good snap.
Best Regards, Björn
- Copyright: Dinyar Ghyara (Dinyar) (704)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-27
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: FujiFilm S5000, Fuji XD Card 256 MB
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/340 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pigeons, My favorite photos (9) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-08 10:24
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