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Feeding time

shortly after I took this, the poor guy was eaten alive by flying rats!

Just kidding...

I always find it a bit awkward taking this type of shot: do you just take it without acknowledging the subject, or do you get all smiley & servile & ask if it's o.k. to shoot them? In this case, I did ask & was not told to sod off or worse!

Feeding time

shortly after I took this, the poor guy was eaten alive by flying rats!

Just kidding...

I always find it a bit awkward taking this type of shot: do you just take it without acknowledging the subject, or do you get all smiley & servile & ask if it's o.k. to shoot them? In this case, I did ask & was not told to sod off or worse!

comments (5)

  • Mia
  • 9 Mar 2007, 17:47
I would have asked for sure. The person might just straighten up a bit and give you a good picture in the end/. Like this one, well captured
Dave Carrington: Hi, Mia. You're right: always better to talk to each othersmile
What you need is what Ive got, not the charisma, charm and good looks thing but a high Viz jacket and some dodgy I.D. Got me out of a spot of bother this week with some security peeps! Is that a Kestrel I see hovering top centre????
Dave Carrington: Lol: sounds like fun!
Re. kestrel: must be some superbreed 'Stealth' pigeon...be afraid...
  • Petra
  • 9 Mar 2007, 21:28
Great capture Dave....lovely colours!!!!!
Happy weekend
Petra
Dave Carrington: Thanks, Petra.
Same to you!
in most cases i dont ask i just sneak the shot. really nice shot, looks like you got at a good time. good treatment as well.
Dave Carrington: Hi, genevieve. I took loads of shots, but this was the most dynamic pigeon-wise! smile
These are my pigeons Dave! Next to my shelter! I am going to have to think of something else to post now! In fact I think thats me feeding them!

Don't they make great shapes. I could photograph pigeons all day but then I have gotten to that time of life when there is nothing more exciting to do!

I think MaxPak is starting to effect us all, I never used to drivel on like this! Kestral, you would think someone who lives over Manchester way could recognise a stealth pigeon when he saw it. Must go Saturday kitchen will be on in a minute!
Dave Carrington: LOL: the figure in the shot is the ghost of William Burroughs! He was the spitting image & even grunted at me in a Burroughsian rasp. Very spooky indeed...
What in God's name is Saturday Kitchen? Can you cook pigeons in it? smile

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