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Pigeons & People

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 15 November 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Viewing booths can be found on each side of Penarth Pier. This booth has views towards Penarth Marina and Cardiff Bay. The pigeons are enthusiastic users of the Pier.

Penarth Pier is in South Wales, near Cardiff.

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 200 38 mm

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kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


15 Nov 2009 7:11am

@kate: Thanks.

[email protected] from Paris, France

This is the perfect compo !

15 Nov 2009 9:45am

@[email protected]: Thanks. Nice of the pigeons to stay still for the photograph.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very original, I like the composition and soft tones :) Well done !

15 Nov 2009 10:13am

@Tamara: Thanks. It is a much photographed pier so I was happy I came across a different composition.

zahra from shiraz, Iran

good image.

15 Nov 2009 3:01pm

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

This is cute ! Nice image. As there are many white tones, I would had more contrast.

15 Nov 2009 9:26pm

@Benoit Darrieux: Thanks. I had to balance the contrast of the building against the views through the 2 windows and the opening.

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Nice tones on this familiar shot,pal..

15 Nov 2009 11:33pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: Thanks. I am always wary of posting anything on this pier as it has been done so well before countless times.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Nice point of view,the title is very fitting.did you pay the pidgeons to sit still until you´d taken the shot ??

16 Nov 2009 4:40pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: They are very easily bribed.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great! Like a composition from a Kubrick movie, wonderful!

17 Nov 2009 12:41am

@MadScientist: Yeh, but he didn't use pigeons - I think he missed a trick there!

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

This is a great shot! very balanced composition,and só fine with the birds!

14 Apr 2010 4:03pm

1/30 second
ISO 200
38 mm