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After lunch at the Castel Sant' Angelo's café and a wander around the upper levels and to the top of the castle, I returned to the café for a drink, and sat at a table looking out and across towards St Peters and the Vatican when this pigeon appeared. I think he was expecting me to feed him, and when he realised I was more interested in photographing him instead, the cheeky blighter flew in and landed on the table after some crumbs left by a previous diner! Thought it suitable for Silly Sunday…Grin

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Sep 2012 - 1:40 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Feed me!
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:16 Dec 2012 - 11:45 AM
Tags:Cafe, Castel Sant' Angelo, Humour / fun, Mausoleum, Museum, Pigeon, Rome, Silly sunday, Wildlife / nature
Votes:31

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 12:02 PM

Wonderfully worked Trev...and that fat pigeon made me smile Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 12:08 PM

I hope you did feed him, Trev, especially as he had just posed so well for youSmile Carol

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 12:38 PM

Great image for silly Sunday - ElizabethxxGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Dec 2012 - 12:49 PM

What a great lead into this stunning city scape Smile Very well taken !!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 1:01 PM

Oh he is a lovely addition to the backdropGrinGrin
He is a bit tubby............ bet he loves crumbies!
Diane

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raygregson
16 Dec 2012 - 1:09 PM

brilliant capture trev,the pigeon makes it,well done indeed.ray

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achieverswales
16 Dec 2012 - 1:36 PM

Perfect composition with excellent humour Trev.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 1:41 PM

Hey! What's more important! Feed me and I'll move. Cute shot........Sandy

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:36 PM

Ever the opportunist!
(The pigeon, I mean).
An unusual environmental portraitSmile
Regards
Bill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:41 PM

Quite nice getting one of the locals to pose in your shot across to St.Peters, Trev.
Have seen St. Peters many times but never from this viewpoint.
This has been a great series from Rome.
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:43 PM

That's a very quirky look he's giving you, and a very plump breast under those feathers.
(Thinks - smoked bacon, garlic, olive oil... )
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:53 PM

A bird's eye view of the city, Trev. Pasticcio di piccione - dish of the day!!

Dave

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NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 3:53 PM

A cracking 'Birds Eye View' Trev, wonderful depth, and clarity.

"A great image"

Regards Nathan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 4:24 PM

The pidgeon is well placed but with or without him this is a cracking shot Trev

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 4:28 PM

do you know - I am looking and think this would have made a fine letterbox image minus a good part of that wall, keep the pidgeon in place (just) putting the buildings as a priorty by taking most of the wall outSmile try it - you could be surprised

its not like me to critique your pics as I am a great fan of yours but this might work even better for youWink

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
16 Dec 2012 - 5:03 PM

Certainly is a cheeky one Trev. Giving you quite a look here. Superb view over Rome too. But did make me smile. Moira

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64365 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 5:26 PM

You can't go wrong with a pigeon. Grin

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

A bird's eye view!!
Ken

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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 6:01 PM

Lovely shot Trev superb shot over Rome and nicely processed ,pigeons a bonus .PS did you find the zoo.
Rob

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 6:01 PM

Honestly Trev, I'm disgusted at you, you didn't feed this delightful model even after this ultra cute pose! I'll buy you a bag of bird seed for the next trip!

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 6:12 PM

Certainly an ideal Silly Sunday picture, Trev. It reminds me of a lot of holiday snaps where one's partner gets into the scene, but in this case it's a cheeky pigeon.

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