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A pidgeon sat on the sitting area of the train station, displaying the exact behaviour of a human behind it. The picture may have suffered from dead space on the right, it was shot from close distance and I didn't want to upset the pidgeon and make it leave from the spot.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Feb 2012 - 10:41 PM
Focal Length:26.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The mimic
Username:pablophotographer pablophotographer
Uploaded:15 Mar 2012 - 4:15 PM
Tags:Black & white, Humour/fun, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism, Pidgeon, Portraits / people, Woman sitting.
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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2012 - 11:34 PM

I have no problem with the dead space - it enhances the image for me - the loneliness of waiting. Really well seen. Just a tad dark on my screen, and I'd clone out that bright light at the top as it distracts the eye.

Anne

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 12:32 PM

I like the space too. I agree with Anne about the bright spot but this doesn't take anything away from an excellent and well seen capture.
Chris

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pablophotographer
pablophotographer e2 Member 3496 forum postspablophotographer vcard 188 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2012 - 3:02 PM

hello all, I am chuffed. I had not noticed the light probably when shooting it. It is a red traffic light fro the train what you see there. But my vision doesn't serve me will lately. Thanks for the feedback!

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Lowestoftis
8 Apr 2012 - 3:22 PM

Very moody atmospheric shot.
Gary

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Dec 2012 - 1:03 PM

Creatures often mimic human beings! if you have always been associated with nature you see many signs of this, it must have been cold as this is the natural pose of a cold Pigeon! railway stations are cold most times. the female is cold to hence the posture, the wide expanse shows the isolation of the two living things in conjunction with the cold impersonal materials of the station platform. I personally never ever change a photo once taken, that is the moment I saw so be it, good bad or indifferent, at the same time I take specific photo's to manipulate that is another story altogether. I like the way you have taken this shot it tells a story and makes you think why both are there! apart from her waiting for a train. Well processed and presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pablophotographer
pablophotographer e2 Member 3496 forum postspablophotographer vcard 188 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 6:50 PM

Thanks for teh comments Leon. Yes I have witnessed it. Once returning form afternoon guard backto the unit, I found a young dog sleeping on a bed, belly up four legs gathered. I had no camera there, back then and thankfully that was not my bed, lol.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 6:55 PM

Great capture! Like the compGrin
Diane

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User_Removed
20 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

well observed.............................bravo.

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pablophotographer
pablophotographer e2 Member 3496 forum postspablophotographer vcard 188 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

Thank you. I was sitting already on the spot where I shot it from, I watched it passing in front of me, looking for food remains on the floor dropped by passengers. Then, it flew up to the sitting area and took the position just like the girl on the background. It is a drafty spot there...

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