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The mimic

By pablophotographer
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Pidgeon Black and white Pets and captive animals Humourandfun Portraits and people Woman sitting

Voters: jadus, mrswoolybill, AnneWorner and 11 more


AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
15 Mar 2012 11:34PM
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.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
16 Mar 2012 12:32PM
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.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 414
16 Mar 2012 3:02PM
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!
Lowestoftis 11 33 3
8 Apr 2012 3:22PM
Very moody atmospheric shot.
Tibetan 9 3 England
4 Dec 2012 1:03PM
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
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 414
4 Dec 2012 6:50PM
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.
Fefe Plus
10 61 37 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 6:55PM
Great capture! Like the compGrin
20 Jan 2013 9:27AM
well observed.............................bravo.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 414
20 Jan 2013 12:19PM
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...
sturko 3 Sweden
10 Feb 2018 9:33AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Buenas fotos en B&W Pablo son como las que me gustan hacer a mi.

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