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The Three Old Birds

By rhion
Well, we're having to get a bit of a move on as I'm away on hols a week today so we've got a few more Morecambe scenes to cram in before then.
I saw these (not so old) ladies having a good chinwag on the Stone Jetty in Morecambe and couldn't resist lining up the "Mythical Bird" by Gordon Young to give an impression of the bird "earwigging" on their conversationSmile
Not the finest photographically perhaps but it made me smile and I hope it heralds a good weekend for us all.

Tags: Sculpture Candid Black and white Morecambe Stone jetty Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: dotpix, joolsb, JohnDyer and 25 more

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thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
14 Jul 2006 7:54PM
Hi Richard,the one that's earwigging looks as if he's about to report back to shot.Love it.Take care.AnnSmile
Have a great weekend.
joseph 16 England
14 Jul 2006 7:58PM
A superb title and a great shot. What more could we ask?
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 8:00PM
brilliant mono and title
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 8:17PM
Neil, Joe and Ann - thanks for having a laugh with me, so glad you like it.
juldon 19 78 England
14 Jul 2006 8:22PM
Made me smile its just as if the bird is having a good old earwig on whats going on.

These type of pictures quite often work better in b+w they have more impact.

Great stuff R...

lizziebeth 16 1
14 Jul 2006 8:28PM
lol---that is MY mother in law in the middle...(hope she doesnt see this!)
brilliant..well done.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 8:31PM
Thanks Julie. Yes, the colour one distracted a bit from the subject (or so I felt).
Here I am just sitting minding my own business when a chap in a sombrero just walks passed the window - and that isn't something you see every day in Lancaster's suburbia!
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 8:36PM
Oops! Missed you ther Lizzie.
Thanks for the comment and glad it gave you a giggle (until you meet your M-in-L next time......).
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 8:41PM
Thanks for the mod Ann: thought you might have a go at this oneWink
Now I can't help but feel that Chris de Burgh will walk into the frame......
14 Jul 2006 9:07PM
This is a nice relaxed and humorous scene Richard, as mentioned the title is spot-on, you 've got the angle just right to see the bird with his head slightly turned as if listening, I was going to attempt a mod but can't top Annís red jumper and blue eye, well done, Adrian
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Jul 2006 9:19PM
super B&W image

BobbyHB 16 2 England
14 Jul 2006 10:34PM
As soon as I saw that bird in the middle on the thumbprint, I thought "Richard".
I wonder what he heard to make him pull THAT face!He obviously thinks it's a bit OTT!
As Julie says, B+W is a must for this kind of shot.Thanks for the giggle,
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
15 Jul 2006 6:15AM
great in the titel and the very well,Richard!

have a great weekend

JuliaB 17 110 2 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 11:53AM
I like that the lady's head is cocked one way and the bird's the other.

Have great holidays, I'm about to leave too.... in about half an hour!
geranium 17 32 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 12:55PM
Yes, he really does look as though he is listening in to their conversation - how well spotted! I might have cropped this a little closer if it was mine. Will see if I can do a mod.
Hope your holiday destination is somewhere that provides lots of photo opportunites Richard!

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 6:47PM
Adrian, Jeff, Bob (now converted to B&W!), Ollie, Julia (sorry to miss you) and Bev - good of you all to saunter down the prom with me, especially as it's so hot!
Bev - thanks for the mod. You wouldn't believe how many times I've cropped, uncropped, cropped again and then uncropped again this picture! You are quite right that the closer cropping "homes in" on the private conversation and you're probably right that this may be the right choice in the end - I didn't want to lose the mountains or the cloud above the mythical bird's head which gave the scene a bit of context.
Choices, choices! Thank you again for the mod - much appreciated.
rosie42 17 7 Australia
16 Jul 2006 12:05PM
Delightful candid capture, Richard ... *grin* & *click*

Susie :o)
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 5:06PM
Thanks Susie, glad it made you grinSmile
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 9:38AM
Very good candid, Richard. Well spotted.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 1:23PM
Thank you David, good of you to pop in and comment.
billbris 17 3
17 Jul 2006 5:34PM
Nicely observed image - works well in B/W.
Love the cheeky title.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 6:04PM
Thanks Bill - hope the ladies in question aren't on ePzWink
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 10:07AM
A nicely put together candid that gets a click for the title alone. Smile

All the best Richard,

AlanBW 16 20 England
19 Jul 2006 10:24AM
Great candid, love the title. Have a great holiday.
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 10:27AM
A sudden rush on this one! Thanks Alan and Pete.
As for the title, it's one of those images that would suit a caption competition?!
bruce295 16 28 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 9:30PM
Well spotted Richard, defifitely worth a click.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 8:28AM
Thanks Geoff - glad you approve.
ChrisOs 17 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 9:40AM
Oh that is great! Excellent alignment. Well done, best laugh I've had for ages.

ChrisOs 17 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 9:41AM
Oh that is great! Excellent alignment. Well done, best laugh I've had for ages.

rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 10:51AM
Smile Glad to hear that it gave you a chuckle (twice) ChrisWink
Thanks for taking the time to have a look.
xinia 17 54
20 Jul 2006 12:15PM
the title definitely goes with the pic Richard Smile
rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 12:38PM
Smile Thanks Maggie, pleased it raised a smileSmile
dotpix 18 5 Pakistan
21 Feb 2007 8:42AM
Xcllent... Lovely couples and their loveable talks listening one SPY bird... Smile



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