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Catch of the day

By GlenD
While at home I often ride into town to meet my lady for lunch and walk over to Lake Eola in Orlando (alway loaded with bread for the birds). On this day we had a couple of children join us as we were mobbed with all kinds of birds. My wife asked them if they wanted to help feed some and began to show the little girl how to hold her hands and let the pigeons feed with some crackers. All of the sudden I hear ah's and giggles so turn around to find about 20 other people joining me in the shoot....must of been a camera club or something, a couple of them so excited they left lens caps where ever they threw them which I did return.
This first shot is the last of the versions I'll upload but the main one I like.
V2 Leigh showing the girl haw to hold her hands
V3 Girl paying attention.
V4 Girl practice run.
Don't be too hard on me, not my norm and leave stuff like this to Alan, Bernie, Proz and many others. Just thought it was a cute shot

Tags: Birds Children Florida Pigeons Wildlife and nature Portraits and people New feather duster orlando Humour and fun

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22 Nov 2008 9:37AM
Not too good at this, must of double clicked and got two of the same shots in the do you delete one? or can you????

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Nov 2008 9:40AM
Lovely collection and delightful images Glen.All is well over here to and saving up for the hols.Do you like Rock music,maybe check out who is on the House of Blues while I am there.Saw Skynyrd ther in 2000.Great stuff.All the best.
lostintime Plus
10 13 5 Germany
22 Nov 2008 9:43AM
What a wonderful series full of life and joy, super timing. Glen.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Nov 2008 9:53AM
Superb series of images, simply charming. Carol
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
22 Nov 2008 9:53AM
Delightful series, very happy captures
22 Nov 2008 9:56AM
Thanks guys, and found where to edit in manage versions sorry for being so thick lol
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
22 Nov 2008 10:08AM
I'm not sure the Pigeon enjoyed the experience as much as the girl did!! Smile

A lovely set of images - perhaps you should change from the 'norm' a little more often! Wink
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
22 Nov 2008 10:09AM
Hi Glen,
Yes they are a lovely set of cute shots well caught. Well done.
The only trouble is I hate pigeons they are what I call
"Rats of the Sky" Carrying all sorts of diseases. But saying that
I can assure you that it does not detract from the pictures.
I do hope that this has not upset you and please don't take it

David Smile
22 Nov 2008 10:09AM
It was fine Karen, it didn't leave untill it had it's crop filled!
22 Nov 2008 10:19AM
Yes Dave, know what you mean about how nasty they can be. Can't get away from them though, as soon as you start feeding the swans and ducks they're right on ya. Parents were there and I hope they cleaned thier hands right away afterwards, there were restrooms right there where we were......not at all offended mate, thanks for your comment
11 1.1k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 10:33AM
I love #3 ! Wonderful
ketch Plus
10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
22 Nov 2008 10:49AM
Good images - (although I thought bloody hell that child is killing that bird - from the thumb) - V3 is a real cracker for me.

Best wishes

22 Nov 2008 10:53AM
Thanks Bev and you gave me a Trophy!!! Cheers
LOL Robert the bird was fine, thanks for looking
22 Nov 2008 12:10PM
great shots braver than me cant get to close get goose bumps
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Nov 2008 1:11PM
V4 is my fav. I love seeing that charming little child having the time of her life smack in the middle of a flock of birds--- now how wonderful could that be!

All great candids!
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
22 Nov 2008 1:18PM
A fun set of shots.

A little dark and over saturated on my screen Glen, - loaded a V1 mod.

22 Nov 2008 2:00PM
Thanks Dawn Jenn and Willie, willie thanks for the mod but that now looks to me like she has some sort of disorder on her legs and the white on the feathers now look a bit burnt, could be the difference in screens, interesting to see how others veiw it?
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
22 Nov 2008 2:49PM
Its definitly monitors then Glen, - have you calibrated yours, - you can use Adobe Gamma, its in Control Panel if you have any version of Photoshop installed.

This is why calibration is important..

22 Nov 2008 3:15PM
I like all four pics Glen, nice to something different from you, although I do enjoy your bugs. Trish
Hows the weather treating you, we are waiting for snow here in the Fens.
A stunning set of shots, love her face in V4 wonderful.

Jean x
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
22 Nov 2008 3:45PM
4 great images Glen, looks like wonderful place, Im sorry to tell you its fish and chips for tea Smile

franfoto Plus
10 2 32 England
22 Nov 2008 4:00PM
Excellent set of candids and what friendly birds.
cjl47 Plus
10 4 3 England
22 Nov 2008 4:21PM
Four lovely shots, well done.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 5:18PM
Great photos, they made me smile. The little one is a cutie,
22 Nov 2008 5:28PM
Lovely set, great title. Sylvia
22 Nov 2008 5:49PM
Thanks you bunch, there's always some one gotta spoil your day ain't there STACE!! hope your chips are all mush and the batter on your fish is soggy lol. Just kidding PM me a sniff would ya!
22 Nov 2008 6:09PM
These are what its all about when your kid.. fantastic shots and very well done Too...
You ask Jay how far we live from Elkins and it is about a 4 hours from where we live. We live in Logan County. He is watching the WVU game..LOL so I have been banished from the room lol
22 Nov 2008 6:29PM
Cracking set of images, nice work.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
22 Nov 2008 6:30PM
A great series Glen. I think my favourite will have to be version 4.The look of expectation on the childs face is a sight to behold. Well done.
Brilane Plus
11 5 12 Wales
23 Nov 2008 12:42AM
A great episode, well presented.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
23 Nov 2008 3:11PM
A lovely set of candids Glen, I think those togs who turned up must have been your fan club who had turned up to watch and learn from the master
23 Nov 2008 10:31PM
amazing set of candid shots, love em all
24 Nov 2008 3:29AM
wonderful and fun set Glen.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
26 Nov 2008 10:29AM
Lovely candids Glen, I really like these.

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