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Walking through Cornwall Park in central Auckland, New Zealand and came upon these pigeons on the footpath so I set the camera at hip height and at a fast pace walked straight into the flock.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM
Focal length 105mm
Exposure sec.1/1600
Exposure compensation: – 0.33 step.
Picture mode: Landscape
ISO – 800
Shooting mode – manual
Metering mode – spot

Thanks for looking




black and white, crispin gardner, birds, pigeons


  • Cagey
    Cageyalmost 5 years ago

    Superb photography. Love the soft, surrealistic feel. I wouldn’t have guessed that you used 1/1600 sec on the shutter.

  • Thanks Kurt. It was a typical NZ day with the weather….cold, cloudy and lots of showers hence the high ISO and shutter settings.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Tim  Geraghty-Groves
    Tim Geraghty-...almost 5 years ago

    What Kurt said. Nicely executed concept

  • Thanks Tim.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing shot! Crispin amongst the pigeons.

  • Thanks Peter. I do remember having to bang my shoes against the car tyres to dislodge the POO before leaving.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Cheyenne
    Cheyennealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! =)

  • Thank you Cheyenne, appreciated.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • anisja
    anisjaover 4 years ago

    Great tones and a movement.

  • Thanks Anisja, I think pigeons suit B&W.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    really like the different perspective in this shot

  • Thank you Christine, it was exactly the angle i wanted but would have been happier with more pigeons in the top 3rd to get some silhouettes. Thanks for the fav:-)

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 4 years ago

    wonderful motion in the shadows

  • Thank you George, glad you like it.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Karlientjie
    Karlientjieover 4 years ago

    Super shot!!!

  • Thank you Karin.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

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