Feeding time, pigeons and a very shy woman in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens on a frosty afternoon.

Number of views at 26/11/2010: 2066

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Hungry throng, pestering in the Glasgow chill; a ragged group of afternoon friends. “See you, hen? You’re pure brilliant.” “I love the sunflower seeds.” Flash of purple amid frantic wing-beats; welcome colour on a grey day.

Home later to four walls, the BBC and cheese on toast.

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Image Copyright Duncan Waldron © 2008
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Comments

  • Adrian Donoghue
    Adrian Donoghuealmost 7 years ago

    Lovely mood captured here Duncan.

  • littlejohn
    littlejohnalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely tonal range. I like the subject and the movement implied by the birds.

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks :-) I was after just enough movement in the wings. I like the single bird on the right – seemed to be a loner (or not hungry).

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardalmost 7 years ago

    The best compositiion of all and an untouched photo,beautiful scenery.

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks again micmac – you’ve been busy today ;-) And you’re right – it is untouched apart from slight brightness/contrast adjustment & dust retouching.

    I have printed this on several occasions, and each time, have chosen a slightly different composition, but this is the most recent ‘incarnation’.

  • Trinx
    Trinxover 6 years ago

    I really like the mood and comp here, beautiful atmosphere.

  • Thanks Tom, appreciate the feedback.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • dairygirl08
    dairygirl08over 6 years ago

    beautifully captured

  • ccdoh1
    ccdoh1over 6 years ago

    she looks lonely, but then she does have pigeons to play with, nice atmosphere

  • David Reid
    David Reidover 5 years ago

    Nice shot, lovely atmsphere. Is this recent? I haven’t ever seen the place so quiet!

  • Thanks David. This was about 1978/9, just before Christmas.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • docophoto
    docophotoover 5 years ago

    Such a gentle image, beautifully composed. Well deserved home page. Congratulations.

  • Thanks doco – t’was a pleasant suprise indeed :)

    – Duncan Waldron

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