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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Bird Lady

Today she was feeding the pigeons at Marble Arch. They know her and flock to her for her breadcrumbs. She feeds them, then sits down to have a cigarette and a bit of a chat.

24 comments:

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

She's adorable! I call my husband the "duck man" because he always visits and feeds the ducks at his work. They see him from afar and start quacking and wait for him...they are so cute!

gogouci said...

Perfect jouranlistic photo. Love the motion of the flying birds.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

She's like that woman in Home Alone 2. I love that someone feeds the birds. Tuppence a bag.

Emre said...

nice catch!

Not quite there yet... said...

Reminded me of "Mary Poppins" song! ..."you know they are smiling...Love the picture!

Ivy said...

I agree, it's a Mary Poppins moment. Nicely done.

Marit said...

Very nice picture. Beautiful!

Babzy said...

nice snap !

gavin hart said...

Nice tight framing, candid catch and I like the movement from the motion blur. Great shot!

Ben said...

Wow, great motion! This remind me my childhood, that chasing those birds, feeding the popcorns at small park (in Japan). Good memories.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is nice that there is a bird lady and that she cares. The photo is really nice too.

Cathy said...

Great photo and story. I'd chat with her.

Peter said...

I have nothing against pigeons, but many people in our cities hate them... so many, too many? Most people would probably not appreciate that you feed them, but how could you be angry with a nice old lady who makes it for their pleasure... and for her own?

Your picture is anyhow really nice!

kanmuri said...

I like how you always take pictures with stories behind them. Good shot!

Babooshka said...

We have bird ladies here. I never see bird men, just bridladies.

The Lone Beader said...

Reminds me of the crazy bird lady in the end of the movie Home Alone 2, Lost in New York! :0

Gillian said...

Hasn't every city in the world got "a bird lady"

Vina Puspita said...

I think, she's a person who enjoys her life in every single time. It shows that she has so much love to share
:)
what a wonderful life

Brian Pigeon said...

Bring it on!

Louise said...

What a perfect capture (and brief narrative)of life. This is so elemental.

Becky said...

What a great shot. I love that some of the birds are in motion.

And of course, now I have the Mary Poppins "Tuppence a Bag" stuck in my head...

/t. said...

nice action

a pic of a smoking
pigeon would be cool, too ;)

/t.

ElleLoup said...

I don't understand the previous comment about a smoking pigeon.

This photo is really beautiful. I haven't read your profile, but I hope you're employed somewhere as a photojournalist.

omami said...

what a great shot!!!

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