Saturday, January 17, 2009

Camera Critters: Safety in Numbers?

These guys were hanging out by the trash cans at the marina. They keep their distance from the gulls - I assume it's a union thing.



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29 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

This photo works so well in black and white. Nicely done, Di!

I like watching the stupid pigeons in the city. I guess I'm easily amused. ;-)

Dianne said...

pagan - thanks! :)
funny thing here in the burbs - the pigeons don't venture into the backyards - actually they don't come here at all
I assume it has to do with a pecking order that I don't understand
in NY they were everywhere - now I have to visit them

Mimi said...

Probably their break time!

Reader Wil said...

Wow that's a lot of pigeons! Their feathers are all ruffled up, are they cold?

storyteller said...

Where I live we see more seagulls than pigeons ... but they sure don't seem to 'mix' much. My Camera Critters features Molly today at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

NoBS said...

Definitely! The Marina Pigeon's Union is the toughest to crack. They are hard-core union birds!

Dianne said...

mimi - lol - before they went back to work pooping on my car

wil - it was very very windy!! temps in the 30s but the wind chill was wicked

storyteller - they definitely keep away from each other

NoBS - and I bet the gull union has NJ mob ties lol

david mcmahon said...

You certainly captured them well. I noticed very few of them have their necks fully extended.

Really liked the first shot in your sky series too. Great angles.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, must be break time. There sure are a LOT of them. Cool photo.

bobbie said...

a really great shot for Critters.
Do you think the 3 up front are the union leaders, trying to decide what to tell the rest of the guys?

June said...

That or they're trying to keep warm together! Thanks for visiting Spatter...

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

This many pigeons together make me nervous. Unless I have my umbrella.

Very nice. I like it in b&w. Lisa

Sue said...

Very good pic! I like the B/W Thanks for your visit, and have a great rest of the weekend :)

Linda said...

Maybe it's a boys and gulls kinda thing and these guys are the boys?!?

Grammy said...

Thats funny thanks. I love the photo. Have a wonderful week

dot said...

Funny and so are your comments! I can't help but say it because it's true...It looks great in B&W.

Bruce said...

Nice black & white. Very artistic:)

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

I think they just want to blend in with all the other clicks. Maybe these pigeons are part of a 'feather gang'. I love it in B&W.

Indrani said...

Birds of a feather flock together. :)

me ann my camera said...

Definitely for sure. A great picture of a fascinating species who have not received the billing they perhaps deserve. I seldom think to take their pictures. They seem to always spend their lunchtimes together.

magiceye said...

fantastic capture!

Kate said...

These pigeons certainly must feel at home!!

Babooshka said...

Brilliant catch and nicely done in black and white.

Nikki-ann said...

It certainly does look to be safety in numbers! Great shot :)

Dianne said...

david - thanks so much!!

EG - lol at beak time!

bobbie - they do look like ring leaders ;)

june - it was very cold and windy

lisa - luckily they don't like me much but they love my car

sue - thanks :)

linda - boys and gulls!! LOL

grammy - thank you :)

dot - I always get some of the best comments :)
what do you think it would look like in - oh wait never mind lol!

bruce - thanks :)

miranda - there was another group on the other side - maybe they're doing West Side Story? ;)

indrani - I couldn't help wanting them to get together :)

me ann - I have always liked pigeons, maybe because they're the underdogs so often

magiceye - thank you :)

kate - the marina is very bird friendly :)

babooshka - thank you :)

nikki-ann - sometimes there's even more!

Tina said...

haha it looks like a meeting place for them doesent it!

thanks for stopping by my cc :)

Karen said...

Nice black & white shot !!!

Here in Nevada there are not that many unions, so the gulls and pigeons hand out together :-)

Bob-kat said...

It looks like someone has stolen some of their legs. Bad neighbourhood? ;) LoL!

Great shot for the critters. I'm playing too :)

Teena in Toronto said...

That's a lotta bird!

Thanks for stopping by :)