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Down The Drain?

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 25 October 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Not quite! Probably, the most unexpected sight on the visit to Madison County was this pigeon sitting in the mouth of a storm drain in Winterset, IA.

Part of the Bridges of Madison County series.

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture and traitement

25 Oct 2009 5:26am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce noir et blanc !

25 Oct 2009 5:40am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Nicely done. The close-up perspective and the B&W tones make this shot something out of the ordinary.

25 Oct 2009 5:41am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

Good Job ! what is she doing there ?:D

25 Oct 2009 5:44am

jpdm from Pignans, France

great shot in b&w, it looks so afraid

25 Oct 2009 6:41am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

A nice place to relax? Great capture!

25 Oct 2009 6:43am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice capture, I like the b/w!

25 Oct 2009 6:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a surprise! Good capture and composition. The b/w is very good.

25 Oct 2009 6:59am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great shot!!! Bravo

25 Oct 2009 7:02am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh, truly unusual yes ! But you know they don't have umbrellas and need to protect themselves from the rain... Yeah, I know I'm probably mad... ! ;-)

25 Oct 2009 7:21am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Superbe N&B ! Bon dimanche.

25 Oct 2009 7:23am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful capture and excellent b&w! it looks so scared...

25 Oct 2009 7:51am

Irene from France

Good capture ! I like your B&W

25 Oct 2009 8:26am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice image and presentation

25 Oct 2009 8:39am

maia_t from Cluj Napoca, Romania


25 Oct 2009 9:13am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A cute image, Steve. it must feel safe there.

25 Oct 2009 11:10am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Well spotted..hope the little thing was OK!

25 Oct 2009 11:36am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful catch. Great light.

25 Oct 2009 12:46pm

Don from spokane, United States

I'm afraid this bird has picked a dangerous place to hang out when it rains next! Nice close up. Fine range of tones.

25 Oct 2009 1:19pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

Obviously he was camera shy..! Good observation Steve :)

25 Oct 2009 2:21pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

that's its nest. back off!

25 Oct 2009 2:36pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Scared o the fotographer?

25 Oct 2009 3:05pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What a cute image !! Beautifully captured !

25 Oct 2009 3:13pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

very cute

25 Oct 2009 3:17pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Yes; a surprise indeed! Was it nervous?

25 Oct 2009 3:21pm

@Daryl Johnson: Yes, it was a little nervous. I was pretty close before I even noticed it.

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great shot--I wonder if it was hiding something down there? Pigeon treasure...

25 Oct 2009 4:40pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very beautiful

25 Oct 2009 5:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific monochrome. Superb composition and detail, Steve.

25 Oct 2009 5:07pm

Antoine from France

Thanks for comment and of your passage on my blog. Your photo black and white is beautiful. Antoine.

25 Oct 2009 6:18pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice find !

25 Oct 2009 7:09pm

micke bergling from sandviken, Sweden

Great capture... like it

25 Oct 2009 8:59pm

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

What an awesome capture. He sure was posing for you, wasn't he? I really love the textures here. I want to reach out and touch his feathers.

25 Oct 2009 11:12pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Lovely capture. Black and white gives a very strong effect.

26 Oct 2009 2:39am

One from Açores, Portugal

A great capture in black and white and beautiful post processing, congratulations !

26 Oct 2009 3:39am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

pigeons are strange birds. fun to feed, fun to watch. i wonder what he saw in the drain?
and a great pic. i love how he's wondering what you are doing too.

26 Oct 2009 5:00am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Oh my gosh!! Great capture in b&w!!

26 Oct 2009 6:46am

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice capture !

26 Oct 2009 11:05am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice shot and beautiful BW

29 Oct 2009 5:42am