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At Hornsea Mere, the old man called out to the bird and it came towards him paddling furiously calling back to him. As it reached the bank he bent and the bird allowed him to stroke its neck. He turned to me and said we're old friends.


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Lindilew



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fluffy
A lovely and touching shot Linda.....I'm glad I'm not the only old codger that talks to the birds and animals....lol......and whenever a bird gives me a picture, I always thank it before moving on.....karma is important....SmileAlan
#1 Sat May 31, 2008 11:30pm

LindaLewis
Yes Alan a one off shot, the kind of shot that that just happens, the right place and the right time. Its like freezing a special moment in time. Linda
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
#2 Sat May 31, 2008 11:40pm

Oly_M
my gosh that is so nice to see and so heart-warming! would have luved to have been there... very special & super timing Linda
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#3 Sun June 1, 2008 12:49am

Beg-Erin
Really like this one a lovely moment captured for ever at these particular moments the Lens is a great thing Thumbs Up! Smile! Wink
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#4 Sun June 1, 2008 8:47am

LindaLewis
Thank Oly_M and Beg-Erin, Yes it was a very special moment.Linda
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
#5 Sun June 1, 2008 1:22pm


If I were on the panel of judges for the contest, I would have pushed for this one to be in the final five. I'm the kind of viewer who is keen on 'that which is other than the norm,' which this is. Since some people post pictures to the blog hoping for thoughts about possible improvement, I offer the thought that perhaps it would be less distracting to clone out the ducks in the background.


Wish I could see things like this more often.


Chris


www.artfulpics.com
#6 Sun June 1, 2008 2:01pm

Oly_M
I couldn't agree more. At times, it seems so completely arbitrary what wins and what doesn't. Periodically there emerges some consistency in repeat winners while other works never enter the playing field. I think I've given up in trying to figure it out, and I don't mean any reproach to anyone I am just sharing how it strikes me...
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#7 Sun June 1, 2008 2:44pm

LindaLewis
Well! I certainly didn't expect this and I am so very touched by your lovely comments. I do not enter the competitions usually because you are all such wonderfully skilled photographers and I have only had the bug 12 months. I just wanted to share this with you all because it was a very special moment and I wish you could have been there to experience it. Thank you so much for your comments, kind regards Linda
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
#8 Sun June 1, 2008 6:16pm

vab
I have just seen this one. Now I know why he was in such a honking hurry. This is unusual - a bird that recognises someone and wants stroked - very lovely. There must have been quite a special bond between them. VivViv
#9 Mon June 2, 2008 9:18pm

LindaLewis
Thanks Viv -yes I have never seen anything like it. I wondered if it had been a domestic pet at some time which he had released on to the water. Linda
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
#10 Tue June 3, 2008 7:29pm

andyfox
I love this one. I wonder if he will ever see this page and what would he say?
I have seen this bond between a seagul and a man in cornwall. Love the story!
I never have a camera with me when somethng like this happens.
Well done.


Regards


Andy Fox


www.andyfox.co.uk
#11 Sat June 14, 2008 7:59pm

Libor
super
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