A surprising beauty

There is a book project that I’ve been invited to contribute some images for which saw me working through images from the Khutzeymateen and her wonderful grizzly bears this weekend.  Towards the end of the 2014 set, I found this one of a pigeon that had landed outside of the day room I rented between docking in Prince Rupert and flying out later that afternoon.  I had long forgotten about this image but I was struck by the beauty of this bird on today’s perusal.  Pigeon’s can be somewhat funny looking but I find this one to be rather charismatic.  The iridescence in the neck feathers grabs my attention first, but the pattern in the wing feathers holds it.

5 responses

  1. Lovely!

    November 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

  2. I’ve had pigeons move onto my balcony railing and run off the other birds. For months I battled them, and then, strangely, I began watching them and thinking from time to time that they really are rather attractive. My wholly positive reaction to your photo suggests that I’ve grown fonder of them than I’ve admitted to myself. My pigeons thank you for the image, and for stirring those positive feelings!

    November 4, 2018 at 4:21 pm

  3. quite an interesting fellow. i’m glad you found this –

    November 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

  4. There is peace and quiet beauty in this image.

    November 4, 2018 at 2:45 pm

  5. Amazing when we can capture the ordinary and make it extraordinary, thanks to the bird’sactions. Nice capture.

    November 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

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