I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Shameless Graffito (N°3)

 
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25 comments:

Sarah Hina said...

Watch out, Fido!

LOL, Seamus! Love the bird's eye view. ;)

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

The last one is really funny. :-)

Lane said...

Ha! The photo is great too:-)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Heh, heh! Very, very funny!

Shameless said...

Sarah - I love the bird that is poised to swoop, waiting to see if a dog comes into view! lol

Bluest B - I suppose it's worth 20 points because they are smaller and move faster! :-)

Lane - That photo was calling out for my treatment. Took it during a trip to NY last year.

Absolute Vanilla - We can almost imagine that they do play these kinds of games, no? Especially savvy New York pigeons! lol

Nothingman said...

Great pic man, makes me wonder where the camera was. or maybe they were very brave birds who didn't mind getting photographed at close angles!

:)

N

Shameless said...

Nothingman - Aha, the secrets of my trade. In fact we were quite close to the pigeons, on an obvseration deck. :-)

Julie said...

Not so much scoop as swoop...?

I like it. Had a couple of years in a small London rag aeons ago and picked up photo tips from the ed....

Shameless said...

Julie - Thanks! I do wonder how many points these pigeons have collected over the years. In fact, what is their lifespan? Are we talking points over five years? Ten? 50?

Marja said...

Ha Ha great seamus. They like cars too especially mine. Maybe bacause there are not so many dogs and people here as in that place.

Richard Womack said...

Love the Birds eye view of the city!

Minx said...

633 Squadron - heh.

Shameless said...

Marja - Cars stuck in traffic are probably too easy in NY! :-)

Richard - Hi and welcome! :-) And it doesn't even look all that polluted up there, eh?

Minx - You know, I think I even heard the orders being shrieked! lol

Julie said...

Life span (pigeon)
'They average 3-5 years in the wild. Captive pigeons can live for 15 years but some have been known to live for up to 35 years.'
Did two minutes (er) flying research and was staggered how many varieties there are...(wikip).
Once strayed into the area of pest control websites for these things. Very series business - the boat bird clackers are a laugh though...adds a whole new meaning to poop deck....

ps Jane Holland is doing poetry exercises shortly at Raw Light if anyone's interested.

Church Lady said...

Makes it even nicer that this is your photo and not one you pulled off the web.
LOL!
:-)

Shameless said...

Julie - Wow, thanks for those figures. Only three to five years in the wild? The poor blighters. Thanks for the tip re Jane Holland. I will check it out! :-)

Church Lady - Hello and welcome!Good to have you call by. Yes, all the photos here are mine. That way there are no complaints about how they're treated! lol

L.M.Noonan said...

next thing...you'll be constructing a coop and keeping the buggers. I hate to break it to you seamus, but pidgeon racing is not coming back into fashion.

Julie said...

.....http://rawlightblog.blogspot.com/

Her Dec 2 post. Exercises this w/e?

Jane used to rank 24th in the world as a woman snooker player...personal profile on her site link is interesting.

Eeee Lad - I remember the local pigeon fancying fraternity up North when I was a kid. My uncle had a coop for 'is fantails a few years ago but a stoat nobbled the beggars... they go for the jugular, of course.... (:

Shameless said...

LMN - Construction already underway in the bathroom! lol We've decided Miss Muffin needs more action in the house!

Julie - Thanks for the tips ... I will definitely check them out. We used to have cages and cages of rabbitsin our back yard! lol It began with me just asking my father if he could buy me just ONE for a present.

Ello said...

Ok lurker delurking to say I love this picture! It reminds me of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoon with a pidgeon over a man washing his car and the pigeon is thinking "You are mine, all mine!" And the one he does where with the bird's eye view of the world where all the people have bullseyes on their heads! Hee hee.

Anyway, love the photo!

Shameless said...

Ello - Hello and welcome! Yes, I've just turned myself in as a lurker over at the Church Lady site too! Thanks to Sarah H and Wayne, who have brought some nice blogs together. I look forward to checking out yours! I'm glad you liked the photo ... it was fun putting it together ... even if children and dogs do come out badly. lol

Ello said...

Yes, I love Sarah and Wayne's blogs also. I've lurked here at your blog ever since Vesper gave me an award which shocked the heck out of me and gratified me to no end. But I have felt too lowly to pass it on. I mean who am I to pass on an award that I feel like I didn't really deserve! (Not that I would ever give it back, mind you!) Seriously, all these great writing blogs are amazing and a wonderful place to learn more about the craft.

And my sister-in-law is a Kiwi also! Making my beloved nephew and niece half-Kiwi's and one of these days I am actually going to get myself all the way over there (but I will need alot of drugs to help me with that flight!).

Cheers!

Billy said...

Cool pic!!!!!!!!

Shameless said...

Ello - Congrats on the award, and I really think you deserve to pass it on. I look forward to checking out your blog in more detail. :-) And hey, a Kiwi connection! Wow ... you really must go there one day. It's a must-see! :-)

Billy - Thanks. And there are plenty more in the vault, waiting to be unveiled. :-)

Jamaican Dawta said...

ROTFL!