Pigeons on a mission

[Note: I realised too late that I saved the image using non-sRGB colours, so it will seem darker than it actually is unless you are using safari or firefox 3 with colour management turned on]

 

I was wandering from one bus stop to the next downtown on Mission St. and I saw a flock of pigeons on the ground. I knew that they were going to take off in a big flock and that might make a good shot; however, I needed to be close (I only had my 50mm nifty fifty with me), and I needed to be fast (the buggers keep on changing direction). After deliberating for a bit, I simply walked right through the middle of them and off they went. I snapped a few shots as they took off and this was the one that stuck.

 

[edit: hello sfist :)]

 

Flickr Explore: 19/12/08 #492

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Taken on December 18, 2008