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Pigeon framed by arch of Pulteney Bridge

Cheers for the tip Alex!

 

I have run a couple of noise filters in Photoshop and given the background a combination of radial blur (to give the impression of a 'zoom' motion) and gaussian blur (to make the radial blur more subtle)

 

I was standing by the beer garden of The Boater, Bath, snapping randomly as birds did the rounds of the weir. I'd got about 30 photos, and they were all rubbish. Seemed like I was never going to get a decent one. Suddenly a single pigeon hopped off the top of the bridge and flew towards me. I think he'd spotted my giant traditional steak pastie. Gave me a great photo opportunity.

 

The bird, along with several of his buddies were destroyed by Bath City Pest Control just moments later. Then they started on the swans. It was ugly.

 

I just couldn't watch when they caught the poor dolphin

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Taken on May 14, 2005