The Old Lady and the Birds

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    I was wandering quite aimlessly around Kazimierz, the old Jewish district in Krakow, when I noticed someone taking photographs of the side of a building. As often happens I looked up to see what the subject was that had so captivated so many happy-snappers.

    The old woman looked so happy feeding the pigeons (despite the fact that they're horrid creatures), and had such a wonderful expression. She saw us photographing her from below, and still she seemed kind and natural and not at all annoyed, which is a real rarity I think.

    So this is dedicated to her, to the mystery woman, for giving to me such a magnificent scene to shoot. I only hope I've done her justice.

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    1. PuppiesAreProzac 72 months ago | reply

      Great picture! Your photo has been featured at Puppies Are Prozac with attribution on this page: Thanks for offering the CC license!

    2. pondage 71 months ago | reply


    3. besfort z 71 months ago | reply

      wow! great capture!
      id hate to be her though!

    4. Claudete Dorocinski 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kultura Polski (Cultura Polonesa), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Just Madi 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Old Soul, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. u c c r o w 71 months ago | reply

      impressive indeed...

    7. Agnieszka G. 71 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot and the whole story ! Well deserved Explore !!!! Congrats !!!!
      Seen in

    8. mmatasic 71 months ago | reply

      This is a great photo. I like the story in it and how the old lady is smiling... :)

      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    9. Cerilka 70 months ago | reply

      I love Kazimierz and I loved this photo!
      Amazing capture!
      Nice to meet You!

    10. Dan McKechnie 70 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful.

    11. pompey shoes 70 months ago | reply

      You have definitely done her justice, its a superb shot!

      Seen in a discussion of Super Hero Challenges. (?)

    12. jodexena 68 months ago | reply

      Great composition, from the color to the subjects, timing was perfect and as an artist I gotta say that this pic can stir emotions it can make me really happy or sad, mostly happy for the old woman and for the birds that enjoy that connection, by the way I do not for one second think that pigeons are horrid animals, they are pretty smart but their only mistake is to get too close to humans and trust them, with dire consecuences, I find them smart, loving and beautiful birds. Why would they be a worldwide sign of peace then? Just give them a chance and know them before a negative conclusion..otherwise cheers for a job well done

    13. let_it-be 65 months ago | reply

      great PHOTO!



    14. Iota- 48 months ago | reply

      Such a lovely photo and what a charming lady!

    15. DearNewton [deleted] 35 months ago | reply


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