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Synanthropic Species

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 26 May 2008 in Animal & Insect.

This pigeon had a little shower at the small fountain that is attached to Father Rhine's monument.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful detail. I like composition,colors and also curves and contours of this part of sculpture. And the pigeon seems to be happy like a fish in water (french expression : heureux comme un poisson dans l'eau)

26 May 2008 8:06am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you! The same proverb also exists in German ("sich fühlen wie ein Fisch im Wasser"); that pigeon was indeed soaking wet :-)

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nice,I like the flowing water.

26 May 2008 8:49am

@Anthony Lambert: The pigeon was nice enough to wait a bit, so I could make my photo. Then it flew away :)

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Amazing graphical image with the water etc. The pigeon makes this is a real beauty.

26 May 2008 11:10am

@Observing: Thanks, Mike! Birdie had much fun, it was a joy to watch :)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Even pigeons want a bath from time to time! the fountain has beautiful lines, looks almost like a marine creature decorated with leaves. The curving lines are caressed by the water and the various hues of colours enhance it so much more.

26 May 2008 2:18pm

@Japanalia: That's a small fountain at the Rhenus statue, situated at the Ständehaus I posted two days earlier. Quite the right place for such a bucolic scene :-)

Tracey from White Hall, United States

A bird has to bathe too! I almost missed the bird at first glance as all of the lines and details in the fountain provide hi quite the camouflage!

26 May 2008 3:06pm

@Tracey: Next time I'll take a white pigeon :-D
Really, this one had fun and didn't fly away until quenching her thirst and having a shower. Very enjoyable :)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The pigeon seems quite proud.

26 May 2008 4:23pm

@JoeB: I would be proud too - with these red eyes and feet! :-)

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Just beautiful - nice colors, like the water too )

26 May 2008 5:11pm

@Ina: Thank you! On that hot day I could have had a shower too!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Sehr schöner Schnappschuss!

26 May 2008 8:15pm

@Michael: Dankeschön! :)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice curves lines. The pigeon seems to enjoy a shower...

26 May 2008 11:26pm

@akarui: I would have enjoyed a shower too, because it was a hot day :)

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Pigeons love fountains the world around.

27 May 2008 2:24am

@Doug: I think this is a regular visitor of that fountain :)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

He seems to regard you with some suspicion.

27 May 2008 10:38pm

@Twelvebit: You would do so too if I would be standing in front of you, fiddling with my camera :-D

Kulikowski from Ostroleka, Poland

Absolutnie fantastyczne!

31 May 2008 6:13am

@Kulikowski: ...without any trouble: point and shoot. A lucky moment! :)