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I was asked by intlxpatr if our white pigeon, Softmint, is my favourite.  I explained that I prefer the "ugly grey ones" and she asked for a good photograph of one.  This is an old photograph, from October 2008, of one of our homer pigeons returning home.  It doesn't look any nicer, nothing can do that, but I hope you agree that a nice moment was captured.

They may not be good acrobats, nor particularly attractive - in fact they're quite boring - but the way homing pigeons navigate and fly home is impressive every time.

Reader Comments (9)

Amazing photograph. The pigeon is so intent on flying to its destination. And the background is very good (both the fact taht it consists of brown buildings and that it is out of focus)

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

And that you, as requested, captured the nobility of his character as he fulfills his mission, and even a glimpse of the sea in the background.

You WAY exceeded this challenge, Bu Yousef!

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

MAshallah, this pic is amazing !!

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbdullah

Amazing shot!

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMacaholiQ8

WOW! :) (short of words)

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker


February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

-- Abid
Thank you for the nice comment. The buildings are actually houses in the distance.

-- intlxpatr
:) Thank you for making me post this...

-- Abdullah
Thank you :)

Thank you :)

-- onlooker
Thank you. Your words are always nice :)

-- Amu
Thank you :)

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

He looks so serious! Or its a she? How can you tell btw? Nice shot ;)

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Semaan

He is... and no-one knows... I've noticed the ones laying eggs tend to usually be females :)


February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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