This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 28, 2017.
A popular meeting place near the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, is the bronze equestrian statue of Charlemagne and his guards. It’s popular because it’s easy to find and shaded for some respite on hot sunny days. Notre Dame and its surrounding area is also popular with wedding photographers. Did I mention that there are a lot of pigeons there? They like the area around Charlemagne, too. The last time we were there, a wedding photographer was directing his young clients to run through the massed pigeons on the ground, so that he could get an action shot of them framed by the startled flock. Needless to say, this took many tries (the groom was a slow study), but the pigeons obligingly settled back on the ground after each try. The photo below shows the couple checking the results with the photographer after the latest attempt.
This photo was taken on September 19, 2016. Specs are:
Canon 100D, ISO 800. f/14, 1/640 sec, 41 mm