Action Shots

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I’m still trying to get a decent action shot of the pigeons.

My shots are never sharp enough, though.

And there’s never enough contrast between the background and the pigeons. Pigeons do not know how to compose their flights, apparently.

Here are my most recent efforts.

So, yeah.

What else is going on?

Rehearsal with the orchestra tonight!! Woohoo!!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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6 thoughts on “Action Shots

  1. I love it that you care about your visiting pigeons…they’re such sweet and gentle creatures and get such a “bad rap”. I rescued one in my backyard with a broken wing which couldn’t be repaired by my vet and she lived with me and my two cats for almost ten years. She was such a loving and gentle presence.

  2. I think these photographs are pretty darned good. Non big-city dwellers can be very surprised when they find out about all of the goings-on in the natural kingdom in a big city.

    On TV one time I even saw a presentation about hawks that live on the skyscrapers. Although one sees a lot of hawks in the country, it’s surprising to think of hawks living in New York City.

    The hawk show was also kind of funny. Apparently one male hawk had one family on one skyscraper and yet another family on a different skyscraper.

    So a guy in the program said, “I thought hawks mated for life.”

    And the narrator said, “Hey, this is New York City.” Sort of suggesting that the romantic inclinations of hawks shared something with New York’s citizens.

  3. Ha. Yeah, there are hawk cams around the city.

    But yeah Mavis, exactly. They really are so sweet. I do love them.

  4. Have you ever considered writing a kids’ book for something different & light? I would think the pigeon adopted by Mavis & her cats would make a great, warm story. Maybe the two of you could write it together!

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