Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bird spotters


The nice weather attracts new kinds of bird watchers. This one is the urban kind and he goes out mainly at daylight on sunny afternoons... Sorry, no cultural momentum, no architecture masterpieces and no useful tip today, just a funny pic!

25 comments:

  1. Devant le Jardin du Luxembourg? Les Tuileries? Just curious! :)

    It's a great, fun pic. You should do more of these, we can still see "Paris" in it, you know :)

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  2. That's fun, and sometimes we don't need more than that!

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  3. Well, The Thinker 2007 is still French and still alive and well-- fully clothed-- and living outside of Rodin's house!

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  4. That does NOT look comfortable to me!

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  5. Great photo! This guy is perched like a bird himself! It reminds me of those photos they sometimes show of dog owners and their dogs, where they actually look alike!

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  6. Tres bien!

    He does look like a bird on a wire, even a little hunched over.
    The lines are great the color too!

    Another good composition Monsieur Eric, merci.

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  7. Well, yes, he does look like he's enjoying his afternoon watching "chicks!"

    Luxembourg Gardens?

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  8. as they said... he looks like a bird indeed!
    I like his T-shirt! :)

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  9. man... this guy must have a lot of free time to spare...!

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  10. I'm guessing this is not the Luxembourg Gardens, but given the last two photos, it's from the same side of the road as the Arc de Triomphe looking out. If I'm guessing right, it is either the gate surrounding the apartments on Avenue Hoche or Avenue Wagram we're seeing. Of course, this could be anywhere in Paris and I could be way off.

    I love the title Eric, but it took me several comments here to get to where I understood he was looking at (or photographing?) the "chicks" on the other side of the road.

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  11. Tout est bien propre, pas un graffiti ... le 16ème peut-être? Et le jeune homme, peut-être qu'il s'est installé là avec son ordinateur portable seulement pour obtenir la wi-fi de l'immeuble d'en face?

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  12. Buzzgirl : I wouldn't say that…
    lol

    Eric : You might be quite interested by this man, bird feeding in the Jardin du Palais Royal. He appears there every day at lunch time and walks throughout the garden witha his arms and hands almost covered with moineaux.

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  13. he he!! The lesser known Male Percher. Hilarious.

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  14. Soooooooooo.

    Michael your guess was correct. I took this photo from the center of L'Etoile. - So it's either the 17th, the 8th or the 16th arrondissement, I could not tell.

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  15. Well balanced....photo, guy, chains and all. Strange idea for a "comfortable" place to sit but the birds, human or not, must fascinate the "watcher".

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  16. Et si en fait il aimait simplement beaucoup la sensation de ce plot dans son cul ?

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  17. That's a really great photo!
    Did he notice you were taking his picture?

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  18. Very interesting composition in this shot. You always have such a good eye for great photos!

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  19. Est-i-il le oiseau ou observateur d'oiseaux?

    Moi,je me pense q'il observe les deux "birds" de l'autre côté de la rue.

    C'est français, or nice try?

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  20. Hey Johnnyparsons, I can figure out the French everyone wrote! Hooray for my French teacher! How about you? Vous Tarzan? Moi Jane, still.

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  21. Hey Phx....I have advanced to the next level. I can have an indepth conversation with almost any French three year old and he will understand me....more or less. LOL

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  22. Lol!!!!! And the three yr. olds are the ONLY ones I understand when I am over there!

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  23. Actually phx-cdg, in these comments there is some French you might not want to understand too much LOL.

    No, he did not notice I photographed him and Luggi, well from that angle it's actually difficult to tell what he is really watching!

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  24. Eric, I don't know if you will go back to read this answer to your Sunday comment, but it was Marais's "earther" writing that was my defining translating moment!

    Unfortunately for me, while in CDG,no one talks as slowly as my French teacher. Thanks goodness for those French 3 yr. olds! Unfortunately for the Parisians, my grammar and accent are, well, SCARY!

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