Saturday, May 31, 2014

Our Pigeons;

Linking this post to "Saturday's critters", "id-rather-b-birdin’ "

This is the pigeon (Rock Pigeon, maybe) we see all around our area. In our city park, they all look really chubby as they are well-fed by the visitors there. They are very friendly following us, or knew we don't harm them.

I was happy seeing these 2 pics have the blurry back. Worth to post (boast) ^^;
I wish I knew how I did it. (even with the close-up, background not always get blurry)

Extra; When I was a child, I thought all birds had bad eye-sight. It was because we call the disease "night-eye" as "bird eye; tori-me, 鳥目".  I remember surprised to know owls and eagles have very good eyes. So different form the idiom "bird's eye view" p;)
I found that it came from the shape of very old Chinese coin look like the bird's eye.

Thank you very much for stopping by.

ps. (written; Saturday Night Japan time) I'll promise to visit you tomorrow. I DO appreciate your sweet comment, friends. 


  1. Lindas! Um beijo, ótimo fim de semana! chica

  2. pigeons are very pretty birds! yay for the bokeh background! :)

  3. Pigeons are really pretty birds despite having a bad reputation here in the USA. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the springtime fences Miyako.


  4. wonderful photos!!
    my goodness..thats a lot of pigeons.
    my husband used to raise them..many different kinds.
    have a lovely weekend my friend!!

  5. Love the pretty pigeons. Yes, I have gotten that kind of background (I think it is called bokeh) by accident too. (I don't know how I did it and still don't.) You made lovely pictures and it doesn't matter how you did it!

    Interesting about the language .. "bird's eye".... Children often take things more literally than they are meant to be taken!

  6. Pigeons are always lovely to watch especially when they are so tame and come close to us even some feeding out of one's hand. Great shots of them. Let me know if you crossed the bridge today with me!. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Hello Miyako, I do enjoy it when pigeons visit our garden too. I always think how gentle they are. Yours have such a pretty iridescent colour on their necks. Your photos are lovely and the little child amongst the pigeons is delightful.
    I am no professional in photography and someone else could explain it in more technical terms, but my Husband once suggested that if I stand further back and zoom the camera in and focus on to a particular subject then the background becomes blurred. I tried it and it works for me. Enjoy your weekend and cheerio for now :D)

  8. The blurred background is very attractive and I love the pretty colored pigeons.. They seem tame and hungry, LOL! Thank you so much for linking up. Have a happy weekend!

  9. Dearest Miyako,
    Beautiful photos of indeed, very well fed pigeons. Well, they are pretty but they also have been over the ages the carriers of a lot of diseases. So they have been fed at times special food that prohibited them from breeding as to limit the infection pressure.
    They don't look the same as rats to most people, yet still they are the very same vectors of lots of diseases...
    Hugs and happy weekend!

  10. Hi Miyako san. The first two pictures look very beautiful with pigeons on focus and blurry background! I don't know how to do it, either, but I find professional photos come out like that often. Other pictures are so lovely, too. Great capture of a little child among these pigeons :-) But, wow, they ARE chubby! They must be enjoying all the food they get!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Miyako san!

  11. Miyako ~ love the pigeons ~ great photos and I see the 'sacred in the ordinary' ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Beautiful photos! Some don't like pigeons at all, but I think they're very pretty.

  13. Nice shots of those chunky pigeons.

  14. A beautiful iridescence around their necks. Lovely shots and nice bokeh!

  15. Hi Miyako san!
    I enjoy your photos a pigeons are lots pretty and about same us same size how complete exhaustion can take away every bit of logical thing
    I just thinking today.
    They has very good eyes I wish to be nice to has tori me ...
    We has raining for about five days..
    Have a beautiful day Otosan tone!

  16. Hello Miyako - lovely photos and you might be able to find your settings used by right-click on the original photo to view PROPERTIES - Photo Exif data. Enjoyed your pigeons.

  17. Dear Miyako,

    I love the photos of the pigeons and yes, they do look like they are fed very well.
    Hope that you are enjoying the weekend dear friend.
    Sending love and hugs

  18. One good post, again!! So lovely instants captured in pictures by you! well done, indeed! Have a great week ahead!

  19. Great colours!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  20. I like these pigeon photos very much!!! They're a community bird here in our area also.

    Love the iridescence you captured with the close up images.

  21. Beautiful shots of the pidgeons.

  22. I've always thought pigeons are beautiful birds, my dear friend, and I love these pictures. I also love what you shared about the birds' eyesight. xoxo