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~Truffelschwein and i stayed across the square or plaza or whatever the fuck it was. we stayed in a very uptight swiss hotel.

i don't think they liked us much. we had one of the biggest rooms they had to offer and they didn't like us.

well ... they were amused.

we were "checked in" by in inordinately tall girl. i asked her if she played volleyball and she said she did.

like i should be fucking surprised.

anyway ... we walked past this goddammed square so many damn times.

there were always people making photos.

there was a chick-shooter doing a shoot with a woman on a vespa.

the model (cough-cough) ... hmm ... it must have been for some modern maturity magazine.

not that i'd turn down their dayrate, mind you.

be kinda fun.

and what the fuck does this have to do with pigeons.

abso-fucking-lutely nothing.

but that square had a lot of the little bastards.

and of the 20 times i walked through it ...

this was the biggest grouping of the gross-ass bastards.

ya' know what i regret? that woman center frame left has a photo of me ... and i would have liked to have seen it.

for some reason, though, my short term memory was acting up and i forgot.

dammit.

leica m6 ttl. 35/1.4 summilx. overcast (like thats a surprise). 1/125th at f5.6 1/2. ilford delta 100 (normal)
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13eni Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It is year 20**
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harera22dec Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
good job
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o0Mirti0o Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
wo amazing shot ;D
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hopeasisko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Pigeons in their natural enviroment. :P

You managed to capture so many into one shot, plus without any of them obscuring the focused two person's faces, that's a real feat! :heart:

:+fav:
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Syb33 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
great
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m0x1e1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
That woman looks like a statue covered in pigeon shit.
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mouzyx33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
this is so pretty xD
surprised that they didn't poop on anybody xD (i think :p)
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XxTransparentxX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love pigeons! :meow:
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inbalz93 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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daertrijckephoto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love pigeons. they're wonderful creatures.
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killythirsk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ow man, sweet...
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swingdancer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Istanbul
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MvMNL Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Photographer
crazy good shot of this flying rats, and hell men that's the Dam famous
"Dam Square". Not some simple plaza.
With the monument on it...i know it's nothing important at all.

The redlight district and the coffeshops (weed) is all what makes Amsterdam interesting.
Because other city's like london, paris, las vegas don't have it isn't?

Still don't understand why that makes Amsterdam famous. That thiny city has so many more to give...
And your photo shows that, that's life... A Dutch life...
thanks men for sharing it.
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Pigeons now a days are carrying such parasites & others.

Now can see why cities enforces - No feeding signs & enforce fines as littering !

:/
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Purwosanti Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
haha
assaulted by rats with wings.
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neets88 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
this is so beautiful.
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student General Artist
hmm..great shot. :0
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UntitledAnonymous Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful.

I want a leica.
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DavidBirch1987 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Great action and a great photograph. David.
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Lohens Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
featured [link]
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saddest-turtle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Photographer
seen this shot before, what an amazing moment. like your stories :) and i really love your gallery and what you do apart from taking commissioned shots ;)
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Necrotike Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
LMAO!!! Great shot! I hate pigeons :P
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ottid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
beautiful...
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EyeMassacre Featured By Owner May 20, 2008   Photographer
a very nice city life shot :D bravo!
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insanecube Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Its makes the effect of a fireworks of pigeons! :D
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cweeks Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
kinda, yeah!
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thayssharumrn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
One of those little bastards pooped in my hair once. It was nasty. But I have to admit, they are kind of cute. :)
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caldjai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007   Photographer
very nice bravo
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grey6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
This reminds me of Hitchcock's "The Birds", great stuff. I hope none of them shat on you ;p
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grey6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Reminds me of Hitchcocks' "The Birds", great stuff. Hope none of them shat on you. :lol:
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scrattletrap Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate and detest those goddamn pigeons, if someone would give me the licence to I'd poison them all.
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FructisIndia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Wow, awesome. The little kid looks scared :XD:
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mrcool256 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
This is so cool, you captured the moment perfectly. I need to go to this place... getting attacked by pigeons actually looks like it could be a little fun. hehe. :D :+fav:
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ChicaLama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007   Photographer
Love it ! And those pigeons are indeed a pain.. I have to pass this square very often :sad:
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Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You slay me...your commentary with your work are great!

Great shot!
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PhotoNerdKelly Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Student
If that's not chaotic, I don't know what is. The DOF definitely adds to it a ton. Nice photo :)
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anisaer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
What a spectacular shot. So many birds. I love how they are all shades of grey...
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underthelayers Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
this looks like my worst nightmare!:S
however great capture :)
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Sigilien Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Ah, now I get at wich spot the pic is taken... Couldnt figure it out...
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Sigilien Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
This is Amsterdam right? Otherwise I am loosing my mind...
I live there:D
Nice pic, yeah Damsquare is always full of those birds.
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Srboraa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007   Photographer
Your photos are great but your comments are so predictable, all this "fuck this, fuck that, nothing surprises me" bullshit, come on give it a break.

Love the photo, very good moment :) .
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edflesh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Cool... i could say more but somebody's probably already said it. Nice Work!
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behin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
love it.
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cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
thanks!
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klefer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007   Photographer
i hate this flying rats!
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cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
um ... i think we all have a distaste for them!
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axa9797 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
lol funny, and a niuce capture
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pi-xxxel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student
amazing photo! :D
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zbyno Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Photographer
perfect
maybe more sharpness to the background
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sk-photo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
your big square there is called "the Dam" funnily enough. very cool place, you can pretty much always guarantee something messed up happening there if you hang around for more than ten minutes.
the madame tussauds in the background is a joke too, waaaay too pricey.

anyhow, cool shot Mr Weeks, i like the look on the fathers face and the way he seems almost framed by pigeons. it's like you had some cartier-bresson style serendipity.

i love your whole europe expedition. top work!
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