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I put the camera on the ground (with the back screen flipped up) during a recent rainy day visit to London's Trafalgar Square. I hate those stupid pigeons (hence the photo name Ratswithwings) but the photo works.

Photographer: AP Hovasse
Folder: AP's random photos
Uploaded: 18-Jul-2005 16:31 CEST
Current Rating: 8.33/3
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Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/650
Aperture: f 4
Focal length: wide (?)
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 64
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Lots of photoshop toning,
Image resized to: 394x567

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Although the picture seems not to be very sharp, I find the idea inventive and the overall gray contrasts with the red feet.

Udo Altmann at 20:20 CEST on 18-Jul-2005 [Reply]


By the way, I don't like them either ... . It's worth thinking about "unaesthetic" photography

Udo Altmann at 20:29 CEST on 18-Jul-2005 [Reply]


I love it, living and working in London this photo does seem to show the loverly flying rats taking over London ;)

Ben Gaunt at 08:16 CEST on 19-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Rats response

Juan Thanks for your comments and critique. This image has a lot of fringing, the blue/green cast on the outlines especially in areas of high contrast. The original has it, and the work I did in photoshop to reduce the high contrast and backlighting only seems to have brought it out in the final version. I did post the exif settings in the image comments and note with some surprise that my bad habit of putting the camera on P mode, which usually serves me well, caught me out with a shutter speed of 1/650 and f4 at iso 64. I'm a bit puzzled by this but can only blame my laziness. If I had reduced the speed and thereby increased the aperture, I'm sure the quality would have improved. I may hand this off to someone who can do a better job of it as I still really like the photo. Cheers and thanks again

AP Hovasse at 17:02 CEST on 21-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Excellent work, just love it.

Al Barber at 13:26 CEST on 29-Sep-2008 [Reply]