pigeons in the park

pigeons in the park

2011-02-01

San Jose has a little paved square above the Museo de Oro, which is filled with tattered pigeons tailing children with baked goodies. The birds form a rag-tag band, asymmetrically decorated with red, white, black and shimmering rainbow in dots and splotches; they gave the overall impression of having been recently relocated from Chernobyl. Some research reveals there's great regional variation in pigeon plumage, and even environmental factors can affect the plumage a given bird grows year-to-year. And while I wouldn't be surprised if St. Mark's Square manages its pigeons in some way, while San Jose surely doesn't, still, I'm very curious why these pigeons looked quite so irregular. Any biologists out there?

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Capture Date: 2011-01-04 18:02:44
Camera: NIKON D5000
Focal Length: 62 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 1250

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pigeons in the park

pigeons in the park

2011-02-01

San Jose has a little paved square above the Museo de Oro, which is filled with tattered pigeons tailing children with baked goodies. The birds form a rag-tag band, asymmetrically decorated with red, white, black and shimmering rainbow in dots and splotches; they gave the overall impression of having been recently relocated from Chernobyl. Some research reveals there's great regional variation in pigeon plumage, and even environmental factors can affect the plumage a given bird grows year-to-year. And while I wouldn't be surprised if St. Mark's Square manages its pigeons in some way, while San Jose surely doesn't, still, I'm very curious why these pigeons looked quite so irregular. Any biologists out there?

EXIF

Capture Date: 2011-01-04 18:02:44
Camera: NIKON D5000
Focal Length: 62 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 1250

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