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"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

rem_la from Villiers, France

une scene originale !

7 Aug 2010 5:36am

QB from Canada

This person clearly has an overwhelming love for these birds. And they're not caged. It's a great image and sweet, but unusual at the same time.

7 Aug 2010 5:44am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A magic shot

7 Aug 2010 5:47am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very cool

7 Aug 2010 5:48am

lili from Narbonne, France

Ooooh it's very cute . lucky man !

7 Aug 2010 5:55am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Original, even if me, I would'nt do it :))

7 Aug 2010 5:58am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thats interesting, good capture

7 Aug 2010 6:03am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

WOW what incredible shot!!!! Awesome

7 Aug 2010 6:09am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, great catch!! Amazing find and your colors are excellent. This is quite something to see. Tongue feeling is a new one for me. :)

7 Aug 2010 6:10am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Cool!!. There are very original personages. Well seen!

7 Aug 2010 6:26am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, that's some technique for bird feeding. Great clear, colorful shot. But, the more I think about it, the more I think about bad bird-borne diseases. That person is courageous ! :-)

7 Aug 2010 6:31am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I've never seen anything like that! How original, and alovely shot to boot!

7 Aug 2010 6:43am

Marie LC from France

A little bit worried all the same the character what can understand ! Nice natural shot.

7 Aug 2010 6:44am

k@ from Paris, France

A perfect timing for this image. A little disgusting to imagine the birds eating from his tongue :) but well, if he likes it and at least, seems his own lil'birds and not dirty pigeons from the street. A cool scene from the great show Life proposes, daily. Have a great w-e*

7 Aug 2010 6:47am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great capture....

7 Aug 2010 6:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*****

7 Aug 2010 7:07am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Cute!! And what a timing!

7 Aug 2010 7:20am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Really well captured! I don't think I could do what this lady is doing though ;)

7 Aug 2010 7:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional shot yet again.

7 Aug 2010 7:23am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Lovely Shot...

7 Aug 2010 7:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite un excellent samedi !

7 Aug 2010 7:33am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The beautiful carolinas well accompanied by a kind gesture. Food is a pleasure. They are very intelligent animals. I have six at home and also raised ... half were also free ... in a huge cage! They did us a lot of company! I love this sweet image and is very well composed! Best regards Mariana! A nice work!!!

7 Aug 2010 7:37am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wow this is quite a portrait!

7 Aug 2010 7:41am

Oscar from Espira de l'agly, France

:O strangely...

7 Aug 2010 7:48am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

not the easier (and healthy ) way for bird feeding ... but a nice shot

7 Aug 2010 7:48am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

WHAT....A....SHOT!!!! a great capture of this wonderful lady with such touching compassion for animals! Well done!

7 Aug 2010 8:39am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


7 Aug 2010 9:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Each to their own I guess :) Nicely portrayed

7 Aug 2010 10:35am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

This is a little strange, but great picture.

7 Aug 2010 10:40am

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

Very interesting photo but the act itself is way beyond my own personal boundaries. There would be birds starving if they had to wait for me to feed them this way.

7 Aug 2010 11:26am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Puts a smile on face. Gr8 capture. :)

7 Aug 2010 11:31am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Where DO you find these incredible photo-opps?

7 Aug 2010 1:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very cool and interesting shot

7 Aug 2010 2:29pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Nice picture, Mariana. I like the spontaneous gesture of the man, his naturality...

7 Aug 2010 3:17pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Absolutly fabulous, i love it !

7 Aug 2010 3:29pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Oh, yes - yes - yes. Sometimes, its the little things - I love the reflections in his glasses. This is wonderful, Mariana.

7 Aug 2010 3:54pm

masuod from tehran, Iran

beauty shot
nice job

7 Aug 2010 4:05pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

unas carolinas agradecidas por la comida, me gusta el color, gran imagen!!

7 Aug 2010 4:34pm

Emmeji from France

Oh, c'est trop mignon ! et elles se reflètent dans ses lunettes ! :))

7 Aug 2010 4:56pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran


7 Aug 2010 6:50pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Oh my god. Don't think I can do that!

7 Aug 2010 7:20pm

@Xerophytes: you never even try, but tell me if picture is cool or not ;)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Apprivoisées au point de venir manger sur sa langue. Je ne suis pas du tout sure que moi j'aimerais cela, mais à regarder, c'est attendrissant. Une image pleine de vie et de couleurs.

7 Aug 2010 7:42pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Insolite. Belle capture.

7 Aug 2010 8:29pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

Francesco di Assisi probably was one of her ancestors ... you caught a very sensitive moment, Mariana

7 Aug 2010 9:32pm

@R.J.Dee: hey you :)) I miss you ! Why not on Am3 more often ?

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a lovely shot! well timed again!

7 Aug 2010 9:36pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

It's love! :-)

7 Aug 2010 10:30pm

@MadScientist: thanks god somebody ( you ) understand it :)) Sure, it is love ;) He has 14 of them :)

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

NO WAY! I can't wait to show this to my friend Christine...she is terrified of birds and this will blow her mind. hahah

7 Aug 2010 10:46pm

@Amanda: maybe she will forget about her fear of birds :) she just needs to stare at this picture and imagine herself being here, instead of Franklin ;)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I could never do this....unbelievable!

7 Aug 2010 10:58pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: nothing scary ... just very lovely and amazing :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This is great. What a marvelous capture.

8 Aug 2010 1:02am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Oh, goodness...not for me:-)

8 Aug 2010 2:21am

@sherri: ????

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Now, I've seen everything! O.K., almost everything. Great shot.

8 Aug 2010 2:46am

@Steve Rice: I call it love :) And yes, Franklin has 14 birds, talks to them, love them like his babies. Today I saw him again in downtown and I loved him again for his enormous love for his pets ;)

Julie from Easton, United States

What a nice find! You can see the birds really enjoy him!

8 Aug 2010 3:14am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Oh how cute .. nice photograph .. well done !

how do u find such interesting subjects !? :)

8 Aug 2010 3:23am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

very wise words from Andre Kertesz here i enjoyed reading and viewing ur capture thats goes well with it.

thank you for sharing

8 Aug 2010 3:27am

@Othersideblue: Somehow I feel so close to his words .... well, my pics are far from his.. ha ha .. but I could not find better words to explain what I am doing while talking pictures ... ;)

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

actually, thats how birds feed eah other. if they like you, they will vomit food up. it's a sign of love among birds, to feed each other. so feeding a bird with yout tongue is also an expression of love. it is not so strange to birdlovers to experience this behavior.

8 Aug 2010 4:16am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot..
but that to me is bravery!!!
Very interesting subject and timely capture..

8 Aug 2010 4:35am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Just had to come back for another look!

8 Aug 2010 4:40am

@Skyriani: hey , thanks a lot ;) I saw Franklin today again and told him his picture is on my page . He is so happy ... million times he said - thx dear, thx dear ;) Today all his birds were on my shoulder :)

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

One more time you were here at the right moment and you give us a very sensitive picture ..the words you join, are for you my dear !!! Have a beautiful sunday !!!

8 Aug 2010 9:05am

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

A great shot and so interesting. The woman looks so kind.
have a nice day

8 Aug 2010 12:00pm

Stef from in my head, France

dieu parle aussi au animaux^^

8 Aug 2010 3:44pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent shot ! Had never seen sth like this before, nicely captured !

8 Aug 2010 7:14pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I adore birds, but am not sure I would want them to eat off my tongue. This must be a wonderful man. It surely is a wonderful photograph.

8 Aug 2010 8:56pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful shot, she's like mother for these birds!

9 Aug 2010 10:52am

Becky from los angeles, United States

absolutely fabulous!

9 Aug 2010 5:01pm

rian from fullerton, United States

um.. ew? well, to each his own, i guess.. :D

9 Aug 2010 5:04pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Now that must certainly be fun.

10 Aug 2010 6:06am

@Ajay: oh, he always has a lot of fun with his birds. Now tell me please what is wrong with my last picture - portrait of this gorgeous lady ???

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

How happy he seems ! Nice capture !

10 Aug 2010 11:31am

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Great scene! Amazing

10 Aug 2010 1:40pm

JOSE LUIS BERNAL from Jerez de la Fra. (Cádiz), Spain

Me encanta. Felicidades por la foto. Buena composición y colores.

10 Aug 2010 7:10pm

Faëlle from Lyon, France

Excellent, et quel titre!

10 Aug 2010 7:28pm

Riccardo Orioni from Brescia, Italy

I think your portraits are very interesting. you have a good eye to take the right subjects at right moment.

11 Aug 2010 11:26pm

@Riccardo Orioni: thanks Riccardo :) My portraits are more professional than interesting ;)) Well, not my opinion, but opinion of other professional photographers .

Riccardo Orioni from Brescia, Italy

ok, professional. I don't like the word "professional" ;)
with "interesting" I mean "non-ordinary" :) bye

11 Aug 2010 11:54pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful capture! You have certainly captured a very interesting moment!

12 Aug 2010 12:53am

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow, that's how much he loves his birds? great way of showing love to other creatures. a moving photograph Mariana.

12 Aug 2010 3:11am

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26 Aug 2010 1:13pm

asemane from tehran, Iran

rapturous for me. like it
I always imagine feeding a bird in my hand but not with tongue.

2 Sep 2010 12:43pm

@asemane: i do not care how he feeds his bird, he or anybody else . I love this picture . thx for stopping by !

1/250 second
ISO 400
135 mm