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This was taken on Kraków market square when my son was feeding the pigeons. This moment was captured when one of the pigeons flew into the air to get that one ...
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This was taken on Kraków market square when my son was feeding the pigeons. This moment was captured when one of the pigeons flew into the air to get that one seed that you can see between his fingers. The pigeons made the water droplets fly into the air.
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59 Comments | Report
kjer_mariano
 
kjer_mariano November 26, 2015
stunnin
Iwona
Iwona December 08, 2015
thank you :)
JanSkyByPu
 
JanSkyByPu November 26, 2015
love this!!!
Iwona
Iwona December 08, 2015
thank you :)
alessandropo
 
alessandropo December 06, 2015
Great shot. Great colours.
Iwona
Iwona December 08, 2015
thank you :)
MKoelen
 
MKoelen December 09, 2015
Awesome shot; imho really difficult to get the subject sharp. Also like the the bit desatuerated toning. Perfect!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake December 20, 2015
Lovely image ! Congrats !
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair December 25, 2015
Lovely!
danrowe
 
danrowe December 26, 2015
cool capture
nicofurious
 
nicofurious December 27, 2015
Lovely composition !!!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 December 27, 2015
Superb capture!
Thomas_Knox
 
Thomas_Knox January 04, 2016
Great picture(s), I love your gallery. Amazing work!
augustinpopa
 
augustinpopa January 07, 2016
Great!
Tamara-N-Photography Ultimate
 
Tamara-N-Photography January 07, 2016
Love this one :-)
Tamara-N-Photography Ultimate
 
Tamara-N-Photography January 07, 2016
You can also send this one in at the contest :"Open wings"
LynFabryPhotography
 
LynFabryPhotography January 10, 2016
Brilliant!!
lizvantonder
 
lizvantonder January 18, 2016
Gorgeous!
paladin Ultimate
 
paladin January 23, 2016
Love the composition, excellent use of shallow depth of focus to emphasize your subject!
animals
 
animals January 27, 2016
beautiful
tammyswarek Platinum
 
tammyswarek January 30, 2016
This is perfection!
Kimy12
 
Kimy12 January 30, 2016
Beautiful Shot !!
Nitka
 
Nitka February 06, 2016
Congratulations Iwonko for yet another win! Well deserved!
paularogner
 
paularogner February 16, 2016
Magical.
Jennace
 
Jennace March 27, 2016
Magnificent
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 28, 2016
Love it !
NBPixarena
 
NBPixarena August 28, 2016
Awesome
Magical Shot
magorzatakuriata
 
magorzatakuriata October 06, 2016
uwielbiam to zdj?cie :)
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 October 07, 2016
awesome shot...
paulfrohlich
 
paulfrohlich November 01, 2016
Wow! Beautiful moment in a beautiful light
iluv2shoot
 
iluv2shoot November 15, 2016
Beautiful capture and congratulations!
emonsphoto
 
emonsphoto December 11, 2016
awesome.
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett December 13, 2016
Perfection
ManonPhotography
 
ManonPhotography December 14, 2016
Great shot!
trexkamal
 
trexkamal January 07, 2017
Splendid shot
Gabriele69 Platinum
 
Gabriele69 January 12, 2017
Absolutely beautiful
beckyreding
 
beckyreding January 16, 2017
WOW!!
nehapathak
 
nehapathak March 09, 2017
I am amazed!
aylacroft
 
aylacroft March 12, 2017
This is really stunning
tashka
 
tashka March 27, 2017
nice. what lenses did u use?
embas Platinum
 
embas May 08, 2017
what a photo
mtdoc
 
mtdoc August 29, 2017
awesome!
mtdoc
 
mtdoc August 29, 2017
awesome!
CatWezel66
 
CatWezel66 December 08, 2017
Perfect ????
sari29
 
sari29 December 13, 2017
Great Shot.
Katnott
 
Katnott January 05, 2018
Awesome photo Great capture!
JulieTennant1
 
JulieTennant1 January 19, 2018
Really cool photo. Creatively shot
annbowman_2734 Platinum
 
annbowman_2734 January 28, 2018
Well done... love this!
fabs
 
fabs February 13, 2018
Beautiful capture
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw February 23, 2018
Wow, what a shot
capturedbyken
 
capturedbyken March 08, 2018
My Goodness!!!
ninanedelcheva
 
ninanedelcheva March 16, 2018
Perfect
RTDPhotos PRO+
 
RTDPhotos April 18, 2018
Truly beautiful
buyurgent
 
buyurgent August 11, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
buyurgent
 
buyurgent August 11, 2018
amazing
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady August 11, 2018
Magical like a Christmas moment Ilona
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 11, 2018
What an awesome photo!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography August 12, 2018
What an amazing image! The lighting and composition is amazing!!!
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar October 31, 2018
Awesome
alonalarionova
 
alonalarionova November 08, 2018
beautiful !
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer December 09, 2018
Very nice so sweet composition
WhenLeeIsFree
 
WhenLeeIsFree April 17, 2020
Magical capture. I love the edit also. Great work.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Cracov's market square.
Time
As far as I remember it was late afternoon on a gray and rainy day.
Lighting
There was no additional lighting, only available light coming from the sky, stalls and lamps on the market square.
Equipment
I used my Sony A7 and Samyang 85mm 1.4 lens. No additional equipment was used.
Inspiration
This was taken very spontaneously when my son was feeding the pigeons, so there was no planning before. This was a case when a lot of circumstances came together making the photo special- the rain, the pigeons and his calm expression. I think I was very lucky to capture those elements together in one shot
Editing
I did a lot of work on the colors. The original photo was rather gray. I had to work on the background to make the subject stand out. There were a lot of distractions that needed to be removed. I took this photo in September and tried to edit it right away but I was not happy with the result. So I left it for some other time. Then started all over again in a few weeks but I was still not satisfied. Finally in November I felt like I found a way to make that photo pop. I edited it and was finally happy with it. I uploaded it privately online and spend a week looking at it on different screens (my phone- for first impression, 49 inch TV for details) and was making little corrections of colors, contrast and things like that.
In my camera bag
I usually have my Sony A7, Samyang 85mm1.4, Zeiss Sonnar 135mm 1.8 and Sony 50mm 1.4 but when I go walking with my kids I carry only my camera with me. I belive the best lens is the one I have on my camera right now :)
Feedback
When working with kids all shots come very spontaneously. Be ready to take a shot whenever you see something interesting is happening. Don't worry too much about the equipment and settings. Observe the kids. Look for emotions, body language, composition. Be aware what can and what can't be fixed in post production. Take a lot of photos. You never know when the ultimate scene will happen. And don't force your kids o pose. If they are not in the mood- put your camera away- there will be plenty of time later!

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