Someone needs an Intervention..... by sticksandstones

Someone needs an Intervention.....

In this old flour mill, I found old machinery, old shoes, old engines, lots of rust, bird feces, and graffiti - - but the one thing I did not expect to see was this - - pigeons and Canadian Geese totally coked out on old flour. These birds would jump down into the barrels of flour and just roll around.....dip their tail feathers in, push their whole head down into it (you can see some flour on this one's head), tapdance in it, and especially get their beaks nice and juiced up. It was fascinating to watch. Also, before this particular day, I had never noticed how beautiful a pigeon's eye is....never even noticed they were that beautiful orange color (and maybe only the spazzed out ones have orange eyes....will have to do further analysis).
Wonderful closeup.
June 5th, 2013  
fave!
June 5th, 2013  
what a great story!
June 5th, 2013  
Now that is funny!
June 5th, 2013  
This is just amazing! I would have loved watching the birds' craziness. The picture is perfect -- totally displays the pigeon's state of mind. Or mindlessness. Fav
June 5th, 2013  
Gorgeous! I love the story behind the shot.
June 5th, 2013  
I've seen birds act like that after getting into fermented berries. This guy really looks zonked! Great close-up.
June 5th, 2013  
He is a beauty & a funny tale to go with it!
June 5th, 2013  
Awesome capture Jenny! I love the background story, so funny :)
June 5th, 2013  
Like the crop and dof. Great story too
June 5th, 2013  
wow great pov
June 6th, 2013  
The light and angle and close-up really shows how pretty these birds are.
June 6th, 2013  
Awesome close up!
June 8th, 2013  
gorgeous shot - they do have wonderful eyes and feather colours too
June 9th, 2013  
@mittens thank you!
@nanalisarocks thanks so much for the fav - glad you liked it so much!
@cdonohoue yes.....i was giggling all to myself
@catwoman2 thanks so much for the fav! yes, it was HIGHLY (hehe) entertaining!
June 9th, 2013  
@l2lumom @rvwalker @happypat @lunaksi @jgpittenger @lfrans thank you all for your kind words - @rvwalker interesting that you have seen birds act this way on fermented berries too!
June 9th, 2013  
@marylee thanks....i'll have to admit i had never really noticed the beauty of pigeons much before this day! love the eye color especially!
June 9th, 2013  
@kjarn @gozoinklings thank you - - glad you liked
June 9th, 2013  
Great macro of this pigeon and love your text.
June 10th, 2013  
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