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The birds lover by daaram The birds lover by daaram
I've seen this man feeding the pigeons every time I went to Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral since several years but I've never taken any picture of him. At D.A since a few times I discovered several pictures showing this old man, two of them received a D.D, so when a few days ago I went to Paris with my lover I said to myself that maybe we'll see him and I will take a picture. I was taking pictures of kids feeding the birds in front of the cathedral's entrance when he came to us posing in a very spontaneous and kind way exactly like on the photos which received those D.Ds...I was amazed and I took this picture...that's the story.

Photo: March 2008
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:iconastranat:
Astranat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ah, have already seen this guy on other photos of french :D
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glunac Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
Linked [link]
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:iconeoh2012:
Eoh2012 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   General Artist
Très belle photo!
:sun:
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup Eoh ! :-)
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
So cute! :)
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:iconf1utterby3:
f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the expression and emotion in this piece is amazing! The birds are absolutely stunning by themselves, and being embraced by the man makes the image so powerful!
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much ! :-)
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:iconnile-paparazzi:
Nile-Paparazzi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He's a friend of mine
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Je viens de voir que tu avais également des photos de lui sur ta galerie ! j'ai malheureusement appris la disparition de cet homme par un autre photographe sur D.A il y a quelques temps !
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:iconbumblebeemarmalade:
bumblebeemarmalade Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
If only everybody had such a warm heart :)
Beautiful photgraphy
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for him ! :-)
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:iconv-iris-v:
v-Iris-v Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
This is a beautiful touching picture of beautiful heartwarming person.
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much !
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:iconphillymarx:
PhillyMarx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
this may actually be my favorite photograph ever. Can't really explain why,
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much ! it makes me happy !
A part of you, of your childhood or/and your reminders must be somewhere in this photo.
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sadly the gentleman has died. Both pigeons & humans will sadly miss him. A great character :nod:
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Nile-Paparazzi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is true
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose::(
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your very kind message. I am really sad to know about this very bad news ! I only took several pictures of him years ago and showed this one on the web, but he became like a part of my visual universe and a member of my imaginary family. A lot of pigeons & sparrows must be sad today. Can I ask you how did you know about his death ?
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the members here on dA told me. He became friends with him over the years he knew him.
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:iconnile-paparazzi:
Nile-Paparazzi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know him too
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen your shots of him :nod: But no more :(
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
I see ! thanks a lot to give me those news even if they are sad.

All the best for you ! :sun:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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MissAcoustic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is wonderful. I'm such an animal lover and I absolutely adore birds. I grew up on a bird farm with my grandfather and so it reminds me of him and all the memories.
This gives me goosebumps. :heart:
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your nice comment ! I'm glad that this picture is touching you so much ! :-)
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MissAcoustic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Not a problem! :heart:
And me too! (:
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tipoons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Belle photo, pleine de sensibilité, de tendresse ... très touchante.
L'angle de vue souligne cette forme d'intimité et de proximité entre
eux, c'est un bon choix photographique. Les couleurs sont pures,
simple et presque vieillies par le temps, tout comme cet homme.

Je me souviens également l'avoir vu à Notre Dame il y a deux ans,
mais pas l'hiver dernier ... Très belle photo quoi qu'il en soit :clap:
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup pour ton jolie et gentil commentaire !
Je crois que cet homme reste là tout au cours de l'année, presque jour et nuit à s'occuper des pigeons et à (souvent) poser pour les touristes et les photographes ! :-)
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KaheriynneAnne Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Great job!! :D Very cute :) This reminds me of one of mine of a bird man also: [link]
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blindingraven Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely :)
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:iconnukeleer:
Nukeleer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
i love him <3
i wish pigeons would cuddle with me c:
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment !
Yes, it must be a nice experience to have birds coming to eat in your hands :-)
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Nukeleer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
yup! ...say, do you know the guy's name? and is he still alive? :3
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes I know the name of this Parisian guy. I suppose and hope that he's still alive !
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Nukeleer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
that's cool! ^^ cuz i'd love to visit him
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done-for Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
hi, i juust love the photo, cuz i love the man, i think he's a very interesting character of daily life, he makes me feel melancholic, but makes me smile anyways :D
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
featured [link]
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hiya :aww:
Just letting you know this has been featured in MY JOURNAL

Thank you, and take care :D
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silverspirit40 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I saw this man when I went to Paris two years ago. He makes me feel sad and happy at the same time, if you know what I mean. ^^; Great shot.
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
I felt the same than you when I first met him. before that, I saw several portraits of him at D.A. He is posing for so many people, several photographers received D.Ds and prizes on the web thanks to him and he doesn't know about this at all I suppose. Last time I went to Notre Dame Cathedral but he wasn't there !
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MiSs-Smile1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Awesome.
+fav =p
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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arternative007 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009   Digital Artist
brilliant.
awesome focus & colors!!!
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
hi!your work is featured in my journal:)
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:iconbutterflyskiss:
butterflyskiss Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
This is so cute. We have our own bird man too. Walks down the street throwing bread to the crows and seagulls. :aww:
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:icondaaram:
daaram Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for your nice comment ! :-)
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butterflyskiss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
No problem! It's so cute!:aww:
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:iconbraama:
Braama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
aw gezz thats going to be me when I'm 50.
Oh well my bird friends will keep me company.
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Itsredribbon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   General Artist
Simply Beautiful
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