Waiting for the Birds. Just off Portobello Road. c1976

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♫ Russ Hamer on January 2, 2009

Can I ask who this is?

Rafael (Retrocool) on January 2, 2009

An inspiring photo..

trikermike on January 2, 2009

Touches of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe I think!

VE e e e ry Nice work!

skida on January 2, 2009

Russ: I have no idea as this was a snatched candid shot.

Rafael: Many thanks for you very kind words.

Mike: I had to Google that to see if you were being complimentary. I am honoured.

trikermike on January 2, 2009

You ought to let people know what kind of birds he's waiting for, Keith, not a lot about nowadays, arre there?


skida on January 2, 2009

It would have been sparrows or pigeons in those days but as he will be about 40 now maybe he seeks a different type.

Coal Miner's Boy on January 2, 2009

Are you sure he wasn't looking for his old cock linnet? It looks like he might have dillied and dallied and lost his way.

Here we go - time for some more silliness!

I don't know if you like pantomime. HERE'S my version!


trikermike on January 3, 2009


That's the trouble with these folk who desert the motherland, sida, they have seveere ack of judgment! I know I originate from Cumberland, But it USED TO BE Northumberland, so it's in me heart, y'naa!

C M B That should be enough to fuel the fires of daftness!....if not......

Whaye sum buggar else can hev a torn, like!



trikermike on January 3, 2009

PS In my book, it's pigeons-Doos- 'cos what's he holding?

trikermike on January 3, 2009

AAA naaaa , but de yee naaa?

Coal Miner's Boy on January 3, 2009

The aany way a Geordie woould hev a vacant leuk like that on his fyess is efter ee's ad aboot sivven broon ales, and thisun's ower little. Ee might mannidge fower, but that's aboot all.

So, ee caana be Geordie, arreet?

trikermike on January 3, 2009

Tell yer wat, skida an his worlass is comin' roond the morra, aal ask him, eh?

yer rang like, cos the laads gorra black & white look aboot him, naa whata mean, like? Cheers Marra


izahorizonta on January 3, 2009

Nice photo! Greetings from Serbia!

skida on January 3, 2009

Thanks izahorizonta. It's good to see you back.

Paul and Mike: He is tearing bits off a slice of bread, but the birds won't come down. They are being cautious because they are fairly low in the food chain and it is Notting Hill in the 70s!

Side Note: This was shot less than 500 yards from 10 Rillington Place.

trikermike on January 4, 2009

Thanks skida that's what I had assumed, 'sparras' weregood little pets, but you need a lot of them to make a sandwich!


skida on January 9, 2009

Thank you for the YS, blai. I don't take many "people shots" and I think this is maybe my best.

skida on January 28, 2009

Thanks Billy. A compliment indeed from a person whose portraits I rate highly.

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