Seagull and Georg Breusingpromenade.

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Comments (7)

c.s. on March 18, 2008

Taking into account that you were on the internet in the middle of the night, you're an early riser.

I must quit it for a few hours, it's dinner time here.


christian caffin on March 26, 2008

Beautiful docile bird. I have a friend to present to him. Cheers. Christian

c.s. on March 28, 2008

Hello Christian, bonjour. Well, you know how seagulls are, they will notice if you've got a piece of bread in your hand. In the event that such is not the case, you are no more interesting, and they will fly away to the next mooring-post. But none of them are fond of being photographed.

Your family portrait set in motion a chain of thoughts about the "rabbit's ears". No idea how it is really called in English, I even do'nt know the Dutch name for it, if there is any. What I know is that all over the world children (and a few grown-ups) are doing the rabbit just playfully teasing each other. I wonder how far back in history this practice goes, and what is it's source. The V sign , with a little phantasy, can also be a symbol of a ram's or a bull's horn. Both ram and bull playing an important role in antique religion, the bunny's ears could have their origin there. Would be nice for a sociologist to do research on this matter, if that has not already been the case.

Well, as I mentioned before, your family photo was leading to this story. By the way, I have seen another picture on Panoramio of a bunny's ears: a company of friends gathered in a British pub, and one of the guys "doing the rabbit" behind his friend's head. Big fun, loads of laughter.

Regards, Claus

christian caffin on March 28, 2008

I suggest you depositing two subjects of theses. The first one in sciences: " Of the interest of the bread on the sociability of seagulls ". The second in sociology: " The relationship between the ears of rabbit and the mental age of the one who makes them through ages ". I want as professor to be a part of the jury during their oral examination for thesis. ;-) Best regards. Christian

c.s. on March 30, 2008

Bonjour Christian, you're an excellent professeur, able to put the essence of the matter in a single sentence. About the bunny ears gesture: you will be surprised how much you can find about this subject on the www. Photo's included. There's even a Wikipedia article dedicated to this topic. Concerning the mental age of the rabbit, I am convinced it has nothing to do with childish or matured behaviour, but everything with good-humouredness. Performing the bunny myself sometimes (colleagues, friends), I am a serious guy who has left childhood behind him long time ago, both in appearance and in mind.

As for the seagulls, they are not sociable at all, have a good look at their cold, calculating eyes!

Regards, Claus

christian caffin on March 30, 2008

Thank you for your compliments. As soon as I shall have a little of time, I shall have to go to read the article on the ears of rabbit in Wikipedia. I propose you another subject of thesis in mathematics: " Of the calculating glance of the seagull and the distance which separates her from the piece of bread " Regards. Christian

christian caffin on April 7, 2008

I made this photo by thinking of you. Maybe a new subject of thesis in prospect? Regards. Christian

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  • Uploaded on October 14, 2007
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    by c.s.
    • Taken on 2007/10/13 13:33:24
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 23.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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