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Clucking great fun!

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 4 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Kids playing "chicken" at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, yet another crazy thing going on at this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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Bill Brown from California, United States


4 Sep 2011 5:19am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

They are fabulous, the festival characters certainly had some amazing costumes, I have never seen anything like them before.

4 Sep 2011 5:48am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What good and crazy fun...and you have caught all the joy and the spirit in blazing color. Terrific !!

4 Sep 2011 6:07am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

are you sure you were in South Shields? Sure you weren't on a Spielberg set?


4 Sep 2011 6:23am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing colors. Great image!

4 Sep 2011 6:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I know that Sellafield is 92 miles away, but it seems to be having an impact on your local sparrows!

4 Sep 2011 7:16am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Sep 2011 7:28am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Strange blue chicks :-)

4 Sep 2011 7:41am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

amazing aliens - and your Lucis-processing work wonderful here to bring out the fantastic shimmer on the blue bodies.

4 Sep 2011 8:02am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Wow, wonderful blue birds! Great shot.

4 Sep 2011 8:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Perfect timing Curly - fascinating shot !

4 Sep 2011 8:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really interesting festival ! It must be fun !

4 Sep 2011 9:27am

Florence from Paris, France

I'm really jealous you see. I will anything to attend such event in Paris. Love it, love it, love it ! Isn't that pure joy ? Colors pop on my screen !
As far as my image of the day is concerned, it's the top of this mobile shop you can find in carnivals. This one was selling cakes named "churros". I guess the decoration was made in a kind of sponge...

4 Sep 2011 9:51am

@Florence: Churros - what a name for a cake! It has a sound that you want to bite into.

k@ from Paris, France

I'm with Florence for the enthusiasm here and you kept the perfect distance to let us all enjoy both the marvel of the show & the audience's enjoyment !

4 Sep 2011 9:56am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Everyone is engaged with the kids and chickens interacting. Great shot. stars. ^)^

4 Sep 2011 10:05am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done
nice idea

4 Sep 2011 10:18am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

So much fun and what a great photo op too.

4 Sep 2011 10:33am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Your birds grow big; what do they feed on?

4 Sep 2011 11:19am

@J.R.: Gregg's pasties!

Ddo from Verdun, France

Great composition for this strange birds. I love very much your series

4 Sep 2011 11:31am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A fun show! A pleasure encontrasrse immersed in the activity ... A good image my friend! A hug, Adela

4 Sep 2011 11:34am

Gobou from Mali

Excellent capture and compo - nice and funny

4 Sep 2011 12:15pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Really great fun. I like this treatment.

4 Sep 2011 12:16pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely puts a whole new perspective on being "hen pecked"! Looks like a fun time was had by all! Nicely captured Curly! ;-)

4 Sep 2011 12:17pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

cool pic, looks like lotsa fun...

4 Sep 2011 1:19pm

Fitr from United States

looks like alot fun...great shot! :)

4 Sep 2011 1:31pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend gemacht.

4 Sep 2011 3:06pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


4 Sep 2011 4:04pm

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

great :)

4 Sep 2011 4:25pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! Nice capture!:)

4 Sep 2011 4:36pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I agree with Christine and Nigel especially, Curly. These characters are so whimsical and fun-looking, Addtionally, to being completely unique! I am constantly insired and so very envious of your attention to the minute details as well as the overall scene. Your camera and processing skills and techniques are conveyed wonderfully each day. I thank you for this inspiration as well as simply the treat to the eye and mind that you convey each time. This is one cool shot ;-)

4 Sep 2011 4:45pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

This isn't real...now is it?;-) Great scene, like those two eyes in the sky watching these chicks:-DD

4 Sep 2011 4:56pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands


4 Sep 2011 5:01pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Ha ha ha, funniest today! Fine proccesing and discovery

4 Sep 2011 5:07pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

How funny (and a little bit scary)

4 Sep 2011 5:29pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a delight for the young (and old) at heart ... a perfect photo op and great capture!

4 Sep 2011 5:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

another intriguing capture, curly! people never seem to run out of crazy and funny ideas and schemes ...

4 Sep 2011 6:03pm

STEED from D, France

Funny !!!

4 Sep 2011 6:06pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

what a great fun for the children. Great capture

4 Sep 2011 6:15pm

saeed from Tehran, Iran


4 Sep 2011 6:21pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dr Who.

4 Sep 2011 6:48pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great shot, fantastic work that goes into these costumes

4 Sep 2011 6:54pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

fun shot AAA+

4 Sep 2011 7:07pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

funny and lovely birds!!!!

4 Sep 2011 8:54pm

Manola from Bassens, France

saw: fun !!!;-)

4 Sep 2011 9:22pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I think this is the best and most interesting parade I have EVER seen. Your images have been outstanding. This one is just the icing on the cake.

4 Sep 2011 10:08pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Funny image with exceptional post process! Thumbs up!

4 Sep 2011 10:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love all these creative costumes. I wish we had a parade like that here! Great shot. The kids are really into it!

4 Sep 2011 10:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture

4 Sep 2011 11:08pm

David from Detroit, United States


5 Sep 2011 12:34am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A great attraction for the kids and no wonder, the colour and outfits are wonderful.

5 Sep 2011 1:03am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

The looks like science fiction. Great shot !!!

5 Sep 2011 2:33am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

unique and fun! love the colors!!!

5 Sep 2011 3:13am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

unique and fun! love the colors!!!

5 Sep 2011 3:14am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

very cool, great capture, so blue!!

5 Sep 2011 3:54am

BBM from United Kingdom

Great creatures!

5 Sep 2011 5:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the interaction you capture here between the kids and the zany blue birds!

5 Sep 2011 8:56am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Sure looks like an interesting festival! Nicely captured!

5 Sep 2011 12:05pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful capture, Curly! Not just these amazing costumes, but the smiles of joy on everyone watching.

5 Sep 2011 3:35pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

those are great costumes indeed - probably good fun for the kids and adults alike

5 Sep 2011 5:40pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Awesome capture, Curly...and again, funny! It looks like such fun.....damn, but I need to find a way to move to England....I love it so and your images just make me miss it so:)

5 Sep 2011 5:50pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, these birds are way cool.... kinda like cyber versions of those dunking in water ornamental birds

5 Sep 2011 7:43pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

even the streetlights seem to be watching the scene - and i think they are smiling... ;) very impressive work!

5 Sep 2011 7:48pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cool, looks like a composition of two images. Well done!

5 Sep 2011 9:58pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful...great Fun..

6 Sep 2011 8:32am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wild and fun! A great shot of the festivities.

7 Sep 2011 2:15am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Very funny indeed! Great capture!

11 Sep 2011 9:03am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Crazy cool super shot...very nice...great clarity and colors...

14 Sep 2011 4:26pm

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1/1000 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)