The Old man and the Birds

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© Pierre Belhassen
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This Old Man was standing in front of Notre Dame De Paris...He told me : "Birds are my best friends..."

78 responses

  • Sol Hess

    Sol Hess gave props (23 Oct 2007):

    Damn brilliant!

  • Rodrigo Cayo

    Rodrigo Cayo said (23 Oct 2007):

    awesome moment , i really like this picture A+

  • Anastasios

    Anastasios said (23 Oct 2007):

    very original photo. great work.
    thank you for sharing.

  • cheryl petty

    cheryl petty said (23 Oct 2007):

    what an awesome portrait!

  • Pierre Belhassen

    Pierre Belhassen said (24 Oct 2007):

    Thank you, I'm happy you like it !

  • Bree Radloff

    Bree Radloff (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2007):

    This is a top-caliber photo, and unlike most entries, really fits the theme.

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (27 Oct 2007):

    nice portrait and a great entry!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (29 Oct 2007):

    A spectacularly wonderful image, I would vote for it in any category.

  • Tony Greif

    Tony Greif said (31 Oct 2007):

    Beautiful, heart warming, emotional and inspirational...looking at it as more than just a photo, its one of the best images I have seen, Bravo.

  • Orovcanec Gjorgji

    Orovcanec Gjorgji gave props (4 Nov 2007):

    wow! ...this is the greatest thing I've seen in a while...bravo!

  • matty jenkins

    matty jenkins said (6 Nov 2007):

    i like he looks overwhelmed almost by all of his friends
    his mustahce is quite amazing as well!
    hopefully you make it in, ill keep an eye out for you!

  • Lindsey Combs

    Lindsey Combs gave props (10 Nov 2007):

    one of the best shots I've seen

  • Madeleine Davis

    Madeleine Davis said (15 Nov 2007):

    As the picture loaded, my gape grew bigger and bigger. Now there's nothing I can say but AMAZING.

  • Cio Alvarado

    Cio Alvarado said (15 Nov 2007):

    I went to Notre Dame, and met a man out in front, selling bird seed to feed his birds, it was pretty fun...
    Sadly this was not the same man...
    but it is a fantastic picture!

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson gave props (16 Nov 2007):

    Wow, how did I not see this one til now? Great shot. Has my vote!

  • Carlo Cesar Rodillas

    Carlo Cesar Rodillas said (4 Dec 2007):

    Fantastic capture! Congrats!

  • Malindi Powers

    Malindi Powers (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2007):

    i am amazed by this photo - incredible!

  • stacylibrandi

    stacylibrandi said (6 Dec 2007):

    If this isn't published I am not buying the mag! ;)

  • Angelica Sarkisyan

    Angelica Sarkisyan said (10 Dec 2007):

    Amazing shot!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (14 Dec 2007):

    Puntuació un 10

  • Kurniadi Widodo

    Kurniadi Widodo (Deleted) said (15 Dec 2007):

    Damn how could I miss this photo during the last voting period?? Would have totally voted for this, amazing portrait!

  • Lori Ann Morris

    Lori Ann Morris said (30 Apr 2008):

    you captured such emotion here, even the birds seem to have emotion! Stunning shot :)

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (30 Apr 2008):

    This shot is amazing ... all I can say is wow, and thank you for sharing it!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (30 Apr 2008):

    He's like a modern-day St. Francis of Assisi!

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (1 May 2008):

    Wonderful b/w image!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (5 May 2008):

    Simply wonderful!

  • Cio Alvarado

    Cio Alvarado said (5 May 2008):

    He's still there! i met him too

  • Iso

    Iso said (7 May 2008):

    La publication sera plus que mérité, vos photos doivent trouver un écho aux États-Unis...Si seulement je pouvais voter 10 fois ;-) Un très gros bravo pour l'ensemble de votre travail vraiment impressionnant !

  • Iraklis Lianos

    Iraklis Lianos gave props (9 May 2008):

    Ok...this kicks ass.

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (12 May 2008):

    very nice photo, not sure if it fits the category, but who knows? maybe? it's very nice, that's for sure. congrats!

  • Shauna Rose

    Shauna Rose said (27 May 2008):

    amazing, truly amazing!

  • Cal Glenn

    Cal Glenn (Deleted) said (31 May 2008):

    St. Francis!

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    Has my VOTE!

  • Chlo Chlo

    Chlo Chlo gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    sweet favorite!!!!! ♥

  • sabrina helas

    sabrina helas gave props (10 Jun 2008):


  • Shereen Z.

    Shereen Z. (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    wow. i saw the exact same man in june.

  • Will Mitchell

    Will Mitchell said (19 Aug 2008):

    Love it!

  • Johan Fredrik Paasche

    Johan Fredrik Paasche gave props (23 Sep 2008):

    I dont have the vocabalry.. but in norwegian : Fantastiskt briliant og unikt

  • casey wangrud

    casey wangrud gave props (23 Oct 2008):


  • Cynthia Spencer

    Cynthia Spencer said (24 Oct 2008):

    Yeh love this one. Well captured!

  • Alicia Rutkowski

    Alicia Rutkowski gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    all i can say is "wow..." this has the perfect touch of bittersweet...

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    wow this is an awesome shot!!! voted.

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Incredible shot ! I love it ! :)

  • Raquel Salomon

    Raquel Salomon (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Very nice entry! Voted!

  • Michele S.

    Michele S. gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    He is a star...wonderful take....compliments. If you have the time have a look in my profile, there is a little surprise for you:)

  • J Epp

    J Epp gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    brilliant photo!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Teriffic all around.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    If I had my way, this photo would be on the COVER! It's perfect, and it has everything!

  • punktzbiegu

    punktzbiegu said (30 Oct 2008):

    totally amazing!

  • Denisa Ortega Kraus

    Denisa Ortega Kraus said (2 Nov 2008):

    didn't i see this man&birds in the 2007 Fotospoust contest?

  • Tip Crowley

    Tip Crowley gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    This is an amazing shot. I would be so surprised if it isn't published.

  • Sheu Hau Chow

    Sheu Hau Chow said (5 Nov 2008):


  • Alan Valek

    Alan Valek said (6 Nov 2008):

    This is sooo good. Nice one.

  • E. Rosas

    E. Rosas gave props (7 Nov 2008): vote

  • Kym Lemke

    Kym Lemke gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    this is beautiful.. bring tears to my eyes, awesome job.

  • Rem Diaz

    Rem Diaz gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    excellent Picture!!!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    This is such a wonderful photo! Gets my vote!


    TARING KELINCI gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    wow.. fantastic capture !


    TARING KELINCI gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    wow.. fantastic capture !

  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    Such a great portait. Very nice.

  • Ken Mooney

    Ken Mooney said (19 Nov 2008):

    I love the super LoMo.


    TARING KELINCI said (20 Nov 2008):

    just curious, i saw this in flickr
    izzat the same person ?

  • Gina Brining

    Gina Brining (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    This is amazing! A very original and captivating portrait. My vote!

  • Kevin Cloutier

    Kevin Cloutier (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    wow, such character! excellent portrait, very well suited for this theme.

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    such a fantastic shot!

  • ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! !

    ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! ! gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Wow, like in Home Alone, that's all I thought of. Beautiful photograph

  • ian weintraub

    ian weintraub said (2 Dec 2008):

    a beautiful job on this photo. I have a photo of him and 3 others sitting together on the bench which i shot on a trip to paris in July 2007.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Excellent! my vote...

  • Myrte Voogt

    Myrte Voogt said (3 Dec 2008):

    so perfect ha
    really lovely image
    def has my vote!

  • ari weiss

    ari weiss said (3 Dec 2008):

    this is amazing, i love it.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (4 Dec 2008):


  • Abhishek Majumder

    Abhishek Majumder gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    very lively.excellent portrait.

  • Samantha Elisabeth Cliffe

    Samantha Elisabeth Cliffe gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    beautiful. It's an amazing portrait. I love it.

  • Nickels Chris

    Nickels Chris (Deleted) said (23 Feb 2009):

    wow this is insane

  • elizabeth traicus

    elizabeth traicus said (24 Jun 2009):

    I met this man aswell! Beautiful photo.

  • margaret simanowitz

    margaret simanowitz said (27 Jan 2011):

    This past summer i went to Paris and i went to the Notre Dame and i met an old man who was feeding the birds and he told me the same thing i wonder if it is the same man.

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