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another of my classic headless birds/animals pictures.

and to make up here's a penguin with two heads


two heads are better than none i say


jane was asking for help.  she got it, but not before i'd taken this picture. 

i'm particularly pleased with this picture. note the different colour temperatures between the warm over head light and the cooler outside light in the background.  interesting hey ?


our bodies decay as we get older.  i've noticed mine is falling apart.  these chaps have been around much longer than me, so perhaps they can excuse their bedraggled appearance and headlessness


headless spanish red kite



it's been a while, but good to see i'm still having trouble taking pictures of birds with heads



that chap walking away is trying to look innocent.


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jane took the great photo of me missing head. i love those kinds of shots.





they were taking down the ancient lights along the southbank when i walked by yesterday morning

the chap doing the deed seemed to have no head

so, it's goodbye to the old



another bird appearing to have no head. this picture looks a bit better bigger, so don't be frightened to click it

here it is half a second later (proving it does have a head)
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this is a fancy breed of chicken which has mad feathers on its head preventing people from seeing its face. unfortunately it also gives the appearance that its head has been chopped off ! (which it hadn't)


i thought i already had a category for headless photos, but i can't seem to find it. anyway, this was a deliberate photo for that category which now exists.

the concept being that in the digital world there's no excuse for ever publishing a photo like this as you can bin it straight away. i like the idea of deliberately making them instead.

it's another picture from jeremy, this time of a hat wearing a bollard.

i'm pleased to be able to put this photo in three categories - hats, bollards ...

... and chopped off heads:


the world of digital cameras with little displays has resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of photos of people with their heads missing.

i think it's time we take deliberate action and start chopping heads off again. here's my first attempt. i was quite pleased.

one really easy way of taking more heads-chopped off photos is to always use this technique when tourists ask you to take their photos outside a famous london landmark.

of course i wouldn't be able to bring myself to do that in practice but i like the idea. in fact, someone asked me to take a picture of them in St James' park last week. he handed me his antique plastic camera and asked me to take his photo.

what i should have said is "sorry mate, i only do digital" - but of course i didn't.

perhaps a better way would be to carry little signs with the funkypancake URL on and get tourists to hold it if they ask me to take a photo. now there's a marketing idea ...

perhaps i could use that to get people to sponsor me (hint hint)

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