Interesting Photo of the Day: Bird as Ballet Dancer

As long as people have been taking photos, they have been taking photos of animals acting like humans. There’s something either very funny or very poignant about an animal standing on two legs, shaking hands with its owner, giving off a puzzled expression or, in this case, walking gracefully like a ballerina through someone’s backyard:

This shot is a great example of the rule of thirds. (Via PictureSocial. Click to see larger size.)

This surreal moment was captured by Vijay Andi with a Nikon D7100. Dubbed “Ballet Dancer”, the shot was featured on Picture Social and went viral on the site, winning the affection of hundreds of other photographers. Its Zen-like simplicity and adherence to basic artistic principles, like the rule of thirds, makes it a universal winner.

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