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Meet the pigeon photographer

Woody Allen famously called pigeons flying rats. Photographer David Stephenson calls them thoroughbreds of the sky.

He also realizes the common perception of the pigeon skews more toward Allen’s view. But Stephenson has a growing body of work that could make people reconsider the much-maligned bird.

Stephenson, aka The Pigeon Photographer, runs a website and Instagram feed where his photos attempt to show the intelligence, strength and iridescent beauty of homing pigeons, which he raises in his backyard near Lexington, Kentucky.

“When we see them circling in the air, they move so fast our eye can’t comprehend the beautiful details, the way the feathers curve, the upstroke or downstroke of the wings,” Stephenson told Cult of Mac. “I just want people to appreciate them more. They are beautiful, insanely tough and intelligent.”

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#TBT: Why Apple events are the World Series of tech journalism

CUPERTINO, California — I’m a sports photographer, not a tech blogger, so I felt out of place shooting Apple’s big iPhone 6 press event with my iPhone 5s.

Baseball is what I do — I’ve shot nine Sports Illustrated covers — but I swear it was easier getting field access to shoot a World Series game at Fenway Park than dealing with all the people and security at Apple’s event.

This thing was a free-for-all. It was crazy. The place was flooded with media types from all over the world, all standing in line to get into the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, where the event was held.

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Gadget Watch: iPhone 6 cases, cameras and an astonishing TiVo

App Watch: Plain old text and widgets (lots of widgets)

Can’t wait? eBay’s got your Apple ‘health kit’ now

Gadget Watch: Staying home with robots

7 weird and wonderful Apple awards — and one that got away

App Watch: Stargazing, light-leaking and book-recommending

Gadget Watch: Cameras, cameras and even more frikkin’ cameras

Here’s the mystery building Apple is crafting for its big reveal

All photos: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac. Additional reporting by Nicole Martinelli.