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A flock of starlings ..must be 20000 of them put on a 20 minute flying display.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:24-105mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Murmuration
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:23 Nov 2010 - 8:08 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Murmuration, Starlings, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:09 AM

What an awesome sight

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Phil_L
Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:12 AM

Marvelloue spectacle....nicely caught. Phil.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:13 AM

We can see the swirl and surge of the movement without seeing the individual birds - that's interesting. They really are like a cloud.
Have you come across rontear's starling shots? You might find them interesting.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:15 AM

A stunning sight, Dan, and so very well captured, a fine image. Carol

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
23 Nov 2010 - 8:21 AM

Super catch,Danny.
Cheers
Alan

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BettyFlashlight

a smasher love it lots Danny

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Ewanneil
Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:28 AM

A wonderful sight to see. Thanks for sharing.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:30 AM

Fabulous sight
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:38 AM

I would simply LOVE to see them doing this I really would - you lucky chap but a very well observed and captured picture

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 - 8:42 AM

Something I really enjoy seeing. Amazing
Mavis

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:49 AM

Like your shutter speed selection with this one Danny, real shows the movement of these well.
Regards Richard

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:51 AM

It is an amazing sight ~ I have seen their display at Aberystwyth which was featured on Autumnwatch last week.

Albert

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gingerdelight
23 Nov 2010 - 9:10 AM

Wow! and Whoosh!!
Carol

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:12 AM

Danny your counting is remarkable and at your age too. Nice capture of one of Nature's great shows.


Dougie

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:15 AM

I bet they were noisy too, Danny what an incredible shot
Lillian

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 - 9:18 AM

A lovely capture

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:26 AM

Wonderful image! Excellent shot.
Rani

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:49 AM

It's an amazing sight, Danny, and an amazing sound too. This is very impressionist, and an impression is what one gets: perfectly captured. I just wish the blighters would keep away from the bird feeders in our garden.
Bill

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 10:11 AM

Nice one....used to see this ( slightly less birds) every evening around Birmingham...amazing sight.
As an image I would have liked to see the bottom of the tree...slight niggle only.

Keith

p.s.Murmuration...should be BLURmuration...lol

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Imagephotographics

Amazing capture - well done Dan !
(Thanks for yesterday's offer lol )

Chris

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franken
franken e2 Member 113061 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 11:05 AM

This is fantastic Dan.

Ken

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DiegoDesigns
23 Nov 2010 - 11:38 AM

I sat for ages with a large group of other hopefuls the other day and our starlings just dropped out of the sky and straight into the reed bad. Noisy but not too spectacular. You were certainly luckier than I... Dave

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 12:09 PM

love it.... what a great sight this was a feature on Autumn watch too but not such a great spectacle as this one

Linda

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 12:32 PM

This is such an interesting and well done record of one of the little miracles of nature. Excellent shot.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 2:01 PM

Great capture Dan

Brian.................................................

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 2:40 PM

Such a great capture Danny. A sight to see that's for sure.

Sue

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Silverzone
23 Nov 2010 - 3:12 PM


Quote: Such a great capture Danny. A sight to see that's for sure.

Sue

I agree entirely. Sylvia

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 3:15 PM

Amazing capture, Patti

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 3:59 PM

I will bet you 2 quid Danny there is not 20,000 there !!
In fact I reckon you are chancing your arm here.I reckon it is your thumb print.I can soon find out.My brother in law is a policeman and he has confirmed all my prints are in their collection !!
OK then,I will take your word for it.At least I can say I have seen 20,000 birds today !!
Mick.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 - 5:38 PM

Fantastic capture.
Dave

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
23 Nov 2010 - 7:45 PM

The art of flight, well taken , not easy

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
23 Nov 2010 - 7:48 PM

Wow what a brill shot excellent .
jj

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 9:59 PM

Cracking shot, the motion really works well against the static tree.
Dave

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 10:27 PM

Stunning,
Johanna

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