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A flock of Starlings Fly overhead.

My thanks go to.. After the rain... for taking me up to see these birds, for without her knowledge and assistance I would never have found a vantage point.

Thank you Joan.
Danny

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF35-135mm f/4-5.6 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Nov 2011 - 4:15 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Patterns in the Sky
Username:danbrann danbrann
Uploaded:21 Nov 2011 - 8:51 AM
Tags:Birds, Murmuration, Overhead, Starlings, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 123108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 8:54 AM

This is amazing Dan. I've always wanted to capture something like this but the chance as not risen as yet.


ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 8:59 AM

Amazing.

Dave

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:00 AM

Superb as always Danny ...Phil

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:02 AM


Quote: I've always wanted to capture something like this but the chance as not risen as yet.

Now's a great time to get down to Shapwick and Ham Wall down in Somerset Ken, where this happens on a daily basis, more details Here if your interested.

Great capture Dan BTW, not easy in that light either.....

Ade

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:09 AM

Great and fantastic capture,
saeid

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Alan_Coles
21 Nov 2011 - 9:14 AM

Superb capture

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1005 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:24 AM

A murmuration, one of nature's mysteries.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:27 AM

Wonderful shot: the way these patterns swirl and move is so good to see, although I haven't seen the event up her of late.
Have you tried a movie of this?
Ronnie.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:29 AM

Amazing.
Bill

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2011 - 9:34 AM

Amazing Indeed
..we saw some yesterday...not this many up near Amble where we saw Sainty
Mavis

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:39 AM

You carrying bird seed i your pocket again Danny? Magical flight by the starlings, they are as good as the Red Arrows at formation flying.

Dougie

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:39 AM

An amazing capture, Dan, must be a wonderful sight. Carol

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 9:49 AM


Quote: Wonderful shot: the way these patterns swirl and move is so good to see, although I haven't seen the event up her of late.
Have you tried a movie of this?
Ronnie.

Believe me Ronnie I have enough problem with stills.

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gingerdelight
21 Nov 2011 - 10:14 AM

Amazing, and so well captured!
Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 10:25 AM

Wow that is some image

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 11:24 AM

Incredible to see
Great capture

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 11:26 AM

These are the only birds you will capture nowadays Danny !!
And thank you very much for your comments on my upload.
I will be 60 on Saturday,and to be considered the finest artistic photographer on the site is the best birthday present I can get.
(Well,apart from a free nights drinking at the Dockers Club and a taxi home with Big Aggie that is !!)
Mick.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 11:27 AM

amazing sight
regards
Yung

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 11:30 AM

What a marvelous, natural phenomenon. Glad you had a chance to witness it, and photograph it. Just amazing.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 12:45 PM

magical dan Wink
andy

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 12:56 PM

A brilliant image Danny - it must have been some sight!!
Ann

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 1:30 PM

Certainly make some amazing patterns in the late evening sky, well worked here Danny
regards
Richard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 1:32 PM

Wow! Amazing the amount of birds. A superb capture Danny...............Sandy

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 2:02 PM

That is an amazing capture Danny - what a huge flock - it must have been wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sue

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Silverzone
21 Nov 2011 - 2:52 PM

Fantastic result. Sylvia

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4568 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom62 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 4:36 PM

Wonderful shot !!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2011 - 5:15 PM

What a superb capture Danny.
Joan.

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pascalg
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27 Nov 2011 - 5:09 PM

impressive!

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
23 Dec 2011 - 9:40 AM

Wow!

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