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Taken from the car park at Slimbridge back in January this year, a couple of minutes before they roosted down

ISO3200, f2.8, 1/40 sec, handheld at 200mm

Thanks to all those people who commented on yesterdays Marsh Harrier upload

Cheers
Martin

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Lens:Canon 70-200f2.8 IS L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Starling Phenomenen
Username:MartinjD MartinjD
Uploaded:3 May 2007 - 9:32 PM
Tags:Nature, Roosting, Slimbridge, Starlings, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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jonlonbla
jonlonbla  8 England
3 May 2007 - 9:37 PM

Good sharp shot for a 200mm handheld at 1/40s ... well done! An amazing sight and experience.

John

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 9:39 PM

What a capture..we have these outside our lounge above the fields but I am never quick enough with the camera..excellent.
Di

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 9:45 PM

Fantastic site.Well seen and taken.
Tom.

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laurab
laurab  1153 forum posts United Kingdom
3 May 2007 - 9:47 PM

A sight I would love to see myself - great shot.

Laura

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 9:52 PM

Great pic-but don't try an overhead shot. Ha ha.
Keith.

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 9:54 PM

What a sight to capture well done
Glynnis

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 10:09 PM

Wow! What a great capture and against such a wonderful coloured sky

Sean

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mommy2cutekids
3 May 2007 - 10:14 PM

I've seen this before-amazing, nice shot.

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forestrich
3 May 2007 - 10:20 PM

Very well captured.

Rich

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 10:23 PM

Cracking shot

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JennB
JennB  760 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 10:23 PM

Brilliant shot - must have been fantastic to watch. Almost sppoky looking. A bit like the black smoke on Lost on TV!
Jenn x

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bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2007 - 10:34 PM

Heard of this, seen it on TV, but never seen it in real life, thanks for sharing. Great capture.
Stew

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Soom  9 England
3 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

Only ever seen this on TV and I think its amazing to watch. What a brilliant capture of one of natures beautiful displays.
Soom

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VintageRed
3 May 2007 - 10:55 PM

Excellent capture. A real sense of motion.
Nick

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flyingseale
4 May 2007 - 12:01 AM

Wonderful. You are lucky to have seen this in person. The rest of us will have to watch the adverts.
Mike

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85873 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2007 - 8:36 AM

Nature at its best...
Well taken Martin

Adrian

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DiegoDesigns
4 May 2007 - 8:54 AM

Very impressive, all the more considering the ISO, seems to have created very little noise. Impressive indeed...

Dave

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MartinjD  9171 forum posts
4 May 2007 - 9:52 AM

Many thanks for the comments everybody - very much appreciated.

Dave - Noise Ninja is good Smile

Martin

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colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2007 - 2:19 AM

Thought is was finger prints from the thumbnail.
Marvellous capture.
Colin

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2007 - 7:55 AM

Top draw Martin, for a moment I thought it might have been Westhay, weren't aware they did this at Slimbridge?. Regards to Suze...

Ade

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cliff449
cliff449  5 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 - 2:24 PM

Brilliant shot!

I love the fact you have not only caught a great spectacle but that there is detail throughout the image

Cliff

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