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Took a trip over to Ashcott Heath a couple of days ago to see if I could get some shoots of the starlings that roost there in their thousands. Took this whilst waiting for them to arrive. The other shot is the best of those I took of their aerobatics.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80-200
Title:Waiting for the Starlings
Username:DiegoDesigns DiegoDesigns
Uploaded:22 Jan 2011 - 10:13 PM
Tags:Ashcott heath, Glastonbury tor, Landscape / travel, Murmuration, Nikon, Somerset, Starlings, Wildlife / nature
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DiegoDesigns
22 Jan 2011 - 10:20 PM

I say 'the other shot' 'cos I 've uploaded a second image as a before and after shot, but what happended to it and how on earth you access it - I have no idea!! Sorry folks don't like this new version and certainly don't like the filling in of the details and all those drop down but don't disappear dialogues - No thanks!

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 10:46 PM

i love the golden tones and the subtle texture
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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 11:30 PM

Great shot with wonderful colour and detail,well done,
saeid

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Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2011 - 2:38 PM

Wonderful colours and composition Dave. V2 is magical too.
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DRicherby
DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2011 - 4:19 PM

#2 is there but mousing over the number won't bring it up until your browser has loaded it from the server. If you click on the '2', the image will go blank until it's loaded, which gives you more of a clue about what's going on. This is actually the same as before the upgrade but the performance problems with V5 have made the problem more noticeable.

I think you have two very impressive shots, here. The sunset tones of #1 are a delight and who could fail to be moved by the cloud of birds in #2? I remember starlings flocking like that over Bradford when I was a child, though I doubt there were quite this many. Since then, all the buildings have been netted so you don't see this in our cities any more. At least it means there's less bird s**t on the pavements. Wink

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bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2011 - 9:44 PM

Blimey Dave - that's clever work for a before and after image WinkJoking.
Love both images - I know the area well. Countryfile showed the starlings from here on tonight's program - wonderful sight.
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 23 Jan 2011 - 9:45 PM

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2011 - 3:08 PM

Lovely low light on those reeds and V2 is impressive, there must be thousands of starlings there!

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DiegoDesigns
24 Jan 2011 - 5:43 PM

Thanks for the kind comments you've left on these two. I'm most grateful... Dave

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davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2011 - 5:25 PM

Two excellent captures Dave, V2 very impressive sight.
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AnthonyH e2 Member 9AnthonyH vcard England
25 Jan 2011 - 8:14 PM

Simply fabulous.
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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2011 - 4:37 PM

Shades of Constable in those rich tones and textures. An intimate little landscape given weight by the tor looming in the background.

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DiegoDesigns
28 Jan 2011 - 8:51 PM

Thanks to Dave, Tony and Eric for their kind and encouraging words. Much appreciated... Dave

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bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 7:59 AM

love the light and colours..a beautiful image

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DiegoDesigns
31 Jan 2011 - 12:09 PM

Thanks Ollie, I'm pleased you liked it... Dave

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