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By CraigJones  
Wanted to try and portray the action,hustle and bustle of the flock here with this image and at the same time from a different POV,the sheer noise and movement was breaktaking.To obtain this shot I'd watched the day before and saw how they moved along the shoreline as the sea covered the land and there was a spot where the land stuck out and was one of the last spots to be coverd by the on coming tide. I got there in the dark on the second day having seen where I would position myself the day before,I lay with the shoreline to my front and as the sea came in the birds started to work their way towards me as I was flat with the shingle and this image I hope portrays that event,with birds coming into land,the different shapes and sizes it was amazing to watch.My focus was on this Knot,as he seemed to be on watch.Thanks For Looking

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2009 4:32PM
this is a cracker love it nice one shortlisted Wink
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20 Sep 2009 4:42PM
The bird right of centre makes the image

A really great shot !!
20 Sep 2009 4:47PM
What a great shot - well taken indeed

Chris
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
20 Sep 2009 5:35PM
Stunning image - wonderful tones and movement with that terrific detail of the one singled-out bird.
Sylvia
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2009 5:38PM
Excellent capture Craig, love the knot against the hustle
Steve
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2009 7:07PM
A superb image portraying the hustle and bustle created by the flock.
I think the single, sharply defined bird standing head and shoulders above the rest of the flock is a masterstroke.
Ken
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2009 7:36PM
Wonderful Capture.
Martin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
20 Sep 2009 9:01PM
Very clever. Top class shot Craig.
Ron
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:48AM
Good work with this unusual shot, Craig. I appalud your use of field craft (coast craft?) to get this shot.
I've witnessed many times the feeding frenzy of hundreds of Knots as they retreat ahead of the incoming tide along the shoreline at Old Hunstanton, Norfolk - yes, it is an amazing sight.
Terry
nickyv32 9 135 England
21 Sep 2009 11:48AM
Great shot, very busy but as you say quite rightly, it portrays the mania with these birds

Nicky
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
25 Sep 2009 12:34PM
really like this, great feel of movement, i can almost hear them


maggie
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
19 Nov 2009 3:50PM
come back for another look and decided to UA it Smile

most excellent image

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