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Pandemonium

By Suehh
Today I was at my desk working when I happened to look out the patio door and say my neighbour's cat running towards me with a starling in his mouth. I noticed that lots of starlings were clinging to the washing line pole and flying all over the place. I went out side to see lots of them sitting on top of the television aerial on the roof all looking in exactly the same direction as the squeals I could hear coming from a neighbouring garden and, presumably, the injured starling. The panic of the other birds was palpable. I grabbed my camera to take some shots as they were flying all around - at about the same time two seagulls landed on the garage roof and almost immediately took off. The atmosphere was electric for a few moments -the air just seemed full of terror. I was bit upset if truth be known - though I do appreciate it is the way of things.

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User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 9:46PM
Great write up Sue. You should finish off with.... "this is Kate Adie reporting from the back garden...." Wink just kidding, it's very well written. The text explains the image very well, I think you've acheived the feel you were looking for. Great job!

Al.

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Carrie_1 7 2 6 Wales
6 Jun 2011 9:48PM
Super image and write p.
Caroline
moiral 7 12 Scotland
6 Jun 2011 9:50PM
Gorgeous manipulation here Sue. Wish I had your talent for this type of stuff. Wouldn't know where to start. These things are upsetting, but that's nature I suppose. Moira
Gemma9 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 9:51PM
Excellent work, it's a shame it was made possible by a sad event.
Gemma
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 9:54PM
Great image. paul
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 9:56PM
... plus, I learned how to spell 'pandemonium' Grin ... though I notice I spelt achieved wrong Tongue
Suehh 10 39 6 England
6 Jun 2011 10:09PM

Quote:Great write up Sue. You should finish off with.... "this is Kate Adie reporting from the back garden...." Wink just kidding, it's very well written. The text explains the image very well, I think you've acheived the feel you were looking for. Great job!

Al.


Quote:... plus, I learned how to spell 'pandemonium' Grin ... though I notice I spelt achieved wrong Tongue


You cheeky fella you - you trying to say I talk too much!!!?? I have been home alone working all day with no-one to talk to so I had to make up for it by giving EPz's the verbals! Now, would you like me to give you a lesson on the i before e rule?? But then again, there are two spelling (well typing actually) errors in my narrative so we will call it quits eh.

Thanks for the comment - you did make me smile - this is Sue Hadnett from the dining room, at my desk, beside the patio door with a cuppa and a choccy biscuitTongue
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
6 Jun 2011 10:12PM
I can imagine why you would feel upset I would too, you captured the madness of the moment well. - gary
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 10:13PM
superbly captured with good spread of wings in each of the upper 4 birds even making great pattern work
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
6 Jun 2011 10:15PM
How lovely, great work...........Sandy
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 10:19PM

Quote: - you trying to say I talk too much!!!??


I wouldn't dream of it!! Wink

Your reporting is first class!... moving and descriptive (checked spelling first).
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
6 Jun 2011 10:30PM
Dramatic image and a write-up to match. It's the local Sparrowhawks we worry about with little birds. Nature in the raw!

Ann
Sean_Dillon 8 2 2 England
6 Jun 2011 10:35PM
Love the creativity here, great work.
John
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 11:08PM
Ah Nature can be so cruel and the starlings have lots of babies at the moment who are just learning to feed themselves. I can feel the terror in your image.
Mavis
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2011 11:20PM
fantastic work sue brilliant write up love the title a cracker nice one Wink
andy
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
6 Jun 2011 11:25PM
Sounds like a scene from the horror film ,The Birds,Sue !!
I can't recall Tippi Hedren having a Nikon in her hand and taking some pics though !!
I took a girlfriend to the pictures to see that film.I liked taking them to horror films as they were all over me like a rash at the scary bits.
It did not work out on this occasion.It turned out she had the hots for Rod Taylor and spend the entire time swooning and gushing over him when he came on screen.Dunno what he had that I have not got ? That was the last I saw of her and it was her loss really.She got no fish supper and her bus fares home that night !!
Mick.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
7 Jun 2011 12:33AM
Sue, that is fabulous! You really caught the feeling, esp. by that big white swipe of the seagull. It is disturbing that the other birds were so upset. I once was feeding some swallows at a feeder and a large white heron came by and tried to eat a swallow! The poor thing was screeching and I tried to save it but the heron flew off with it. Nature can be grim. I have added your picture to my favorites to study - I'm not sure how you did this but I am going to try to figure it out!
Christina
JustDucky 6 8 Canada
7 Jun 2011 12:52AM
very beautiful image, great work - nature can be cruel
Tammy
fentiger 16 916 23 England
7 Jun 2011 8:14AM
A beautiful and very creative piece of work.

Albert
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 8:27AM
Cracking image Sue and a really apt title, reminds of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'. Have a great day, don't work to hard Smile

Hugh
Suehh 10 39 6 England
7 Jun 2011 8:38AM
Good morning one and all - hope the day is good for you - the sun is shining here - blast as I typed that it disappeared behind a cloud!

Thank you for all your c/c's - much appreciated x




Quote:Sue, that is fabulous! You really caught the feeling, esp. by that big white swipe of the seagull. It is disturbing that the other birds were so upset. I once was feeding some swallows at a feeder and a large white heron came by and tried to eat a swallow! The poor thing was screeching and I tried to save it but the heron flew off with it. Nature can be grim. I have added your picture to my favorites to study - I'm not sure how you did this but I am going to try to figure it out!
Christina



Christina - I will pm you
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 9:21AM
Great and such an amazing story Sue, and to do this with the shots taken...beautiful!Grin
and scary...well done
Lillian
7 Jun 2011 9:36AM
This is wonderful, Sue, you have captured the moment perfectly. Cracking image, love it!
Dave x
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 9:39AM
Stunning work Sue! Very well done!
Carol
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
7 Jun 2011 9:47AM
Terrific capture and interpretation.
Chris
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
7 Jun 2011 10:20AM
great drama in both image and text,well captured moment.
garymc 12 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 12:21PM
Very creative image, dreamlike.

Gary.
7 Jun 2011 3:09PM
Super image and commentary Sue, so well done,

JIM.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 7:26PM
Beautifully abstract Sue , and the birds over confusion , a touch of class !
Suehh 10 39 6 England
7 Jun 2011 8:08PM

Quote:Beautifully abstract Sue , and the birds over confusion , a touch of class !


Thank you Dave - means a lot!
Grin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Jun 2011 8:53PM
A swirl of feathers and flight - love it Sue.
Brian.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 9:17PM
you have captured every word of your story Sue, and I love the effect....
franfoto 9 2 32 England
8 Jun 2011 12:18AM
Horrific story but makes an enchanting abstract, the touch of fractalius (if that's what it is) has given it an edgy feel which bodes well with your story. I like the blob of the seagull across the diagonal. Nice work indeed.

Fran
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1951 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 2:44PM
Beautifully put together, to portray the scene in the garden, including the electricity in the background.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 6:03PM
A wonderful work of art Sue, Love this!!
Scott
mikan 6 Romania
8 Jun 2011 6:10PM
Great work
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 6:17PM
WOW !!!! Speechless here !
imagio 11 12 1 England
8 Jun 2011 6:43PM
Brill

Bernie
jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2011 7:48PM
Just WOW !


james Smile
8 Jun 2011 9:05PM
Outstanding work here. Gary
danbrann 13 636 17
9 Jun 2011 8:12AM
Tremendous Sue.
Source 7
11 Jun 2011 3:24PM
Excellent and powerful work
-source
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
16 Jun 2011 3:46PM
Nice write up to compliment the image,,

Aidan,,
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 3:31AM
Superb image. Love it.
Barry

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