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Waiting for the Starlings

By DiegoDesigns
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.

Tags: Nikon Somerset Starlings Glastonbury tor Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Murmuration Ashcott heath

Voters: martin.w, Sue_R, saeidNL and 15 more

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DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 10:20PM
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!
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 10:46PM
i love the golden tones and the subtle texture
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
22 Jan 2011 11:30PM
Great shot with wonderful colour and detail,well done,
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
23 Jan 2011 2:38PM
Wonderful colours and composition Dave. V2 is magical too.
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2011 4:19PM
#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
bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
23 Jan 2011 9:44PM
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.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
24 Jan 2011 3:08PM
Lovely low light on those reeds and V2 is impressive, there must be thousands of starlings there!

Sarah *
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2011 5:43PM
Thanks for the kind comments you've left on these two. I'm most grateful... Dave
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2011 5:25PM
Two excellent captures Dave, V2 very impressive sight.
25 Jan 2011 8:14PM
Simply fabulous.
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 4:37PM
Shades of Constable in those rich tones and textures. An intimate little landscape given weight by the tor looming in the background.

DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 8:51PM
Thanks to Dave, Tony and Eric for their kind and encouraging words. Much appreciated... Dave
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
31 Jan 2011 7:59AM
love the light and colours..a beautiful image
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 12:09PM
Thanks Ollie, I'm pleased you liked it... Dave

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