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Flock in Flight

I have a park near my building where, on some nights, literally thousands of birds seem to flock. The noise they make -- all chirping at once -- is incredible! I happened to have my camera with me one night and was able to capture this photo: Flock in Flight

Flock in Flight

I have a park near my building where, on some nights, literally thousands of birds seem to flock. The noise they make -- all chirping at once -- is incredible! I happened to have my camera with me one night and was able to capture this photo: Flock in Flight

comments (6)

I've tried several times this year to get a shot of the birds gathering like this with no luck. Got a few last year. Glad you got one.
Iain Myrans: I'll tell you the trick wink I wasn't even looking through my viewfinder. I always have my camera in hand, with no lens cap and in aperture priority mode. without even looking through the viewfinder i ran my lens as wide as it would go and dialed the aperture down to get the shutter speed up pointed up and took a chance before they were gone. The timing worked out perfectly. Had the camera been in the bag, or even in a different setting I'd have not been able to act as fast smile This one was 90% timing!
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 30 Oct 2007, 01:07
Pretty cool shot.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 30 Oct 2007, 02:39
Wow, great catch! Love the colors and contrast here.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2007, 14:22
Very well put together. It wouldn't work without the orange building. Nice!
Great capture. I like the colours and the contrast
Great capture! And you found time to compose a lovely photograph. (:o)

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camera E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/100s
aperture f/3.5
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 14.0mm
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