Dancing In The Air

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Starling murmuration,  Albert Bridge,  Belfast,  March 2016

Thousands of starlings perform overhead as sunset approaches.  They spin, dance, flutter and dive in a stunning performance.  No music needed – they provide all the beauty you could ask for.

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 18 March 2016

 

 

Linked to Weekend in B&W and Bird D’Pot

30 thoughts on “Dancing In The Air

  1. Excellent photo capture. I’m never fast enough when a flock of birds fly over. By the time I get my camera they’re gone. I need to keep my little Canon Point & Shoot in my pocket when I’m outside working in the back yard. Or put my DSLR on the bench in the shed for quick access

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  2. Hi Debbie, Jennifer here from the Albert Bridge! It was so lovely to meet and chat with you that evening. What a wonderful blog you have. I have been waiting to see what photo you would post from the murmuration. Lovely that you chose a view with the moon in it. With my wide angle I obviously have a couple of completely different images – but I still need to go back and back again until I get that magic shot! Nevertheless I got a couple to satisfy me until the next time 😉
    I look forward to following your blog, some wonderful pictures and interesting writing also
    Jennifer xxx

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    1. Hi Jennifer
      Yes, it was great to meet you too. I had never even heard about murmurations before. I am determined to return some time, with a wide angle lens so that I can capture the patterns and numbers. And also just to stand and watch. It was a real joy
      Do you put your shots up anywhere? – I’d love to keep up with your return visits!

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    2. Hi Debbie, yes I posted a few of mine on my Facebook page so you could look there. Got a few decent ones but have not yet captured that perfect shot! As with all nature it takes practice. Following your blog is inspiring me to start mine again – I used to have a WordPress blog but didn’t keep it up. Any ideas or advice for me if I was to start up again?

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      1. Oh yes, dive back in. There are hundreds of free themes to choose from (I just changed mine, to be a bit more photography based).
        And then join into a few challenges to get to know everyone. I can do you a short list of lively ones, including birds and animals!

        I pay for mine now for a bit of extra storage and for the website name/URL, but no need for you to pay anything to get started again!

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        1. Will you have a look at what I did in the past – it is a wordpress blog? I started by doing the weekly photo challenge to keep me focused, had some very positive feedback. Recently a few people have suggested I write a book and it got me thinking that perhaps writing my blog would be a good way to start. Would appreciate a list of a few good themes – at the moment I have no idea where even to find the weekly photo challenge!

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