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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Bird Barn


We had only just begun our journey back from Miranda when I spotted a flock of starlings in some trees and on a corrugated barn roof.  

I didn't want to make them all fly away so I did a U-turn, and went back, did another U and came up on them slowly, clicking as I went.

I've had a play around with the contrast, color and shape...and finally settled on a black and white version, closely cropped, and with some of the grass blurred, as I felt the sharp detail in the lower corners distracted from the birds.  





Starlings on a barn, Waitakaruru.


2 comments:

  1. They can present a wonderful display but I still think of them as the Bully Boys and have had around 70 in my garden this 'summer'.

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  2. Yes. The ubiquitous starling... the most common bird in the world (I think?). At least, probably the most successful...

    Here, for the purposes of the photo it's just 'birdness' .

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