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Ready for the night
24-MAR-2010

Ready for the night

'You have time for a quick walk before dinner', my husband told me when I came home from work.
'Right,' I replied, lacing up my walking shoes and grabbing my camera. 'You won't get far with
that,' he said. And he was right.
First, there were our neighbour's lambs frisking in the fields. Then I got chatting to another
neighbour who rightly guessed that I was out looking for something to shoot and remarked
that photography is a full time occupation.
Next I spotted these starlings gathering on the electricity wires. But I was on the wrong
side of the pole so I had go into a field to get it against the warm colours of the evening
sky.
Later, as I looked out the window I saw a really spectacular pink suneset as I was finishing
my dinner but I wasn't inclined to go rushing back out.
Like these birds, I'm thinking about roosting for the night.

Nikon D90
1/2000s f/6.3 at 105.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Santi Bravo Figueras27-Mar-2010 15:38
Excellent capture.
Sheila26-Mar-2010 15:20
A perfect pictorial end to the day.
Gretchen Caldwell26-Mar-2010 03:01
Beautiful!! Enjoy looking at the birds and seeing which ways they're facing. :)
LynnH26-Mar-2010 01:03
I'm so glad that you took a walk to get this super photo for us. This is one of my favorites of yours so far. I love everything about it. BV
January Grey26-Mar-2010 00:45
I can totally relate! Great story & a beautiful image, Mairead! Pretty colors & light! Well-worth the little trek to the other side! V~
Sofia Solomennikova25-Mar-2010 21:21
cool capture, V
Neal Nye25-Mar-2010 11:10
A wonderful image in that beautiful evening light. A peaceful scene to put one in a restful mood.
Nora van Beek25-Mar-2010 10:19
An awesome image with those starlings silhouetted against that magnificent pink sky! BV!
heather25-Mar-2010 07:38
Stunning image Mairead.. the colours are wonderful! V
Betty Vlasiu25-Mar-2010 06:04
Beautiful composition and light !V
Valene25-Mar-2010 04:36
Beautiful shot! V
Carl Carbone25-Mar-2010 02:25
Very nice shot. V
globalgadabout25-Mar-2010 02:23
a fascinating narrative supports this excellent shot...that's a buzzing assembly of starlings settled up on the electric grid...the chatter must have been fierce...V
laine25-Mar-2010 01:00
Looks like you found the best part of the day...quite spectacular!
lou_rozensteins25-Mar-2010 00:05
Beautiful shot that reminds me of my childhood in New Zealand, where there are many introduced starlings. Here, (in Queensland), there are not many, it must be too hot. Anyway, it's a great shot with the sunset behind. Very well done.
Stephanie24-Mar-2010 22:12
This is really superb Mairead!!! I love your compo, colors, silhouette and story! BV
tinkerb24-Mar-2010 22:07
What a super shot ehnanced by a great every day story I can definitely relate to. They always say that dogs are conversation starters I think cameras are up there with them!
Doug Cruden24-Mar-2010 21:58
Super composition, and a lovely little narrative :o)
J. Scott Coile24-Mar-2010 21:33
What a vantage to watch the day fade away.
Blandine Mangin24-Mar-2010 21:23
trouver sa place.... very beautiful compo and light ! v
Phillip Normanton24-Mar-2010 20:53
Hope you didn't get too muddy - it's a fab shot though!! :o)
Peter Sussex24-Mar-2010 20:52
Their silhouette works well against the subtle colour of sky.
Johnny JAG24-Mar-2010 20:47
That's quite a line up, the usual suspects?
Colin Storey24-Mar-2010 20:37
Wonderful image, great light. v
John Reynolds24-Mar-2010 20:18
Great image - well spotted!
John
lisamidi24-Mar-2010 20:04
Oh, so beauitful, the light, the shapes, the composition, so perfect! I LOVE IT!!! bv
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