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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 04:59 PM

A breathtaking, otherworldly photograph by @INPHOjames on the front page of the @irishtimes.


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Martyn McLaughlin
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A breathtaking, otherworldly photograph by @INPHOjames on the front page of the @irishtimes. He spent several months and dozens of fruitless visits trying to capture a murmuration of starlings. Perseverance has its rewards.


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Reply A breathtaking, otherworldly photograph by @INPHOjames on the front page of the @irishtimes. (Original post)
soothsayer Mar 2021 OP
Guilded Lilly Mar 2021 #1
soothsayer Mar 2021 #3
Guilded Lilly Mar 2021 #5
dweller Mar 2021 #2
KT2000 Mar 2021 #4
BootinUp Mar 2021 #6
Demovictory9 Mar 2021 #7
Karadeniz Mar 2021 #8
Paper Roses Mar 2021 #9
AndyS Mar 2021 #10
soothsayer Mar 2021 #11
murielm99 Mar 2021 #12
Duppers Mar 2021 #13
matt819 Mar 2021 #14
yonder Mar 2021 #15
localroger Mar 2021 #16
dhill926 Mar 2021 #17
Martin Eden Mar 2021 #18
soothsayer Mar 2021 #19
Martin Eden Mar 2021 #20
trof Mar 2021 #21
AllaN01Bear Mar 2021 #22
scipan Mar 2021 #23

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:01 PM

1. Gives one pause...and wonder!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:03 PM

3. Hitchcock would have been inspired by that

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:04 PM

5. Indeed!!!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:03 PM

2. now they're

just fn with the photographer ... 😳

✌🏻

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:04 PM

4. Truly amazing!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:04 PM

6. Looks like the Loch Ness Bird monster. Nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:05 PM

7. Someone recently posted.a youtube vid of birds in flight

Amazing to watch

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:07 PM

8. Fabulous!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:09 PM

9. There is no way to know but I bet this is hundreds of thousands of birds.

Fantastic photo!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:17 PM

10. Oh! Look what I found on Youtube! Same fellow, same flock!

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Response to AndyS (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:19 PM

11. Even better!

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Response to AndyS (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:28 PM

12. Now I know what murmuration is.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:36 PM

13. Wow! Thank You!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:41 PM

14. That's an award winner

Wow!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 05:56 PM

15. That is quite the sight and a still photo is probably the only way to capture it.

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Response to yonder (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 06:16 PM

16. One frame of a video

It only had that shape for a moment, as the YouTube vid above shows.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:13 PM

17. and how weird that a novel I'm reading today...

mentioned a murmuration of starlings. The hell are the odds of that...

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:43 PM

18. My wife doesn't believe it's real

Says it's too perfect not to have been photoshopped.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:44 PM

19. Did she look at the video above? It's momentary

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:45 PM

20. I'll check it out

But I really didn't have doubts myself.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:50 PM

21. Way cool and I learned "a mumuration of starlings".

My vocabulary is enriched.
Merci

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:03 PM

22. wow. falcon vs. starling murmeration.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:28 PM

23. Mesmerizing murmuration. Nt

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