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asakiyume ([personal profile] asakiyume) wrote2017-11-27 04:32 pm

almost murmuration, pearl, colors

The starlings over the cornfields of Hadley, Massachusetts, sometimes achieve murmuration levels--I saw them do it Saturday, them moving together like a great whale at play. It was breathtaking. I went back yesterday with a camera but came too late in the day, and then again today, and was only a *little* too late, or they weren't in a mood to all rise (ALL RISE) and swoop, and then settle.

Also, maybe if I had turned the phone sideways it would have made a wider video? I am very new to the ways of the smartphone. (Video is 38 seconds)



Although I didn't catch the murmuration yesterday, I did get a photo of the sun like a pearl in the shell of the sky...

golden sunset

And then another of all the many colors sunset sky is heir to...

red sunset
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[personal profile] sovay 2017-11-27 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Although I didn't catch the murmuration yesterday, I did get a photo of the sun like a pearl in the shell of the sky...

This and the sunset are very beautiful.
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[personal profile] marycatelli 2017-11-27 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
lovely!
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[personal profile] zyzyly 2017-11-28 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Very pretty. I love the middle image. I think it depends on your phone. The last time I took a video with the phone in "landscape", the video came out sideways. I say try it and see what happens!
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[personal profile] minoanmiss 2017-11-28 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for keeping my eyes turned towards the sky.
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[personal profile] wayfaringwordhack 2017-11-28 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
The kids and I glimpsed some starlings in the neighbor's field the other day. I would have loved to stop and watch them, but we were on our way to Sprout's riding lesson. So thanks for letting me watch yours instead! :D
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-11-28 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
One surprise about moving to the Welsh border is that there are far fewer starlings than down south.

[personal profile] khiemtran 2017-12-02 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Very cool! Did you see the Planet Earth II episode with the starlings over Rome?

[personal profile] khiemtran 2017-12-04 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
Incredible! I don't know if what you saw was similar, but I'd love to see something like that one day...