Flock of Birds in the Night Sky by Marguerite Foxon

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Another dumpster shot (see “Netherworld” and “Purple Haze” from the same shoot, and the story of the cops being called on me!). I love the coloring here … flecks of something on the metal that look like a flock of birds heading for home … tall trees, poplars maybe, a purple night sky. Who could dream up such beauty, such a picture from a nasty old dumpster! Shot with Nikon D90 60mm Nikon macro tripod f/3.0 (a mistake!!) and 1/125s


abstract, beautiful garbage, birds, dumpster, macro, metallic junktion, texture, urban art

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    This is an outstanding image, and I can see the flocks of birds so easily! Incredible find!

  • Hey there – good to see you – you are always so quick off the mark! Yes, I love the birds too! thanks for the fave.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals
    Geoff Coleman ...almost 4 years ago

    Shame on you Marguerite – this dumpster is an artiste of exceptional subtlety and style “nasty old dumpster” indeed – how ungrateful! Saw the birds as soon as I looked at it. Particularly love this one.

  • thanks for the visit/comment/fave Geoff. It is unusual for a dumpster, I will say that!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • thanks for your visit.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 4 years ago

    Oh how gorgeous Marguerite, great find and shot :))

  • Thanks Kathie, glad you like it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Thanks Naturelover for your visit and comment.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours and great sky filled with birds!

  • Hi Alix – good to see you and thanks for the comment and fave. Glad you like it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • richman
    richmanalmost 4 years ago

    very good indeed. lots of trees with the birds fluttering above, luverly

  • Yes, I knew you would instantly see it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning, love the colours and great title Marguerite :))

  • Thanks Kathy, glad you like it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Love it Marguerite, perfect title…

  • Glad you like it and thanks for the fave too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 3 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thanks, glad you like it. Apologies for delayed response.

    – Marguerite Foxon

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