This is one of my favorite images: and it happened all by accident!!
The moon is a creation I stumbled on by accident when I was trying to make steam with PS3. The starlings just happened to be on my pallet. The rest was hours of fun, and excitment.(I bet you know what I mean!)
Lens 70-300mm f/4-5.6
f/5.6 ISO 200
Photoshop CS3 post processing
Paiting & burning used as well as a clever technique from Greg Vander Houwen for removing edge pixels that contain the original backround color. (happy to share) :-)