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Fascinating, aren’t they? Community, personal space, family, individuality… so many themes this flock of birds makes me ponder. But mostly the beautiful geometry as they jostle for every possible space on the line.

Sony a200
edited in CS3
vintage tones by regularjane
texture- bokehlicious by regularjane
for a challenge

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  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 2 years ago


    5 September 2012

  • JorunnSjofn Gudlaugsdottir
    JorunnSjofn Gu...over 2 years ago

    wow this is amazing I have to say. So many of them. beautiful capture

  • Thank you! I’ve been watching this spot where the birds congregate for weeks now. So glad to finally take the shot!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    wow, what an amazing capture Nicole! :) lovely treatment also :)

  • Thank you kindly! As for the treatment, it’s a little group project over in ""Camera in one hand…" group. Feel free to check out the other members use of these techniques!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    Very lovely… And I love the read…. What a great interpretation~!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, Brenda!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorover 2 years ago

    They really are fascinating, Nicole! We’ve had them (swallows) congregating for over a month and their numbers increase every day!

  • Everyone here agrees that they are flocking at least a month earlier than normal. Hmmm. While shooting a foggy valley yesterday morning, I was honored to be there for the beautifully choreographed liftoff of a flock of Canada Geese. Amazing!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • John Rivera
    John Riveraover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work here Nicole!

  • Thank you, John!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 2 years ago


    Bokeh & Vintage Tone Inspiration Showcase Gallery

  • Thanks, Linda!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • micklyn
    micklynover 2 years ago

    what an amazing image. Wow.

  • thank you!! after seeing these birds on my drive home from work for weeks, I finally took this picture… and never saw them again! (but the days are getting shorter and perhaps they are gone before I get there now)

    – Nicole McKinney

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Tori!! I’m so excited to be included with such a bunch of fine images!

    – Nicole McKinney

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 2 years ago

    Really cool shot and great processing Nicole !

  • Thanks, Renee!

    – Nicole McKinney

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