Hi Eric, your second name is not Alfred, or... ???Unlike Klaus' beautifully executed example above, I'll offer the snap below. Fortunately, it is rare for our backyard to be the landing zone for > 1000 European Starlings! I must say that this afternoon's scene was kinda ominous in an Old Testament, Charlton Heston-as-Moses, Plague-descending way. Thinking that I'd score a decent CS contribution, I tried a stealthy approach: I silently (?) exited from the side door on our garage, with camera at the ready, mentally composing the image, pausing to think about how to frame everything, before my shout would send them blurring gloriously into the sky . . .
Of course not.
Several fence-sitting sentinels took note of my egress from the garage immediately and the entire crowd took off. I squeezed off four shots, all of which featured one of our clotheslines, necessitating a heavy crop. Thanks, Klaus, for another great CS theme.
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That must have been an emotional day, Nick!Beer down the drain?
Details here (https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/nicks-palouse-52-week-project-2020-week-4.320104/page-4)
Time moves at hyperspeed when this hapens.
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Ha! Roland I know this feeling very well. You've forgotten the dry eyes after working 8 hours in front of a PC...Oh I wanted to join in this one so badly, but missed posting - and shooting, most of the time. To late at work, too dark, too tired, to...
Still got 2 half worth posting, yesterday evening, so in the time frame
first is a (less exciting, away from that) example of what to love the Z for