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Attack of the Grackle Cloud | by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker
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Attack of the Grackle Cloud

To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how the birds ended up being so well defined. They move in odd patterns. I suspect they all just happened to be changing direction as I took this exposure.

 

When photographing swarms of grackles, I highly recommend wearing machine washable clothing. And a hat.

 

Several hundred landed in a parking lot very near where I was shooting. Most were on the ground, but a few dozen were on top of a rather unfortunate car. And, there were thousands in the surrounding trees.

 

By the way, these grackles are known to attack bystanders:

www.chron.com/news/bizarre/article/Dive-bombing-grackles-...

#only_in_texas #hitchcockian

 

Exposure0.006 sec (1/160)

Aperturef/3.2

Focal Length50 mm

ISO Speed3200

Exposure Bias-0.7 EV

 

Photo of the Week on the Gap Year Blog:

gapyearblog.org.uk/blog/2012/6/25/photo-of-the-week.html

 

Featured on the Photojojo tumblr Feed:

tumblr.photojojo.com/post/43009557323/whoa-grackles-in-do...

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Taken on January 24, 2012