In Flight [MY FIRST EXPLORE!!!!]

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    This strange bird phenomenon happens every summer on Lake Murray. The Purple Martins swarm above an island called "Bombing Island" and all settle at once around 8:30. It's fantastic. I took this in June or July of this year, but never got around to posting it!! So, here you go.

    The gorgeous sky doesn't hurt, either. :)

    [Sidenote: I know I'm starting late in the month, but I'm determined to try this 365 pictures thing, and I'm starting NOW. Wish me luck!] ((1/365))!!!

    Patricia Kroger, Sophie & Me, and 74 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Mio~ちゃん 50 months ago | reply

      Amazing tones, lovely moment!!
      GREAT capture!! :)

    2. Dennis_Lee 50 months ago | reply

      wow! this is amazing! I hope you brought your umbrella :)

    3. mortenva 50 months ago | reply

      Chaos in perfection! Well captured!

    4. wrcous 50 months ago | reply

      A fantastic image,we have a lot of this bird behaviour in England also. I like the orange to blue sky.

    5. HannahChristineKemp [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Lovely colors.
      Nice shot

    6. bsouthj 50 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    7. Borretje76 50 months ago | reply

      congrats on this first explore > it's a great one!!!

    8. Siréliss {2010} 50 months ago | reply

      Amazing ! And the colors are gorgeous.

    9. Beelinda 50 months ago | reply

      Wow, great shot and congrats on explore =D

    10. Pond Skater 50 months ago | reply

      Great photo. Starlings flock near us every winter in their tens of thousands at dusk in reed beds on the river Exe and it's a great spectacle - the sound of all those wings is just amazing.

    11. catherine_rene (I've been locked out of my account 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks to everyone, once again!! I can't believe this photograph has gotten such a positive response! :)

    12. eleivory 50 months ago | reply

      This is a fantastic image!! Love the colour of the sky and the mass of silhouettes

    13. kikkaitalia 50 months ago | reply

      mamma mia!! what beautiful photos you take!! poetry in a shot.

    14. nicole.pierce.photography ♥ 50 months ago | reply

      explored!!! yeiiiiii !!!!! I wish!!!! this one is just amazing! :)

    15. MurrayH77 50 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore! Very fine photo, too!

    16. Bob T... 38 months ago | reply

      Very pretty image, Congrats with Explore, 1 year ago today, very well deserved...

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