image notes: thousands of blackbirds flew in and blanketed the lawns and trees in our neighborhood last week. i stood for about 30 minutes trying to capture an image to give an essence of the size of the flock, but it didn’t work out well. the few in this image sat rather calmly in the treetops of our back yard as the others swarmed in the air like bees, landing on the lawns for moments only to swarm again and test another landing spot. zoli, who becomes enraged at squirrels when they jump from tree to tree in his territory sat quietly by the back door until they were gone. the sounds were like an audio clip from the movie, the birds.


Exif data:

Camera: NIKON D300
Aperture Value: 4.970854
Date Time Digitized: 2012:01:20 15:56:47
Date Time Original: 2012:01:20 15:56:47
Exposure Time: 1 / 1250
Flash: Flash did not fire
FNumber: 5.6
Focal Length: 200
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 300
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Subject Distance: 4.294967e+09
User Comment: @pearweed
Lens Model: 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6