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Black Birds

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Chris from Haute-Loire, France

As a scene of movie, a step backward. Incredible presence of birds !

6 Jan 2013 6:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Somehow, dramatic and perhaps a little gloomy view. Gorgeous.

6 Jan 2013 6:14am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

scary like a Hitchcock film !

6 Jan 2013 7:33am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

WoW! Can you imagine the mess they make on the roof? My thinking obviously different from the others LOL!

6 Jan 2013 7:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Hitchcock immediately springs to my mind too

6 Jan 2013 8:04am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel concentration d'oiseaux sur ce toit quel tons et effet, super.
Belle journée

6 Jan 2013 8:11am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Definitely a black bird conference ............ ;-))
Nice toning!

6 Jan 2013 8:32am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture and process

6 Jan 2013 8:47am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The processing is so appropriate

6 Jan 2013 8:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The sepia tone gives this image a very vintage look.

6 Jan 2013 9:01am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful processing!
Have a good day.

6 Jan 2013 9:15am

tatar@y from france, France

Belle composition et beau traitement.)

6 Jan 2013 9:19am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Dieser Ton passt Hervorragend zu diesem Foto.

6 Jan 2013 9:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superbly captured and processed

6 Jan 2013 9:26am

cajera from France

Toujours un peu inquiétant ces concentrations d'oiseaux noirs que l'on associe souvent à la sorcellerie

6 Jan 2013 9:56am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Un super traitement qui convient parfaitement à ta photo! j'aime

6 Jan 2013 9:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une scène à la Hitchcock!!! Superbe présentation. Bon dimanche.

6 Jan 2013 10:17am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

A nice tribute to Sir Alfred and his famous movie :-)

6 Jan 2013 10:37am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I like editing this fotogarfia, an old style perfect for this picture, lovely mary

6 Jan 2013 11:22am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Since the film is still impressive a large gathering of birds. The sepia tone is superb. I like the framing, excellent photo.
Good Sunday.

6 Jan 2013 12:22pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Pauvres oiseaux ! ils se reposent et on pense qu'ils vont attaquer !!!sacré Sir Alfred !!! belle composition et bon traitement en sépia !

Poor birds! they rests and think they will attack! sacred Sir Alfred! nice composition and good treatment in sepia!

6 Jan 2013 1:21pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une jolie superposition des plans.

6 Jan 2013 1:52pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran


6 Jan 2013 2:05pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Reminds me of a Hitchcock movie, beautifully photographed this atmosphere.

6 Jan 2013 2:11pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

The more the merrier :)

6 Jan 2013 2:28pm

Romina from tehran, Iran

wowww old pic <3

6 Jan 2013 3:39pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Belle composition.

6 Jan 2013 3:51pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

There is much to see in this picture! Beautiful in black and white!

6 Jan 2013 3:54pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A really nice photo, all in one view. great shot.

6 Jan 2013 4:19pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

a flock of birds, a really nice pictures.

6 Jan 2013 4:25pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Your stuff is still stunning! I hope you are doing well.

6 Jan 2013 4:53pm

hojjat from minoodasht, Iran

very nice

6 Jan 2013 5:33pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice shot. Superb pov.:-)

6 Jan 2013 6:08pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Soirée rave party et tous monde habillé en noir

6 Jan 2013 7:02pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

This is a very well constructed image, the empty space that is the parking offers a moment of relaxation and sends the eye looking through alll the minute details of the buildings, those in the foreground - the beautiful horizontals - and those in the background - verticals in a more discreet fashion.
Birds gathering on a rooftop is usually a sign of bad insulation.
I like the subject, although there is nothing so peculiarly special, it is a touching moment. Because it's all older buildings, perhaps. Because of the treatment, maybe, as well.

6 Jan 2013 7:13pm

@Arr Day: Thx Arr. Treatment is what a scene wanted .... :)

rem_la from Villiers, France

attention, attaque imminente

6 Jan 2013 8:16pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

On pourrait presque croire qu'il s'agit d'une foule humaine le long d'une artère piétonne très (p-)assante!
Bonne fin de journée!

6 Jan 2013 8:26pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

A wonderful and Hitchcock atmosphere! Great photo job.

6 Jan 2013 9:33pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

That's a lot of black birds !

6 Jan 2013 10:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine pov. excellent tones

6 Jan 2013 11:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful treatment! I always find it interesting the places where birds congregate. Fantastic image!

7 Jan 2013 1:09am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! Great !! Must be partying up there :-))))

7 Jan 2013 4:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What wonderful intensity this carries . . makes for such a powerful shot.

7 Jan 2013 4:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


7 Jan 2013 9:00am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So many black birds. Isn't it scary? I'd like to say bye bye.

7 Jan 2013 11:02am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, that flock has moved! What a super shot of this interesting scene.

7 Jan 2013 9:34pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

And blackbirds descend on the sleepy town.
An atmosphere of "film noir".
Good day anyway. :-).

8 Jan 2013 6:32am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

seems like they're having a meeting of some sort.. :D

10 Jan 2013 5:33pm

1/60 second
ISO 400
75 mm