Murmuration of Starlings – Dreamy 4

This month my blog is three years old and I have just gone past 1000 followers. I never dreamt when I started this blog that I would get 10 followers never mind past the hundreds. I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone (and I am sure it is actually nowhere near a thousand) who takes the time to take a look and leave the odd comment here. It really does mean the world to me. Once again thank you all so much.

So, I thought I would share two of my favorite photographs taken around this time of year with you again. Every Autumn the starlings roost under North Pier and we are treated to a spectacular acrobatic display every evening at sunset until they swoop underneath the pier for the evening. It really is astonishing and exquisite to watch, it never fails to take my breath away. Towards the end of this month when the number of birds have increased a little more I will be back down there to see if I can get some more photographs. I am hoping to get more of the ink spot shadows and shapes that they create so watch this space.

murmuration of starlings
murmuration of starlings

starlings 2

The violets explode inside me
When I meet your eyes
Then I’m spinning and I’m diving
Like a cloud of starlings

Darling is this love?

Elbow – Starlings

Weekly photo challenge 2 – My dreamy moon

I have spent the best part of two weeks outside at gone ten with my camera and tripod trying to capture a half decent shot of the moon. Many, many different settings have been tried as low light photography is not my forte and last night and tonight I finally captured two shots that are quite different from each other that I was a bit happy with although I still know they could be improved.

To me the moon is dreamy, beautiful and amazing and it is wholly responsible for me having to now save up for a super dooper zoomy zoom lens so I can do away with any cropping.


More dreamy contributions here