One of the most interesting natural phaenemenon in autumn ; the dance of the starlings high above in the skies.
Sonbahar'ın en muıhteşem görüntülerinden biri ; sığırcık sürülerinin gökyüzündeki dansları.
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dta (71391) 2013-08-16 0:54
Hello Mesut ,
A fantastic capture of this starlings'fly , in a superb sunset sky . The shape is just stunning .
daddo (25795) 2013-08-16 1:01
Merhaba Mesut.A special photo which demonstrates beautifully the amazing phenomenon of vast number of birds in flight. How they don't crash into one another, I will never know. And, which bird'/s decide which way the flock should fly? They are like a wave in the sky as they move like liquid. Great colours against which the miracle happens. Regards. Klaudio.
tyro (22138) 2013-08-16 2:06
What a wonderful sight! This huge flock of starlings has formed itself into a beautiful abstract form which to me looks almost like a mushroom leaning over! And what a background for this amazing feat of Nature - that wonderful orange and red sky makes the perfect backdrop for this amazing phenomenon.
Glorious colours and light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
fkk (2037) 2013-08-16 2:07
Böyle bir şey ne kadar zamanda veya aralıklarda denk gelir bilinmez ama böyle bir anı yakalamak herkese nasip olmaz bunu biliyorum. Muhteşem bir an muhteşem bir kadraj ve renk...
cornejo (35769) 2013-08-16 3:03
Hello Mesut, great photograph of this beautiful and interesting scene at dusk of starlings dance, nicely captured in this beautiful image with the beautiful orange sky background, good image quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
Didi (59054) 2013-08-16 3:04
That's great ! It was for you a very good decisive moment
Nice abstract composition done by the birds
HimalAnda (10295) 2013-08-16 3:07
The colors are nice, of course, but the most amazing is that cloud of birds.
That's a perfect capture of this phaenomenon.
ManuMay (36083) 2013-08-16 3:23
Merhaba dear Mesut!
Amazing capture, really impressive formation...and you had a wonderful background with this sky, the right momento and the right place, great capture yours!!
chawax (19820) 2013-08-16 3:32
Incredible scene ! Moreover you caught them with a great atmosphere, a beautiful sunset sky with the outlines of the mountains. very well done !
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-16 4:00
a wonderful capture this, one of nature's amazing shows that it is difficult to capture and believe me I have tried. The effect is both compelling and awesome. Well done!
Wishing you a carefree weekend - Brian.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-08-16 4:45
an outstanding view. Captured nicely. Love the background colour tone with the silhouetted figures. The layers of hills at bottom is another nice point of attraction here. Great shot. Thanks for sharing this interesting view.
Noel_Byrne (27382) 2013-08-16 7:07
That is brilliant, I've seen this display over cities and countryside, but to capture it with this amazing layered backdrop and beautiful silhouette of the mountains is a true sight to behold! Perfect timing and a crystal clear perfectly colored finish. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
Angshu (56568) 2013-08-16 7:09
Merhaba dear Mesut!
This is brilliantly captured! The wonderful formation created by the birds against the flaming sky! Nature in all its glory!
ourania (36366) 2013-08-16 8:11
Hello dear Mesut,
this is an awesome sight! Whoever had the chance to see this extraordinary sight must have been left speechless and motioneless in wonder. I'm glad you had the readiness and calmness to capture this scene and now share it with us. The composition is very effective giving ample space to the sky and to the amazing flock of flying birds. The colours, contrasts and atmosphere of the evening have been captured with wonderful precision. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
ManishaJain (292) 2013-08-16 8:55
superb shot with perfect timing. The sunset in the background is awesome.
rychem (28019) 2013-08-16 9:30
This is great, simply fantastic shot with great timing, I have never seen such a flock of birds, very well done
Kielia (24073) 2013-08-16 9:32
bei uns nennt man dieses Naturspektakel "Schwarze Sonne" und es zieht besonders im Herbst viele Zuschauer an. Du hast einen sagenhaften Moment eingefangen, als die Stare eine unglaubliche Formation geflogen sind. Der Kontrast der Farben ist phantastisch.
Cricri (111351) 2013-08-16 10:25
Une scène spectaculaire merveilleusement capturer sous le ciel orangé, très belle réalisation
worldcitizen (7614) 2013-08-16 10:36
This is an amazing sight! I have never seen anything like this here in NY. You have created an elegant and poetic photo. The silhouette of the hills together with the orange sky and the mass of birds is beautiful. They have created an interesting shape, almost like a tilted mushroom growing up from the land. Very nice!
EstudioChispa (2144) 2013-08-16 12:15
Starlings? STUNNING! You have captured a fine setting to show this phenomenon, but it is the phenomenon itself that is mind-blowing.
When I first saw the thumbnail and your title, I expected to learn these were BATS. In Austin, there is a large (1 million +) colony that lives under a bridge downtown. They look something like this when they emerge, and can be so thick that they show up on the weatherman's radar.
Thanks for sharing this look at the grandeur of Mother Nature!
TRB (13914) 2013-08-16 12:15
ne kadar güzel,gün batımı içinde harika görünüyor.Siz de çok güzel yakaladınız.
Fotoyu açmadan ne olduğunu anlamadım, bir önceki fotoğrafınızı açtım oradaki notunuzu okuyunca hemen bu fotoğrafı açtım, gerçekten mükemmel...
selam ve sevgiler
PiotrF (11264) 2013-08-16 12:39
Hello Mesut ,
Great dancing, well presented in the photograph
Golden colors of the sky complete very good photo
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-08-16 21:47
you had a good luck to capture this scene. Wow! You done wonderfully and perfect execution. I like the colors, sharpness, clarity. Like it.
Best regards and have a great WE,
jjcordier (78988) 2013-08-16 22:22
Fantastique moment que tu as capturé là et, en plus, au coucher du soleil. Impressionnant!
Buin (42362) 2013-08-16 23:40
Hier bin ich noch einmal!
Dieses Foto ist einfach atemberaubend. Wer ist nur für diese wunderbare Choreografie zuständig?. Wie "funktioniert" dieses unglaubliche Schauspiel? Ein sehr sehenswertes Foto - mit einer wunderbaren Abendstimmung. Klasse! Ich würde gerne mehr als zwei Punkte geben.
Frank, diesmal sehr beeindruckt
papagolf21 (90424) 2013-08-17 1:14
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Spectacle exceptionnel, grandiose, étonnant...
Une très belle image.
annjackman (20899) 2013-08-17 1:29
This is an extraordinary capture of this huge flock of starlings. They seem to have formed a mushroom shape. Incredible to have such a dramatic BG. An usual and compelling image - very well caught.
Kind Regards, Ann
notrap (5973) 2013-08-17 3:36
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-08-17 3:54
just a stunning capture.love the timing and the shape.beautiful silhouettes against an orange sky.
saxo042 (37666) 2013-08-17 7:34
This is an incredible picture! It is hard to understand how the birds can cooperate into these flocks. Marvellous!
jhm (144204) 2013-08-17 9:58
This type picture is very scarce, you did this wonderful, the perfect moment when the starlings make the curve.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Lovely composition, excellent captured, together the wonderful and pink sky.
Very well done, TFS.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-08-17 10:35
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
A superb shot
Have a nice WE
npecanhuk (69964) 2013-08-17 10:40
Wow!!! That's a wonderful picture! A great catch indeed!
In addition to the magnificent details of those flying birds, I also love the colors of that sky!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
willperrett (8267) 2013-08-17 13:15
Beautiful capture! It looks like a sculpture. Fabulous silhouette against that amazing sunset afterglow.
Gigidusud (18009) 2013-08-17 13:29
A great capture of the dance of the starlings at Sunset. Beautiful cloud of birds a nice graphical effect. I like it!
Have a nice week-end my friend.
Fis2 (89993) 2013-08-17 14:13
A very interesting shot!
Good POV and colors.
Very impressive picture!
romanaa (7982) 2013-08-18 12:55
this one is just fantastic, such a huge number of the birds, all flying in a strange shape, I can almost hear their wings. Stunning background colours. WOW.
mcmtanyel (16607) 2013-08-18 19:26
İyi günler Mesut Bey,
Sizin kanatlı arkadaşlarınız pek sürreal bir manzara yaratmışlar. Harry Potter filimlerinden bir sahne gibi. Günbatımının kızıllığı şaheser, ellerinize sağlık. Tam anını yakalamışsınız. Böyle olağanüstü bir kare için tebrikler!
macjake (61418) 2013-08-18 21:24
Mesut! This is a WOW photo!!!!!!!!
it belongs in a magazine its that good!
splendid catch, and to have it at sunset is even more amazing and dazzling.
I'm in complete awe! wow, what a photo my friend!!!
jemaflor (89351) 2013-08-19 9:09
A great shot, bravo ! Wonderful photo with all these birds, interesting form and beautiful warm tone for the sky, perfectly presented, tfs.
holmertz (45179) 2013-08-19 9:57
I saw this marvellous photo yesterday bit then I didn't have any smilies remaining, so I left my critique until today :-).
It's a truly fascinating picture with perfect sunset colours and a most incredible shape of the swarm of starlings. It's not just that the swarm as such is impressive, it's also stunning that it is shaped like the head of a bird picking with its beak. It's almost creepy, but a superb shot.
korbee (6617) 2013-08-19 12:06
MAgnificent Mesut ,Ive rarely seen something like this ,as if they make a special kind of performance,all together with the mountains and the sun...
marina7 (8055) 2013-08-19 14:06
wow.. what a sight! Awesome.. especially since you captured it against that gorgeous backdrop of a fiery sunset. Just like a giant check mark upside down:)
Simply amazing, my compliments.
jcpix (13814) 2013-08-19 18:58
What an amazing and inspiring display of nature...if only we humans could work together in the same manner!? :) Not only has nature rendered this moment of flight, it has also produced an incredible sunset backdrop to really make it come alive. Deep, rich colors combined with the silhouetted landscape and formation of these birds is a sight to behold. I was perplexed at the smaller thumbnail, and am sure glad I opened it up for a better view!. Thanks for sharing this phenomenon, this is truly a pleasing image. Enjoy the day ahead.
All the best,
Graal (100106) 2013-08-20 0:00
it's unusual! Good shot and captured scene and moment. Friends all told for you. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-08-20 2:37
As much as I love your last upload Mesut, this one is quite incredible. I have seen films of bird's behaving like this but never a still. You have timed the shot to perfection and the natural display is wonderfully captured against the beautiful sunset sky. An amazing image and one I shall not forget. Warm regards Rosemary
wolf38 (31284) 2013-08-20 7:02
Hallo Mesut. Die Menschen haben sich zu allen Zeiten mit dem faszinierenden Flug der Stare beschäftigt. Man wollte eine Bedeutung erkennen, ein Zeichen sehen usw.
Der Flug der Stare hat nichts von seinem Zauber verloren.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Leksand (880) 2013-08-20 19:26
What an amazing shot!
PaulVDV (24369) 2013-08-21 12:39
Good evening Mesut,
WOW! What a wonderful natural phenomenon!
This is an excellent picture for National Geographic.
What a beautiful dance of these starlings.
Best regards, Paul
Glint (6171) 2013-08-21 13:38
this is a fabulous shot. The dark and moving mass of birds against the setting sun is quiet stunning. I envy you this shot as last autumn I tried to capture the murmuration of starlings. I am lucky to live in an area where they gather and have seen this for myself. Your photo will encourage me to try again when they return later in the season.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-08-21 13:47
Mesut, what an extraordinary and unique shot!! fantastic to see and very impressive to capture..my compliments on your beautiful work!
all the best
jacquest (18871) 2013-08-21 14:25
This is a stunning composition of this phenomenon over the colored sky. Unique moment of the abstract figure very well caught.
COSTANTINO (59851) 2013-08-22 3:53
Good morning Mesut
fantastic shot the right timing
without this title and your useful
notes everybody s imagination can fly...
I like the dynamic contrast between
orange gold and the black foreground
have a nice evening
bracasha75 (24585) 2013-08-22 4:27
Was zu sagen damit man die reihne kraft und schonheit die natur erklaren kann
Ausgezeichnet und einmall gutes foto
Meine beste komplimente
Grus aus Serbien
emka (86391) 2013-08-23 3:56
Amazing view. it looks like a cloud of strange shape. So many starlings there. In Warsaw they are almost extinct, I do not see them anymore. Awesome shot with sunset colours.
Royaldevon (33385) 2013-08-23 10:51
This is a quite amazing shot!
I have seen starlings making patterns in the sky like this but have never ever seen it against such a wonderful sunset. This must have been quite a heart stopping experience!
Your shot is beautifully composed as well as capturing this amazing natural phenomenon for us all to enjoy.
My warm regards,
resat1972 (7492) 2013-08-23 11:56
tek kelime muhteşemmmmm
claudeD (35441) 2013-08-24 6:51
Wow! What an amazing picture. A real piece of art of photography. All my congratulations.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-24 7:13
You have very good photos in your gallery, but I could not avoid critiquing this one first.
The visual appeal of this image is impressive.
The result that you achieved here is simply stunning.
mkamionka (32459) 2013-08-24 11:50
amazing spectacle indeed, you have captured it perfectly set against the colorful sky. I like the shapes created by the clouds of the birds.
Excellent wildlife photo,
zoomer (6) 2013-08-24 21:18
Hello,stunning catch ! Not only do you have the wonderful formation but a beautiful sunset with the mountains to complete this magnificent composition.Friendly regards,Wolf.
clic (16074) 2013-08-25 7:59
The birds performed an outstanding sun salutation for the grand finale of this play of Nature before the last curtain!!
I envey this "supernatural" moment that you captured with much finery.
kato (11630) 2013-08-25 21:58
You're capturing well this scene by a good timing and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the large herd of starlings where it soars to sky dyed to the setting sun. This is an awesome nature spectacle and the habit of the bird which forms a group. And, mountain's ridgeline with silhouette draws out a good effect in this image.
tober (8797) 2013-08-26 3:18
Merhaba Mesut Bey, 2006'da çekmişsiniz ama görmek şimdi kısmet oldu. Bu kadar harikulade bir fotoğraf arşivde beklemeyi hak etmiyor. Ellerinize sağlık.
fds (8834) 2013-08-26 10:30
dear turckisch friend fantastic image with this great darck clouds over the fantastic orange sky
very originaly and great sunset
eldancer1 (32015) 2013-08-28 7:57
This reminds of a science fiction novel I once read. Awesome capture of this natural phenomena. I like the colors of the sky. Well done, tfs.
adores (40946) 2013-09-02 17:57
A great shot! The birds form an incredible shape in the sky and the sky has really beautiful tonalities. Great moment!
fredon (5052) 2013-09-14 4:02
An amazing and insolite sunset view. Great tones and silhouettes.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (89070)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-14
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/2.6, 1/420 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-16 0:37
- Favorites: 2 [view]