Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) mass roost

© Chris Lloyd

Photograph by Chris Lloyd,
Location: United Kingdom
Date: 2011

Camera: Nikon D2X
Focal Length: 45mm
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO/Film: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Tripod: Yes

Note: Chris Lloyd took this photo of a group of Starlings roosting and flying together. The organic shape that these birds create is so elegant. It is amazing when all the birds move in a ocean-like wave and dance carelessly together. The dark blue sky with the silhouettes of the birds creates a magnificent capture. You can view and purchase Chris’s work on his website,

Tip: To give the birds a slight motion trail, a shutter speed (exposure) of 1/30 of a second was used. A tripod is used when shooting slower shutter speeds to avoid unintentional blurriness.

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