The Gathering

© Joan E. Hoffman

The Gathering

Uploaded: January 14, 2009


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


John Benway January 14, 2009

Beautifully done Joan.
John #1067724

Joan E. Hoffman January 14, 2009

Thank you John! You have a wonderful gallery! What a beautiful part of the country! #7030229

Esther R. Tinz January 14, 2009

The style of this shot kinda reminds me of Laura. What's the story behind the shot? - Esther #7030816

M.Christine Duncan January 14, 2009

JOAN! LOVE IT!!! There's just something about the bg, the silhouettes and the title... wow! This is so cool! #7031157

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic January 14, 2009

Very original and creative Joan. Well done!!!!!! #7031179

Liz blahh January 14, 2009

Love the color, really pops! Nicely done! #7031189

January 14, 2009

Joan I think it perfect,love the color and you know me I love birds,well done Joan #7031230

Aimee C. Eisaman January 14, 2009

LOL...I thought of Laura as soon as I saw this! I really like it! Seems like it tells a story! A great silhouette shot! :~) #7031280

Dale Hardin January 14, 2009

I really like this Joan. Especially since they are my school colors. LOL
But most of all because they show your talent and eye for compositions and dynamic patterns. Well done. #7032237

Jeanine M. Bailey January 15, 2009

AWESOME!!!! Love the color!!! Beautiful composition!! #7034948

Jodi M. Walsh January 15, 2009

okay, this is just making me this The Birds. that movie always creeped me out. :-) great catch with the silhouettes, Joan! #7035199

January 15, 2009

I love this image! The silhouettes of the birds look fantastic against the orange sky. Nice done, Joan! - David #7035570

Joan E. Hoffman January 16, 2009

WOW... thank you all very much! The Grackles and black birds held a convention here a couple of days ago. Must have been close to 5 or 6 hundred of them. This was just a very small portion of a very small tree. It was taken against a rather insipid early morning greyish sky, and the birds were basically already a silhouette, because of their dark color, so I cropped out this section, applied a sepia filter, then applied a colour filter to the top! easy peasy! LOL

BTW, they stayed most of the day, and attracted a large flock of small white egrets to the party... so between these fellows, the kissadees, green jays, orioles and swallows, it was a noisy cacophony for the entire day. These great tailed grackles have a series of strange and wonderful sound effects... go here to hear some of them, then multiply by several hundred birds all in a different stage of the call... its rather mindblowing and headache envokeing ROFL!!

Ron McEwan January 16, 2009

Great title for this great image Joan, well done indeed. #7039990

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 19, 2009

Wonderfully captured and presented.
Invokes, in me, an eerie mood.
~lisa #7051218

Jean Lechleiter level-classic January 19, 2009

Awesome, Joan so creative and I love the title! Would have liked to have been there that day. Where are you? #7053174

Candice L. Carter February 05, 2009

So Albert Hitchcock! Lovely! #7129594

Jean Lechleiter level-classic February 05, 2009

Congrats. on the EP, Joan #7129663

Chris Ebben February 08, 2009

I like this one!! I rather like strong colourful images but not with a big variety of colour. Very well spotted & taken=^..^= #7143654

M.Christine Duncan February 23, 2009

YES!!!! CONGRATS m'dear on this superb finalist image... cheering this one on to bigger and better things! From the DRU club, and me!!! #7199079

Aimee C. Eisaman February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist Joan! :~) #7199093

Jean Lechleiter level-classic February 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Joan!!! #7200275

Jeanine M. Bailey February 23, 2009

CONGRATS Joan!!!!!:) #7201544

Esther R. Tinz February 23, 2009

How awesome for you!!! Congratulations-Esther #7202348

Dale Hardin February 23, 2009

Congratulations Joan. Super image and well deserved win. #7202636

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 23, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful capture and Finalist, Joan

Usman. #7203307

Joan E. Hoffman February 23, 2009

No one was more shocked than me!!! Thank you all!! #7203949

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 24, 2009

Big congrats on your fabulous finalist, Joan!
Smiles, lisa♥♥♥ #7210463

Robert Baer February 27, 2009

wonderful image. congratulations! #7221757

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