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If you ever saw the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds, you have to remember how incredibly scary it was to have hundreds of birds flying around the people in that movie. Well, it would be a bit of an exaggeration to say that’s what were having outside our house every afternoon about 3 pm, but it’s pretty close to that. Fortunately, unlike in the movie, they’re not attacking the humans (so far). They fly outside from rooftop to trees to rooftop, and swoop down in front of our house. It is kind of creepy, especially if we’re out walking the dog and if we think about that movie.
I got my camera out and put the “Big Lens” (200-500 mm) on and stood in our doorway looking out over the trees above our neighbors’ homes. I experimented with a number of Photoshop techniques after I got the images into my computer. But what I liked best was this stark contrast black and white look. Click on the image to enlarge it on your computer’s screen.