The Starlings are back!

The starlings are back at the pier in Aberystwyth. Today was my first chance to get down to see them and to think about capturing the spectacle on a single frame. Sarah and I headed down to the prom around three thirty and I set up on the beach. We had a good display but not much in the way of a blazing sunset (nil actually); it all needs to come together to get the shot that you are aiming for. I got off lightly in that I was only hit three times and these were glancing blows rather than a full, dum-dum effect. Back home to warm and placate Sarah with a huge G&T...

Canon 7D, Sigma 10mm Fisheye, ISO 100, f9, 1/8 sec exposure. Lightroom to convert to B&W.