Feathered Leaves

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 10 January 2018 in Animal & Insect.

I heard them before I saw them, once upon a time during nightfall along the waterfront in Toronto. by the hundreds I heard them conversing. Finally I located the source of the sounds, above me. Very stealthy. A faint twinge of the Hitchcock classic rippled through me.

Canon EOS REBEL XSi 1/6 second F/5.0 ISO 800 80 mm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Oh yes ! dramatic Hitchcock mood !!

10 Jan 2018 8:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing & lovely !!!!

10 Jan 2018 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, amazing view !!!
I've never seen such.

10 Jan 2018 9:38am

@Hiro: An example of not being a high quality image, but an interesting one. Thanks, Hiro.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The blue hour and a very sinister one at that! I can sense them watching you...

10 Jan 2018 9:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition !

10 Jan 2018 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent rich dark colour palette.

10 Jan 2018 10:48am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce bleu

10 Jan 2018 2:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the eerie mood in capturing them in silhouette

10 Jan 2018 4:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the way the leaves seem to morph into the silhouetted birds. A very effective image and a bit creepy, too. ;-)

10 Jan 2018 5:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Wonderful colours in this nightscape!
I can imagine the racket they made ... just like the sparrows in the bushes around my bird feeder! You hear them, but you don't see them (other than in your image!).

10 Jan 2018 5:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! What a great find with an excellent title!! I actually thought I was looking at foliage! They certainly are taking up the tree like prime real estate. Just like Toronto's land below it. Thank goodness this tree was spared the axe. :-)

10 Jan 2018 7:23pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is a wonderful image -, and your words really add to the drama by instilling a feeling, in my mind, of some stranfe beings in thise trees... The drama crested by Cicada’s in warm southern evnings is the sound I remember here.... like a thousand rattlesnakes!! Such an evocative image in every way! Beautiful!

11 Jan 2018 4:07am

Devi from Chennai, India

Phew...the crows / birds do merge with the leaves...Can imagine the noise they make..great mood here !

19 Jan 2018 3:25pm