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starlings on Otmoor (Amazing display of nature!)


A display of nature’s beauty and perfection I wanted to share with all of you!
Enjoy it 🙂

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Uploaded on Feb 21, 2007
http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk for more bird films. The starlings are an astonishing thing to see – Near Oxford – England. This was filmed at an RSPB reserve called Otmoor. It is the most remarkable thing I have ever seen – and as a video camerman I have seen some pretty amazing things.

The music is from a companny called CSS Music. The track is “soaring with the sun” – .

I have just received this

Hi, Dylan. I got your contact information from your beautiful YouTube video published in February 2007.

Audubon Magazine published a wonderful article about starling flock behavior earlier this year: http://www.audubonmagazine.org/featur…
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My favorite segment from the article:

Like drivers on a freeway, starlings dont appear to mind having neighbors nearby on their sides—or above and below, for that matter—as long as they have open space ahead. That makes sense, since the presence of a clear path in the direction of travel minimizes the likelihood of collisions should the birds need to shift their course abruptly, as is likely when a falcon attacks. But whats really nifty about this spatial asymmetry is that the researchers have been able to use it to calculate the number of neighbors to which each starling pays close attention—a quantified elaboration of Pottss chorus line idea. By looking at correlations between the movements of neighboring starlings, they can show that each bird always pays attention to the same number of neighbors, whether theyre closer or farther away. How many neighbors is that? Six or seven, says Cavagna, who points out that starlings in flocks can almost always see many more nearby birds— but the number may be closely tied to birds cognitive ability.

The direction of the flock can be coordinated by each birds tracking six or seven other birds. Remarkable. This is a very different kind of cognitive skill.

if you want to know more about the science try this

http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/m…

Dylan

A Letter From Fred – “Oh Sweet Lorraine” An Amazing Song Written by 96 year-old!


This is the sweetest and most moving story-song ever! There are no words I can add, this video says it all…
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Trees in snow 30.5.2013 (Trees 4)


Black,white & the myriad shades in between... ©copyright2013owpp

Black,white & the myriad shades in between…
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Trees in snow
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There is nothing like snow to
Bring out the magnetism of
Black, white and the myriad
Shades in between. To outline
The curves, decorate a pine tree
With iced frills…

There is nothing like bare trees
Lined by nature’s symmetry or,
Hovering protectively over a shy
Winter sun… branches illuminated
Near dusk, a twig defining whiteness
In an arctic day, air numbing, solid
As a nutshell.

After such a day, we go by the wooden
Swings and smile at nature’s constant
Rebirth…

Iced frills ©copyright2013owpp

Iced frills
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Nature's symmetry ©copyright2013owpp

Nature’s symmetry
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Our shy winter sun ©copyright2013owpp

Our shy winter sun
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Winter festive... ©copyright2013owpp

Winter festive…
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...decorations ©copyright2013owpp

…decorations
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Defining whiteness ©copyright2013owpp

Defining whiteness
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...and lines ©copyright2013owpp

…and lines
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Constant rebirth ©copyright2013owpp

Constant rebirth
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Grace, beauty & raw power…


Raw power ©copyright2013owpp

Raw power
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A few years ago
On my birthday
Was offered to
Me,the privilege
To watch, for the
First time in my
Life a polo
Game that we
Accidentally fell

Upon on a day’s
Out at the beach.
Horses and dolphins
Being my favorites,
I could not resist
The urge to capture
Their grace and beauty
All encapsulated in one
Mass of raw power…

P.s
Having said that, I prefer
Seeing them in their natural
Habitat 🙂

Unusual polo game ©copyright2013owpp

Unusual polo game
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