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Purple martins

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Purple Martins Flocking to Live Oak Tree 9126

You’ve got a lot of birds here: click for larger size and more detail.

Near the beginning of July the Austin daily newspaper ran an article about the large flock of purple martins gathering noisily each evening near sundown above and then in some trees at the northern end of the Highland Mall shopping center parking lot. On July 6th I went to see the spectacle, and of course to photograph it. This made up for the lack of grackles in my neighborhood last fall.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 6 and 15 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 31, 2013 at 6:19 AM

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