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One In A Million Photo Captured By Photographer Who Discovers It At Home
In nature, perfect coincidences depict the world’s beauty and awe. A murmuration, or flock of starlings, happened above the Costa Brava in northeastern Spain. This phenomenon is a sight to see, with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of birds moving and twisting in unison, morphing into bizarre patterns.
The starlings started to twirl and twist when a predator such as a falcon or a hawk was around, according to photographer Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany. The starling cloud twisted and turned into a single massive bird, as if to declare to their tormentor, “we are larger than you.”
Mr. Biber won a prize in an international photography competition, but he didn’t realize he had obtained such outstanding photographs. I only noticed the starlings’ formation after looking at the photos on the computer, he said. “I was so focused on snapping shots that I missed the starlings creating a big bird in the sky.”
Mr. Biber’s perseverance paid off after failing to catch the starlings in flight. The starlings have always been a challenge for him to shoot. “I drove to the same area for four days in a row to catch them. I chose a foreground and background that matched their location in the scene.”
#1 Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true
#2 Photographer Daniel Biber from Hilzingen, Germany was trying to capture the murmuration of starlings for 4 days when he finally succeeded
#3 “I’ve tried to photograph the starlings but it never worked out as well as I hoped for”
#4 “I eventually drove to the spot every day for four days in a row in order to capture them”
#5 “I was so concentrated on taking pictures at the time that I hadn’t realized that the starlings had created a giant bird in the sky”
#6 “It took less than 10 seconds for the birds to create that formation”
#7 “I realized that I had captured a unique snapshot, technically, sharp and in high quality”
#8 “It usually happens that birds of prey turn up and the starlings then create bizarre forms. It can be quite erratic and completely random”
#9 “A number of people were watching this display but they were observing it from other spots and might not have seen what I captured”
#10 The incredible images ended up winning an international photography prize!