There are times in life when a missed opportunity or special moment gone wrong just can't be corrected or recaptured. Sure this could be one of those emotional, sappy or philosophical posts that has everyone all misty eyed but that is not going to be the case. What you have instead is a mini rant on my problems with capturing a bunch of starlings on the wire of a silo.
I have been trying to recapture that shot ever since. I have taken dozens, of shots that end up like the one above. Seems that every time our car gets anywhere near the farm in question, and I raise the viewfinder to my eye, the birds take off and I end up with lots of small black dots in the sky.
A few weeks ago my friends moved back into town. I will probably never have the need to travel to that part of the country again so my hopes of recreating this shot will likely never happen.
This experience however, has me checking out the tops of all the silos I come across. I've noticed that most don't have this wire circle on them. I did come across this silo with a bent wire (and not a bird in sight) during a recent drive in the country while searching for an estate sale.
I finally, as my little brother once said, "lucked up." I captured the above shot of birds on the wire ring of a silo. Not near the number of birds I was hoping to find but a decent shot, just the same.
Like I said at the start of this post "There are times in life when a missed opportunity or special moment gone wrong just can't be corrected or recaptured." And, I guess I will close the book on trying to recapture a silo wire full of birds.
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