January ran so far away

distant huge flock of seagulls
I said that this pic would be coming in a few days, because it’s an obvious choice for the end of the month abstract. Well, that and the fact that I’ve shot almost nothing in January, so it’s this or some weird images through the microscope.

While out on Jordan Lake, a huge flock of birds was visible well out over the water, and the long lens (and a knowledge of flight behavior) revealed that they were likely seagulls. But what exactly they were doing at dusk wheeling around far out on the lake, I couldn’t tell you, probably because of the threatening electrodes attached to my genitals. No, seriously though, I don’t know. I don’t know! It wasn’t fishing, because nobody was diving or clustered on the water as they tend to do, and to the best of my knowledge there was no garbage scow out there.

Just a few minutes before I found the moon, however, I glanced out there again and saw that not only had the flock moved further off, it had grown remarkably, stretching across perhaps a kilometer of sky. I juggled a bit to frame the excerpt below to retain enough detail while still conveying the mood from the sky color and clouds, because now, they look a lot more like a colony of bats, which is much cooler.

a flock of seagulls, not bats, but I shouldn't have told you that
In fact, if you want to see a little more detail, you can click on the image itself to see a larger version. If you’re viewing this site on your phone, you likely won’t see much from either version, but that’s your tough shit – stop playing with toys and use a real computer.

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