Bird Photo Competition 3 2013 : Entry Number 547

Judges Comment

Today, even the most basic digital cameras come with a range of creative features and image editing software adds even more. Taking the time to experiment with these features can enable you to create images with a difference. Here, multiple exposures of Swifts flying between buildings have created wonderful 'trails'. Despite reviewing over 1 million bird images, I've never seen one quite like this before, so ten out of ten for novelty!

Photographers Comment

I am very grateful for this prize. My name is Laurent Godel and I live in Barcelona, Spain. This image was taken by a Canon G12 compact camera in hi-definition video mode. The footage was then processed so all the frames would merge together in a single file, applying transparency criteria. More images are available on my blog (link below).