Rather random background to this and it is not my finest moment in terms of ability. However I shall explain :

In the north of England the 'sport' of racing pigeons is still quite popular albeit very specialised. I spotted some fanciers (as they are known) about to release their birds on a training flight.

Despite me believing I was ready for their very rapid departure this is the result. You can see the basket left and the next bird about to be released.

The high ISO lends it a rather surreal atmosphere.

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