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Pacific Swallow

Pacific Swallow
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-09
Camera: Nikon D5100, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-14 16:41
Viewed: 2351
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands.[2] The hill swallow was formerly considered conspecific.

This species is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs from the barn swallow and the closely related welcome swallow in its shorter and less forked tail.

The Pacific swallow builds a neat cup-shaped nest, constructed with mud pellets collected in the beak, under a cliff ledge or on a man-made structures such as a building, bridge or tunnel. The nest is lined with softer material, and the clutch is two to three eggs, up to four in Sri Lanka. It is similar in behaviour to other aerial insectivores, such as other swallows and the unrelated swifts. It is a fast flyer and feeds on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

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great composition. TFS Ori

Hello Foozi-Beautiful species this Pacific Swallow.Against such beautiful BG,well captured.Good composition as well as natural colour.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-15 1:03]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent composition with a swallow in intense eye contact with the photographer. Very nice to see. Beautiful natural colours, including the blurred background. Maybe the details can be a little bit better.

Salam Foozi!
A very good shot of this Pacific Swallow with a beautiful, smooth background. Taken from a fine, semi-lateral POV, it shows good details on bird. Very fine catch-light in the visible eye and very good sharpness too. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Foozi,

Lovely compo with great colors and perfect BG
Beautifull light and sharpnes

TFS Thijs

Hello Foozi,
照的很漂亮 很美丽的燕子 也很清晰
光線亮麗 較度很棒 色彩十足
构图也很美丽 真是好看

Hello Foozi,
Good shot of this Pacific Swallow.


hallo foozi
great shot with good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice BG to
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-15 8:45]

Hi Foozi,it looks in pose only for you ad your camera like a movie star..ehehe...magnificent capture of this swallow,excellent detail and sharpness and great exposure too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-07-15 8:58]

Hello Foozi,
very beautiful swallow,great photo species,regards..

Ciao Foozi. Professional pic here. Brigh colours very good details agains the blurred BG.


just look at this eye contact lovely presentation indeed!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-16 8:12]

Hi Foozi,
Nice capture and elegant pose. Excellent details and focus with gorgeous naturals colours. Nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Foozi, Full of elegance and warmth in this post. The diagonal line adds to its interest. Wonderful colors and tones along with details. Regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-19 21:59]

Hi Foozi.
What a charming subject and top quality of the image. Amazing calm scene, ultimate details of the bird and twig, wonderful volours. Well done and TFS.

Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up photo of the Pacific swallow, fine frontal POV with the head turned
obtaining beautiful eye-contact, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-28 5:51]

Salam Foozi,
A lovely capture of this beautiful swallow ..
Very nice composition with details and beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-07-30 8:40]

Hola Foozi, hermosa foto de esta bella Golondrina, magnífica composición, manejo de la luz y un BG espectacular...saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-03 5:08]

Hello Foozi,
What an interesting bird-picture. Just lovely the way you have composed it. I like a lot!
take care

Hi Foozi,
A nice clean presentation taken at a great moment. Looks to me the eye isn't as sharp as it could be. I like the addition of the spider webbing and the lovely soft tones of the BG.

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful "rule-breaking" composition (because the model seems out, not inside of the frame, but the image is still pleasant to the viewer). Very good sharpness on the subject, nice exposure, and excellent shallow depth of field to result a smooth, non-disturbing background. Awesome view, excellent work. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful composition,great details and lovely colours.I like the glittering light on its eye.
Best regards......Joy

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2015-10-01 21:27]


Lovely , low perched and close eye contact

Very nice shop Foozi. TFS. Hope to see you ten days later.
Mustafa :-)

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