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Copyright: Ian Logsdon (logie) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ20, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-16 16:29
Viewed: 3528
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had been travelling on the Ratty Railway from Ravenglass to Dalegarth at the end of the line. Just after pulling into the station the swallow landed on the fence wire some ten meters from me. I just had time to take the shot before it flew off. The background is just the sun lit long grass in the field. I have cropped the shot by aprox half and added some sharpening.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-06-16 17:34]
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Hi Ian. Rich, well saturated colors. Nice details and especially good eye contact. Exposure is excellent and the blurred background is wonderful. I like that you can see the trademark forked tail of this bird. My preference would be to crop so that the subject is not quite so centered.

Hi Ian,

simply and beautiful, i like composition, colours and posture of subject, and BG. Just perfect.

All the best. TFS. Cezar T.

  • Trigger (168)
  • [2008-06-19 23:00]
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Hi Ian,A good opportunist shot with good catchlight in the eye and the background out of focus giving emphasis on the Swallow. Well done

Sharp image, nice capture!!!


you lucky bugger, i've been trying for months to get a pic like this one.

My favourite af all birds.

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