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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 1:25
Viewed: 3483
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few swallows bickering over something I guess.
Taken at Burnaby Lake in the evening.
Hand held at full zoom. Cropped to keep the birds at frame size.
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-15 2:55]

Hi Doug

Excellent timing and composition. The mix of sharp and blurred elements gives the shot the feel of movement which would have been present in real life.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-06-15 4:05]

Hi Doug,
It seems you've captured something of a local rivalry going on, wonder what the fight is about. It's great that you caught all 3 in a vertical frame, individually each would make a good image but all three together is excellent. Good detail and good depth of field, lovely colours in the BG and well defocused which really makes the colour contrast of the birds stand out. A very good image, great work.

Hello Doug a fine catch of a difficult subject indeed, Some good detail captured. Excellent DOF to get all 3 in the focal point. TFS rgds Necip

Splendida cattura di queste rondini in volo, eccellente composizione con il magnifico BG dell'acqua, ottima nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e la luce. Grazie e compliomenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-15 12:22]

Hi Doug,
A lovely and interesting multiple action shot. Well composed and exposed. TFS
Have a nice week

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-06-15 12:38]

Hi Doug

Great in-flight capture of the Swallow's. with three lovely poses.
Nice details and lovely colours.
I was watching them flying over the water today but wouldn't be able to get one never mind three.


Great shot, Doug.
I like the composition and the colours .
Very nice.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-15 21:42]

Hello Doug

Well done to get them all in like that.Some of us have difficulty getting one in flight.lol.
The colours are super.
Nicely cropped and presented.
Cool pov.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-15 23:49]

Hi Doug,
Very nice action capture.I liked moment you caught,framing and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Gorgeous action shot! Wonderfully composed, great crop, perfect timing!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-16 5:34]

Hello Doug,Lovely composition and sharp picture. The picture sharp with god lighting. Ganesh

hello Doug

wonderful in-flight shot of these swallows, with fine POV & DOF,
each one having his pose on the airs, i love their contrast
with the background's colours, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-16 10:15]

Hi Doug.
I estimate to in-flight picture so highly. I tried to shoot swallows in flight many times with alone result. All shots were very bad. Yours is great. Superb timing and exposure parameters. Exposure and colours/detail reproduction are spot on. Composition is very nice too. My compliments. Wonderful work.

Wow... Impressive work, Doug. THANKS.

nice swallow triplet, the heavy blue frame doesn't fir though, greetings Ori

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