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Barn Swallows Feeding

Barn Swallows Feeding
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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: 2008-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Angelina's Favorites - Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-06 22:40
Viewed: 3887
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pair of young barn swallows getting some food from the mother.

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. A distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings, it is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin"
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SelenE, eng55, Alex99, Ken52, CeltickRanger, wuta, maurydv, Jamesp, Maite has marked this note useful
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Good composition and especially timing. Well done. TFS. Regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-06 23:23]

Hi Doug,
Very nice action shot. I liked your timing and the moment you captured. TFS
All the best,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-07 0:07]

Hi Doug,
Very nice scane.Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-07 10:41]

Hi Doug.
You managed to capture an amazing scene. Superb timing. DOF and details of the main subject attractive swallow family, are great. Bravo and kind regards.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-07 14:06]

Outstanding action shot! These little barn swallows have a lot of character and you captured it well. The composition is excellent. Appears you were working with some very bright light conditions, but you made a noble effort of toning down the over-exposed areas. The DOF is very good.

hello Doug

beautiful scene and excellent timing too shoot it in photo,
with very fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful luminosity
of the image, excellent sharpness and details, from the young
swallows i love the pose of the first one with his wings open, TFS


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-07-09 10:53]

Hello Doug ,Great shot from this birds , good timing , fantastic colours details sharpnes bg , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Bellissimo mopmento di cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-09 23:40]

Hi Doug

Great action shot here - perfect timing and poses. The light here is wonderful. Well seen and captured.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-12 22:08]

Hello Doug

Just marking the post for now


Hi Doug,
Great timing, Like a documentary film. TFS,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-07-14 7:37]

What a capture!!! What a magnificent timing and what a marvellous composition!! It's perfect and beautiful. I love it!!
Thank you very much for this stunning shot.
See you

Wonderful clarity...as usual! Perfect timing. Just a great shot that is going into my personal theme.

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