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Tree Swallow (male)

Tree Swallow (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-21 18:46
Viewed: 2052
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My previous post was on a female Tree Swallow. And this one.. a male. I found this bird at the same place, in Ipswich River wildlife Sanctuary, at Topsfield.

Male Tree Swallows are really beautiful and look stunning when under bright sunlight. It was a lovely day, and it being the nesting season, flocks of birds were around.. happily busy in their household activities.

I liked the bird-houses having their particular house-numbers. The other sanctuaries that i had visited till that day, had bird-houses but numbers were not there. A good method, if you want to take care of what's happening around.

This particular male Tree Swallow was singing then when i took this shot! It was for the first time, i heard a Tree Swallow singing! Amazing :) Wish i had recorded that song.. :/

Happy to share. Thanks for viewing.

[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No tripod]

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Hello Ruby

There is one Nature Park with marshes tha I see
them and they have their nesting box but I did
not went to that Nature Park yet this year,

Excellent close-up photo of the male Tree Swallow,
fine POV on the bird facing the light,
its plumage it is beautiful, the catch-light
at the eye always enhance the photo by
rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-21 20:03]

Hello Ruby,
What an awesome image of this gorgeous male Tree Swallow. They are a real challenge to photograph without over exposing their white breast, but you did it perfectly!! They have such a beautiful iridescent bluish plumage which you obviously captured in fine fashion. Very attractive pose and exceptional detail. I'm glad you were able to hear this particular bird singing, it is as you say, an amazing sound. Great work!!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-21 22:49]

Hi Ruby.
These day swallows fly around my countryside house every day. However I am not so happy as you to take such wonderful shot. All is excellent: subject at hole (sweet birdy on a dry branch against wonderful green BG), ultimate details and precise exposure (reproduction of the feathers is stunning. composition of the shot. Well done and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-22 2:50]

Hello Ruby,
Very beautiful photo of this Tree Swallow in splendid natural colours, white balance and excellent sharpness. Gorgeous pose with eye contact. Beautiful contrasting blurred background.

hallo Ruby
you have here a good pose of this swallow
good details and beautiful colours and nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ruby,
Excellent photograph of Tree Swallow, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Ruby, this is a beautiful picture of a male Tree Swallow.
With spot on focus, the bird looks elegant on that perch of a stump.
Well done and TFS!

Hallo Ruby
This is a great image with lots of details to appreciate. What I like the most in this image is the effect the natural sunlight have on the colours and detail. Indeed an image that is worthy lots of praise. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-23 5:38]

Hi Ruby,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful Swallow.
Amazing colors perfect composition and sharpness details.
Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Ruby, great capture of lovely bird, nice composition with beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-24 0:57]

Hi Ruby,in pose for you like a movie star..ehehe...magnificent capture of this malw whit a very bright plumage,excellent exposure for the best white too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-24 4:05]

Hello Ruby,
Great POV and pose of the lovely bird ! Beautiful light and details ! TFS Tina

Bonjour Ruby,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude et sous une bonne lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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