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Tree Swallow couple

Tree Swallow couple
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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
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-24 17:29
Viewed: 2054
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a Tree Swallow couple (Tachycineta bicolor) whom i met at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, on last weekend. The male bird here, is the same male bird as in my previous post . The female one, am not sure if the same as in my older post .

"Tree Swallows breed in fields, marshes, shorelines, wooded swamps, and beaver ponds throughout northern North America, preferring to live near bodies of water that produce multitudes of flying insects for food. For nesting they need old trees with existing cavities (typically made by a woodpecker), or human-made nest boxes. Migrating and wintering birds use habitats similar to their breeding habitat, except they may have no need for cavities and are free to live in open areas."

Here, this couple was busy in protecting their particular bird house. It's really so sweet to see hundreds of them together, busy in their respective household activities! Green meadows, so many bird houses, blue sky and the beautiful, active, curious birds.. :)

Information courtesy: All About Birds

[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No tripod]

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Hello Ruby

And now it is the couple of the Tree Swallows,
comparing the photo with your previous one
we see that it is the female that came and
join the male, the male it does not move with
almost the same pose of the previous photo,
photo shot with fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, the catch-light on both birds eyes
it improve 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)
  • [2013-05-24 18:41]

Hello Ruby,
What a cute couple you have posted today. I can see them now as they flit about overhead and make their unique little calls to each other as well as any intruder into their territory.
I just love the way their iridescent blue feathers seem to glow in the sunlight.

Hello Ruby,
a very nice image of this couple oh Tree swallows.
You did well with the exposure, the blue plumage is really shining,
Also a nice composition and the birds stand out nicely from the blurry BG.
Well done.


Hello Ruby
Wonderful capture of this couple.Elegant vertical composition,wonderful colours and clean BG.Fair sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hi Ruby,

This is a nice photo of the cute couple. Great details with true colors.


Ciao Ruby, lovely composition with nice couple in great pose, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Lovely 'family' portrait with the characters in it posing elegantly for the camera.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-25 15:13]

Hi Ruby,beautiful capture of this couple,excellent details,exposure and bright color reflections on the dark plumage,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Ruby,
Agréable valorisation des sujets.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-28 5:23]

Hello Ruby,
I like a lot the soft light and the whole composition ! I enjoy it a lot ! Lovely capture and a great POV ! tfs Tina

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-28 11:38]

Hello Ruby,
I've missed this beauty while I was on holiday. great photo of this couple in beautiful colours and great sharpness. Fantastic composition with a very nice contrasting background.

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