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Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallow
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 400 5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-11 1:08
Viewed: 3626
Points: 12
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Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, is an uncommon visitor to parts of northern Australia. It can be distinguished from the Welcome Swallow by its black breast band and white underparts. Other swallow species include the White-backed Swallow, Cheramoeca leucosternnus, which has a white back and grey white head, and the Red-rumped Swallow, H. daurica, which is a rare visitor to Australia's north and has a red rump and streaked, chestnut underparts. Swallows are also confused with the martins, of which there are two species in Australia: the Fairy Martin, H. ariel, and the Tree Martin, H. nigricans. Both species have shorter, more square tails, and white to buff rumps.

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Very nice, great composition and timing. Love the pose of the bird against the blurred BG.

Hi Fatih
Very nice shot
Good sharpness and detail
Great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

Great eye contact, calm and steady look instead. Nice DOF and POV.
Best regards,

Hi Fatih, very nice shot of this Welcome Swallow. I've seen lots of these birds in flight, but have yet to see one stopped like this. I've tried to catch one in flight, and, well you know how fast they are. Someday. This is an excellent shot of the bird displaying very fine detail and colour in an excellent pose on the wire.

Thanks, John

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-12 11:10]

Hello Fatih,
Beautiful bird!
Lovely details!

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-03-13 13:28]

Hello Fatih,

Superb picture of this swallow. Great pose of the bird. Excellent sharpness, light and colours. Very nice contrast against the green background.

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