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The little bird

The little bird
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature in Patos de Minas 2, Birds in Brazil 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-14 12:49
Viewed: 3959
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although I don't have the precise identification, I know this one belongs to the family HIRUNDINIDAE.

In Portuguese, we call it "andorinha".

These birds are difficult to shoot. When they're not flying fastly near watery regions, they're landed on wires. Since they're very small (5 centimeters or something), getting a decent shot is not an easy task.

Manual exposure
ISO 400
Post-process on Photoshop CS2
Neat Image - only on the background

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-10-14 13:11]

Hi Livios,

A beautiful capture of a Swallow. Excellent composition.


Bom dia Livio,
sharp swallow, blurred background, good composition. Congratulations for this shot.
Kind regards,

Very nice picture, Livios.
The POV are very good. Good details and nice colours.
Well seen from the BG.
Very well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-14 14:14]

Good shot Livio. Well composed and sharp details. The blurred bg is very good. Well done & TFS!


very sharp and clear! nice pose. I like the way the wings are held. whats making that geometric bg? TFS!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-14 14:39]

:o) wauuuuuu
very beautiful shot
good focusing
TFS Libor

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-14 16:18]

Uma não faz verão.... He... He...
Muito boa foto, nitidez, fundo, contraste e cores.
Uma das que não se deixam fotografar muito fácil, por isso o seu trabalho tem maior valor.... parabéns!!!

Hi Livio:
What a beautiful little swallow. When I was a child we would have them build nests in our barn, and they would then bomb the neighbourhood cats to keep them away. They're great to have around and keep the mosquito population down.
Your picture is well composed with a sharp image and nice out of focus background. The colour is great.
Well taken!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-14 16:36]

Hi Livio,
Very good captured of this singing bird!
Great details and colour, well composed.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-14 16:42]

Splendid!! in the large empty space come now correctly the nullity of this beautiful vogeltje well concerning complete good work groetjes Lia

Hi Livio,
Great capture. Good sharp and clear detail. The colours are nice and the exposure is spot on. The neat image blur to the BG is great.
Great shot. Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-14 19:04]

Superbe pose de l'oiseau avec le bec ouvert. Le Bg fait bien ressortir le sujet même si il est petit.

Félicitations pour la netteté et la compositions !

Merci pour l'envoie Livio !

You did well to get such a nice shot of this small bird. The composition you chose is excellent, emphasising the smallness of the bird. Well done!

Cool shot of this little guy Livio. Very good pose and POV. Thank You.

Hi Livio

What a cutie. The shot is nicely composed. Well done. Thanks.

fantastic shot Livio,
the pov is great the dof is fantastic, very good composition, very good job my friend,
gr. jaap

Hello Livio,

yes that is a swallow, it is hard to take a photo of them.
Wonderful Moment, Exellent shot. Well done!

Its a lovely capture Livio with good detail, colour and clean composition. 7/10 Very well done.

Hi Livio,
The colors and detail are excellent. The OOF backround is perfect for this shot. What I really like is the composition and framing. He is a small fellow, so making him small in the overall composition is great.

Beautifull adorinha :) 2 points here it`s not enough, I wish I could give you for this photo much more. It`s an amazing shot.
and regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-19 5:04]

What a cute little fellow Livio. Mike says it's a swallow, is it? Our swallows are brown and black.
Nice and sharp, good composition too. Well shown, I like him very much...

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