- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-06-19 0:51]
Excellent action capture.I liked moment you caught,BG,POV and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-06-19 1:02]
Oh Pekka, this is good. It is so hard for me to get good shots of these fast moving swallows and here you have six of them.
What a wonderful image with mother (in flight) feeding her babes. You shot it at just the right time - BRAVO!
PS I love the WS as well - thank you.
- shabsslg (913)
- [2008-06-19 1:15]
Very nice image. The moment captured is very sublimly heartening. One point though, the depth is quite shallow. Well that can be guessed for a 550mm f-length. But the focus could be more on the centerstage where activity is going on rather than on the idle onlookers waiting for their turn. The focus could be managed upto the moving blur caused in wings & tails. Compositionally [TL] this is perfect but on TN we are interested in activity.
Well, I know this is all theory. Because a priory you do not know the direction from which maternal food supply shall appear [ref WS] & you do not have large DOF at that range.
Thanks again, for sharing this.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-06-19 1:17]
I just love this, Pekka!
What a wonderful, interesting, action shot!
The details, showing how the mother feeds her babes whilst still in flight are remarkable.
Superb pov with the waiting line of infants receding from you.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-19 1:38]
Terrific capture of these youg Swallows being fed. Lovely shot in the workshop too, the youngsters look really cute. Excellent DOF, sharpness and beautiful colours. Very well-timed and fine compositions too.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-06-19 2:41]
This is an outstanding capture..you have done superbly well to capture the parent at such a slow shutter speed..Very well found out subject matter and then recorded wonderfully.
All the Best
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-19 2:47]
Hello Pekka,WOW what a shot. Wonderful moment of parenthood. I like the anxious moments of other birds waiting for their turn. Very nice capture. Ganesh
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-06-19 3:33]
A great shot! Very cute image of this mother swallow feeding its youngs. Excellent composition, POV and focus. The picture in the WS is very good too. TFS.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-06-19 5:00]
Not an easy capture to attempt but this one has come out quite good. Great bit of action to capture the moment of delivery. TFS
- cako (3395)
- [2008-06-19 5:34]
very well done.
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-06-19 6:49]
Great action shot and moment with superb timing
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-06-19 11:17]
Very nice picture from these Swallow with the kids.
Exelent pov and dof.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-19 11:25]
Wonderful family shot. Great timing to freeze the moment when the parent passes the seed to the offspring. I love the way the others are watching with eager anticipation for their turns. Excellent colors and details of all the birds - even the parent's wing is sharp and clear.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-06-19 11:50]
Fantasitc feeding image!
the inflight adult perfectly captured with a great freeze up pose in a perfect moment!
the image is so sharp with good lighting and superb details
very well done indeed
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-06-19 12:09]
A very nice action shot. I like the scene you captured a lot. Tfs
All the best,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-19 13:33]
Hi Pekka. This is a Fantastic shot of the young birds . with a good inflight shot of the parent. Great detail and colours. i love the the pose you have captured with all the mouths open . well done TFS.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-19 13:57]
Very good capture, Pekka!!
Excellent action and immensely good timing from you.
Quality is exceptional as usual.
Very well composed and a good POV.
p.s I won't be able to go to Elmsley Marsh now because my family are all going somewhere else :-( Hopefully I can go soon though :-)
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-06-19 23:25]
WOnderful work - an amazing shot - superb timing, great composition - and amazing perseverance!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-06-20 3:15]
I had my eye on this one but ran out of critiques so I want to say what a fine capture with excellent timing of a barn swallow feeding her young all line up. Nicely sharp and froma great POV.
Nice one and thanks for sharing it,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-06-20 11:53]
Wow Pekka, that's great! splendid action capture you take a wonderful moment with mother bird feeding her little creature, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-20 19:27]
i am laughing and big smiling because i love it your image,
WOW ! what a wonderful image of these Swallow chicks
each one waiting his turn to be feeded,
fine POV, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-21 23:09]
This is an amazing shot, pekka...Knowing how busy these swallows can be, it seems you got a nice appointment with them!
Very well done!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-06-22 17:59]
Splendid image of this busy parent feeding its young, I also like the workshop photo of them anticapating their next meal.
Excellent work as always Pekka, thank you for sharing.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-06-27 8:34]
Outstanding shot and you have freezed this action moment so skillfully. Fantastic timing. Very impressive sharpness and details with perfect lighting. I like the BG which illustrates the surrounding well. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.