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Juvenile Welcome Swallow

Juvenile Welcome Swallow
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-21 18:16
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Welcome Swallows Breeding

Welcome Swallows readily breed close to human habitation. The nest is an open cup of mud and grass, made by both sexes, and is attached to a suitable structure, such as a vertical rock wall or building. The nest is lined with feathers and fur. The female alone incubates the eggs but the young are fed by both parents. Often two broods are raised in a season.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 6:39 p.m.
Date: 18th October 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/125
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
Cute species with lovely pose! The bg is great as usual for you. pov and framing and that stick are wonderful!

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-22 0:40]

Lovely pose of this bird well captured,
I like the composition, details and the framing :)
great work Pam :D
Vishal Sabharwal

Hello Pam,
this is another fine bird shot. Great colours, excellent sharpness and very nice bg. This is a very nice composition. Well done. Thank you for posting. Have a great week my friend. (The swallows are migratory birds. Where they winter in New Zealand? Our swallows fly each year in September toward Africa.)

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-22 7:19]

Hi pam,
Beautiful colours. Very nice details, sharpness, soft bg.
Nice framing
tfs paula

Hi Pam,

Beautiful colours and detail of this little swallow. The feet is so small that it looks like he/she will have trouble sitting on that branch. Good shot, well done.


Well caught, good detail and exposure.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-23 11:13]

Hi Pam

Another delight from you! This little Welcome Swallow is soooo cute :)
Technicaly, the picture is impecable!
The details are so very sharp, the POV is excellent, the DOF perfect and the colors and tones (of both subject and BG) are simply lovely.
I know how nice and sometimes noisy they can be while mating and while raising their young because we also have a nest of swallows under the roof at my house. Even so, there is always a joy in our hearts each spring when they return :)

Anyway, Bravo for yet another beauty and TFS

basic but very nice bird portrait

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-26 22:03]

Hello Pam

Another beautiful bird portrait.Excellent DOF and POV.A lovely composition, with well saturated colours.TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-10-27 9:49]

Hi Pam, wonderful picture again of this Swallow. Nice warm colors, great background and very sharp. Thanks !


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-10-29 2:48]

Nice shot Pam.

So many new members on TN. Among them some great photographers.
TN becomes more than a school. It is a planet gear, a fresco of the Earth, each member showing the ground which he presses. Isn't that marvellous? So many windows on Nature... unique windows... fragile windows... transitory windows. We are lucky.

Thank you for yours, dear Pam.

Hi Pam,
What a nice little one! I like tis pose and those great details you caught. He is really cute. This BG and composition are very good. Great job! TFS,

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