Swallow feeding baby

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  1. *Bob*

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    I noticed a baby Swallow perched on an old barn near where we live.
    After a short wait, mum turned up and offered a great photo opportunity.

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  2. Artemis

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    Bob, this is absolutely fantastic, a birlliant shot.
    I cant think of much to say to this photo, you have got a lot of movement, a brilliant background, nice foreground interest...perhaps a bit of contrast and saturation? maybe a play with levels could make this better?
     
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    awesome shot!!! totally amazing!
     
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    What a beauty!
    fantastic capture... love that blur in the wings :D

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Geez Bob , awesome !!!!

    what lens did you use ??

    Hanno
     
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    wow nice
     
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    That's a wonderful shot!!! What lens and soforth?
     
  9. *Bob*

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    Hi,
    Nikon D70
    F5.6
    ISO 200
    1/125sec
    70-300 Zoom @ 300mm

    It was really lucky.These little swallows are so quick and fly very erratically.They can turn on a dime.
    Ive followed this family since they hatched out in an old barn near where I live.
    Ive been able to catch a few good shots of them, and because I'm there a lot, they seem to be quite used to me and let me get quite near, as long as I don't make any sudden movements.
    I've realized that its pointless trying to follow them in the air through the view finder, as they just move and change direction to quickly.Instead I focus and set my exposure on a point where I think they may fly into and wait.
    On this occasion I noticed the young bird,focused on it, and just hoped mum would bring some food.
    I waited until the adult bird came into shot and held the shutter down.
    Out of 5 frames this one caught her just as she made the exchange.
     
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    Thats a great shot!
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This one is sooo good, I have called all my family members to come and admire it!
     
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    Excellent!

    Eric
     

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