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Striated Swallow II


Striated Swallow II
Photo Information
Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 3:15
Viewed: 3355
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If you remember, my comp had conked off when I posted this shot earlier.Well, I'm still trying to get used to this new one, but I hope you like this reworked image(It is slightly OE, but just can't seem to be doing anything about it)!

Hirundo striolata – Least Concern


Taxonomy

Kingdom: ANIMALIA
Phylum: CHORDATA
Class: AVES
Order: PASSERIFORMES
Family: HIRUNDINIDAE
Scientific Name: Hirundo striolata
Species Authority: Temminck & Schlegel, 1847
Common Name/s: STRIATED SWALLOW (Eng)


Assessment Information


Red List Category & Criteria: LC ver 3.1 (2001)
Year Assessed: 2004
Assessor/s: BirdLife International
Evaluator/s: Ekstrom, J. & Butchart, S. (BirdLife International Red List Authority)
Justification: This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,000,000–10,000,000 km˛. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as 'common' in at least parts of its range (Turner and Rose 1989). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
History: 1988 - Lower Risk/least concern (BirdLife International 2004)
1994 - Lower Risk/least concern (BirdLife International 2004)
2000 - Lower Risk/least concern (BirdLife International 2000)


Geographic Range

Range Description: This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 1,000,000-10,000,000 km˛. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as 'common' in at least parts of its range (Turner and Rose 1989). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Countries:

Native:

Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam


Habitat and Ecology

System: Terrestrial

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-01 3:41]

Hi Goldy.

it's a nice shot of this Striated Swallow with a good DOF seperating it very well from the background. Was it possible to shoot from another angle? I just notice that it seems a bit backlit, which often makes exposing difficult. Also it looks like the sun was quite high in the sky too and very bright...maybe another time of day would help when you have a lower angle of light...anyway, i do like it, the golden feathers are beautiful, it's a very striking looking bird!
tfs
Paul

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-01 3:48]

Hi Goldy,
Beautiful capture of this swallow.Colors,POV,BG and pose of bird is excellent.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2008-07-01 4:23]

Hi Goldy,beautifull bird perfectly taken,colors and sharpenss very very perfects and very nice moment to take from a great point of view,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Goldy,
Nice shot of swallow,you have capture beautiful pose,good composition and pov,
tfs

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-01 5:46]

Hello Goldy, a great capture of this striated swallow. TFS. Regards,
Mehmet

Hello Goldy, great pose of this beautiful swallow. TFS. REgards,
Bahadır

Nice capture while it is still...I see them here and hear them but they are way too fast and they play with me by dive bombing me at night...or just as they are getting ready to go into the trees and sign us to sleep. Oddly enough they woke me this AM at 3:300am...it was still quite dark...Must be in a different time zone. Well done Goldy!
Bob

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful swallow. Excellent composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-01 8:33]

Hello Goldy,
Yes, I like this shot, better then the original one. The colours are more clear now, without noise in the BG.
Good photo.
Regards,
Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-07-01 10:12]

Hello Goldy,
What a beautiful Swallow, definitely new to me! I love the way you've caught it with its head turned and showing its shiny back plumage. The light and colours are beautiful too. Only I may have cropped it a bit more on the left myself. Even so an excellent capture.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-01 10:43]

Hi Goldy,

You captured this swallow in one of my favorite poses. A perfect view of his face amd of his irridescent wings and plummage. He has beautiful colors and you show good details. I have never seen this bird in real life.

Jane

Hello Goldy,
I loved how the Swallow turned it's toward your camera!
the plummage really in good clarity from the bright sunlight!
I loved the shot, it's ok
cheers
Tony

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-01 22:51]

Hi Goldy

This is still a really good shot despite the problems you mention. Great close-up and pose.

I have been away for a few days - sorry I missed some of your postings.


James

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-07-02 3:53]

Hello Goldy, I like the view and the sorroundings. Good work. What happened to the computer? I can be of help? Ganesh

Hi Goldy, lovely bird in great pose with fantastic colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Bro Goldy, a repost? >But wonderful shot of this swallow in a lovely pose. TFS this beauty.
Cheers,

Bayram
PS. On visiting India, may be next year:)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-08 23:38]

Hi Goldy.
This summer I took whole series shots of the swallows. May be I will share few of them. I do not know exactly. However, you managed to take an amazing picture which is deserve posting. Excellent POV, great deta9ils and sharpness of the bird image, nice remote BG. My compliments. Well done.
Alexei.

Hi Goldy,

A nice close-up image of the straited swallow which is perched on a pole. It is getting the light from the high sun. The details and colors of the feathers are clear and sharp. The subject is well frame. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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