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Swallows
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 13:56
Viewed: 3696
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Swallow (=kırlangıç)
Boyları 10-23 cm arasında değişir. Çoğunun karnı beyaz; baş, kuyruk ve kanatları siyah; alın ve gerdanı kahverengi parlak tüylüdür. Kısa ayaklarının tırnakları sivri olduğundan düz, yassı zeminlere rahatça tutunurlar. Üçgen şeklindeki gagaları geniş yırtmaçlı olup ağızları açık uçarken sinek, sivrisinek gibi küçük böcekleri avlarlar. Kuyrukları çatallı, kanatları uzun ve sivridir. Hızlı uçarlar. Kuyruklarını dümen olarak kullanır, ani dalışlar yaparlar. Çoğu sürü halinde yaşar.

The adult male Barn Swallow of the nominate subspecies H. r. rustica is 17–19 centimetres (6.7–7.5 in) long including 2–7 centimetres (0.8–2.8 in) of elongated outer tail feathers. It has a wingspan of 32–34.5 centimetres (12.6–13.6 in) and weighs 16–22 grams (0.56–0.78 oz). It has steel blue upperparts and a rufous forehead, chin and throat, which are separated from the off-white underparts by a broad dark blue breast band. The outer tail feathers are elongated, giving the distinctive deeply-forked "swallow tail." There is a line of white spots across the outer end of the upper tail.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-24 13:58]

Hi cahit. A fine close up of the swallows with the young being fed. You have good detail and natural colours.well done TFS.
Nick..

Merhaba Cahit Bey

Nefis bir kare. Fazla söze hiç gerek yok. Tebrikler. Zamanlama mükemmel.

Selamlar

nice shot with the interesting action on the right
regards
jo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-24 15:10]

Hello Cahit
What a capture - 4 swallows on the wire. I have trouble shooting ONE swallow and you have 4 for us.
I love the two on the right - mama feeding baby.
Well done
Janice

Merhaba Cahit,
Captured beautifully on this group of swallows on wire especially the two on feeding!
I loved the soft and gentle lighting over the image with good sharpness, nice colour and details
take good care in Turkey
sincere regards from NZ
Tony

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-24 16:41]

Hi Cahit,

I love swallows and this quartet is wonderful. I love the young one with his mouth wide opened to be fed by his parent. He really is a scene stealer with his nice colors. Good details and great poses. A perfect blue sky as a background.

Jane

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-25 1:00]

Hi Cahit.
I photographed swallows a lot. They are living near my house. However, I cannot get so nice pictures as yours yet. Wonderful scene and brilliant timing. I also am impressed with exactness of bird colouration reproduction. Sharpness of the image is great too. Well done and kind regards.
Alexei.

Cahit merhaba , güzel bir davranış fotoğrafı , netlik ve komp. da iyi , eline sağlık .

hello cahit,
fine presentation of the group of swallows tails showing the feeding habits, liked the pov and the composition, sharp imae, the blue sky makes good bg here,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-25 3:47]

Hello Cahit,
A delightful capture of a parent Barn Swallow feeding its fledgelings, taken with excellent timing and sharpness to result a great composition.
TFS this fine image,
Regards,
Ivan

:))) merhaba Cahit bey,
mükemmel zamanlama ve nefis bir kare. Tebrikler.
İzmirden selamlar.
Bayram

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-25 7:10]

merhaba cahit bey
iyi bir zamanlama ve kadraj ile harika bir kompozisyon çıkmış ortaya
bakış açısı, ışık, renkler ve netlik nefis
elinize sağlık
selamlar
izler

MERHABA CAHIT BEY,INANILMAZ TATLILAR. KIRLANGICLARI SADECE BI KEZ BIR YERE KONMUŞ OLARAK GORMUŞTUM. COK GUZEL YAKALAMIŞSINIZ. ELLERINIZE SAĞLIK
İYİ ÇALIŞMALAR
fİLİZ

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-08-26 1:43]

Hi!, Merhaba Cahit Bey,

Excellent action / feeding shot of this Barn Swallow.
Very sharp shooting with Bigma.

best regards,
/redzlan/.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-08-26 5:24]

Well done. Very nice timing and color, especially considering it was taken against the sky. Gary

Merhaba cahit bey,
Çok güzel bir çalışma.

Hola Cahit, bonita fotografia, has captado un momento especial, muy bueno, alimentando a la cria.
Excelente definición, luz y color.
Un saludo

Hi Cahit,
Greetings from Finland, lots of birds on their way towards you. Excellent capture of this family of Barn Swallowls with good display of action, sharp details, good DOF and colours.
TFS
Pekka

Hi Cahit,
Nice capture !
Mick

Hola cahit,
Preciosa foto dinámica y de bella composición, buena nitidez con magníficos detalles, saludos
José Ramón

Great colours, details and composition.

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