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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-18 3:57
Viewed: 4428
Points: 14
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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) tr:Kırlangıç

The Barn Swallow is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. It has a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is often just called Swallow in Europe, although the term 'swallow' refers more widely to various members of the family Hirundinidae.

The nominate European subspecies H. r. rustica has dark blue-black upperparts, off-white underparts and a small patch of red on the throat, with a broad dark blue-black breast band separating the red throat from the off-white underparts. It breeds in Europe and western Asia, as far north as the Arctic Circle, and migrating to Africa in winter.

The North American subspecies H. r. erythrogaster differs from the European subspecies in having redder underparts and a narrower, often incomplete dark breast band. It breeds throughout North America, migrating to South America in winter.

The Middle Eastern subspecies H. r. transitiva and the resident Egyptian subspecies H. r. savignii also have orange-red underparts, but with a broad dark breast band.

The Asian subspecies H. r. gutturalis, H. r. mandschurica, H. r. saturata, and H. r. tytleri are similar to the North American subspecies, with variably darker orange underparts (pale in gutturalis, darkest, deep orange-red, in saturata) and a narrower dark breast band; they breed in eastern Asia and winter in southern Asia and northern

Wikipedia:Hirundo Rustica

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Fatih Bey merhaba,

Yine güzel bir foto, elinize sağlık, size söz verdiğim workshopu şimdi hatırladım akşam fırsat bulabilirsem buna bir tane hazırlamaya çalışacağım.Burada da netliği biraz arttırmak gerekli gibi görünüyor, özellikle kompozisyon çok başarılı.


Hi Fatih,
It is this cute bird again ;) I really like the way you caught it with his open wings. This is a very good POV with great details. I like this composition a lot with those beautiful colors. Nice lightning in his eye too. Well done again! Thanks,

I like that glint of light in the bird's eye, Fatih. Looks like this is a late evening shot.
Very good perspective, DOF and colours.
TFS and bye.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-18 6:10]

Hi Fatih,

A good capture of this swallow with a nice POV and BG,

well captured and TFS,


Hey Fatih
Good moment to shoot,
Beautiful colors and composition,
Excellent work,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-18 23:37]

Hello Fatih

Nice capture of this barn swallow.Very nice pose withthe wing spread showing all the feathers in detail.Nicely composed with good DOF and POV.TFS


Wow. From this angle, it looks like a 'puppet' on a stick (the branch).
A pity it's a little soft. But overall it's a nice picture. With nice bkground and the swallow seems to be peeking at you. :) Was it posing? Or was it about to fly off! Hee. :)

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