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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, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-08 4:41
Viewed: 4079
Points: 20
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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

While flying very low to water started jumping on water and got a quick shower. Here is the photo while it is drying itself.
I never saw a tail like this one.

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Hello Fatih
Perfect moment to shoot,
composition also,Good
Focusing, Welldone


hi fatih.
well composed. good pov. nice note.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-11-08 8:01]
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Hello Fatih,
a most beautiful image of this swallow. Sharp, very nice behaviour and good composition. Only too dark. I have limited time now, but maybe someone can give it a try in a workshop.
But overall it is nice,

Hi Fatih,

A nice composed picture with good sharpness,only a bit too dark,I posted a WS try to improve the light a bit,


Hello Fatih,
It's a very dynamic shot. I like the diagonal composition a lot. I think you work a bit with levels and sharpening to make it even nicer.
Best greetings,

Superb pose and like the diagonal composition as well. A bit dark though.
Still a pretty picture....

superbe oiseau,no critiques mais je te met 2 points, très belle photo.je te remercie pour tes remarques Thomas

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-09 10:43]

Hola Amigo, en muy original el pose de este pájaro, detalles agradables y compo... muchos saludos

j'aime beaucoup la posture de l'hirondelle avec ses ailes ouvertes comme pour les secher au soleil.legerement trop sombre mais cela a deja été corrigé.bien vu.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-11-12 0:52]

Hi fatih

Nice compositon, good DoF & POV with unique wings.
I love this moment.


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