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The Barn Swallow in-flight

The Barn Swallow in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-13 8:02
Viewed: 1359
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the Barn Swallow new bird for
my collection, it is the 78th species of birds
that I am taking in photo in-flight.

Photo taken at Rusagonis a village near Fredericton in
New Brunswick, Canada. I did a 9 hours (8 hours driving)
travel to my pointing dog's (Griffon Korthals) breeder's home,
photo taken at their land between 2 barns, one at the right
side of the photo the other at the left side behind me,
they where entering and going out from one of the barns

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


Glistening cobalt blue above and tawny below,
Barn Swallows dart gracefully over fields, barnyards,
and open water in search of flying insect prey.

Look for the long, deeply forked tail that streams out
behind this agile flyer and sets it apart from all other
North American swallows. Barn Swallows often cruise low,
flying just a few inches above the ground or water.

True to their name, they build their cup-shaped mud
nests almost exclusively on human-made structures.



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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-13 8:12]

Hello Asbed,
These are really fast birds! Great to get it so sharp. Beautiful natural colours.

Hello Asbed,

Congratulation for your 78th flying bird species. Hope you will touch the milestone of 100 soon.
But, bird is too small in the frame (I know, you know it) and due to your 85mm lens (although a very good fast lens) you were not able to reach closer. But you did a good work, fixed the bird in the air.
Thanks for showing us your experimental shot,

Ciao Asbed, an other great capture of beautiful inflight bird, perfect focus, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-13 15:19]

Hi Asbed,a bit distant but absolutely perfect talking about the sharpness,another great in flight capture from the master! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-13 20:10]

Hello Asbed,
I was wondering if you would ever be able to capture one of these little erratic rockets, and you did it in fine fashion. I have tried and so far have not had much luck, they fly by so swiftly and don't give you much time to try and focus. Excellent stop action and showing tac sharp focus even on this tiny specimen. Great shot!!

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