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Tree Swallow take-off flight

Tree Swallow take-off 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: 2012-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 16:11
Viewed: 1685
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the Tree Swallow
taking-off from the dead tree.

1/1250s f/11.0 ISO1000
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from National Geographic website

« Familiar denizens across North America,
tree swallows nest in abandoned cavities
in dead trees or nest boxes provided for
them by admiring humans. These birds are
hardier than other swallows and can feed
on seeds and berries during colder months.
Monotypic. Length 5.8" (15 cm). »



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Hello Asbed,
Another perfect in-flight capture with great clarity and details.Lovely composition of nature,cute little bird and endless sky.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Asbed,
nice photo of this bird. Excellent background. Perfect point of view. A lot of details.
Have a nice week,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-06 20:50]

Hello Asbed,
lovely blue sky makes the shapely and detailed swallow looks so lovely.
Well captured at the best moment.


Nice capture Asbed. Framed nicely with the tree as well. It's got a tighter wing spread than they normally have. Must be it's starting pose. Good colours and details. TFS Trevor


Good shot! These swift flying swallows are difficult to photograph in flight! Did a WS to see if I could better focus on the swallow with less "blank" space to right. Hope you don't mind my feeble attempt. Some noise was created in the WS ... sorry!

Best regards,


Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely burd in fantastic fly, superb sharpnes, perfect focus, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-06 23:04]

I like this very much for its composition and placement of the swallow, perfect timing. tfs.

perfect flight photograph. interesting bird species in good clarity. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-07 1:17]

Hello Asbed,
Nice in flight shot of this Tree Swallow in good sharpness and beautiful colours. Excellent timing.

Hi Asbed
Good capture I know now how fast these guys are. Nice shadow detail for a sunny day. Beautiful sky and sharp focus.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Asbed,
good flying picture of this Tree Swallow. great detail, i can see the underparts of the wing very well.
nice colour too.
best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-07 8:52]

Hello Asbed,
This is an excellent capture, the details of the Tree swallow in flight seen clearly from below against a fine blue sky in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-07 14:30]

Hi Asbed,looks a bit fat this swallow..ehehe...perfect capture and minimalistic composition,another time the details and the exposure are very professional,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Asbed
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

Hi Asbed,
This is great. Beautiful in-flight capture with great sharpness also, not only lights and colors as on your photo I commented yesterday. About the crop I again have different idea - a bit from left (almost until the thick branch), more from the top and bottom. Probably, if you do it on the original image, the cropped slice will be bigger than 800 pixels in width, so you can work with it without loosing so much of the quality.
Tfs the nice pic, best regards, László

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