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Having a slanging match: round two

Having a slanging match: round two
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., Interacting birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-29 11:57
Viewed: 4370
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Having a slanging match: round two
Tree Swallows
Trachycineta bicolor

Two days ago I saw my first swallows of this spring.
Every year the same enjoyment invaded me when I perceive them.
Their liveliness in their air exploit amazes me.
They are in full period of nesting. In their world there is also a housing shortage. We see here the consequences.
Sorry for the nest boxe.

Unlike other swallow species that nest in tight colonies, Tree Swallow males establish a territory close to 15 meters around a suitable hole.
Males defend these sites aggressively, not only against other Tree Swallows, but at times against other hole nesting species as well.
The natural nesting habitat was originally found around beaver ponds and wetland margins where standing dead trees were excavated by woodpeckers.
Nest boxes, or bird houses, provided by humans enabled Tree Swallows to expand to treeless regions, where in some areas they have increased their populations.
In others, the loss of natural habitat led to population declines.

Some times having a good slanging match can help...

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To liquidsunshine: no round three...Luc 1 04-29 15:32
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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-29 12:07]

Birdwar... What a great picture... I like the action and the agresive atmosphere is fantastic picture... Very clear and sharp... Fine job... TFS...Ina...

I was in the mood for one (slanging match) earlier today. However, that is passed now.
An amazing capture, and wonderful theme, Luc.
Even as I write this, there are screeching birds outside my window, which only adds to my better viewing of this great image. Excellent details, lighting, and POV. We all have a little of what is on the nest box to contend with from time to time, it is no matter. Thank you once again for a superb photo.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-29 12:33]

Hi Luc!
I think round two is greater then first.
Superb composition,wonderful moment.

Hi mr Luc
Wery good shoot
Nice photo

Very good capture, you did an excellent work with your camera, well done!

Another good shot Luc,
Looks like the swallow on the left is blowing the other one away.
Will there be a round 3?
Thanks for posting

Great action Luc, better than the last IMO..Your artful composition has added to the drama..Very well done!

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-04-29 15:30]

Excellent shot Luc!!!
The bird in the air is very sharp and the other one as well!

You cought a great moment with great skill!
I think you didn't needed to use Ni because it took some of the details frome the birds and from the wood.

Very very very WellDone!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-29 17:21]

Vraiment superbe. On voit qui a gagné la bataille d'hier. On comprend mieux la situation voyant la porte de la maison. Excellente composition et détails.
Salutations Toni.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-29 17:44]

"It's mine. Get away!" Another great capture Luc. Poor bird, how long does he have to fight for his property? Does it carry on while mama is nesting inside too?
Excellent colours and details Luc, you certainly caught them in action.
Well shown!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-29 18:10]

Félicitation Luc, une autre prise fantastique.

Merci pour l'envoi, je suis un peut jaloux (-:

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-04-29 18:24]

Great moment you have captured.
Great composition, very well sharpned.
Well done.

Luc, An excellent capture. Nice color and excellent stop action on this one. They look like they are having alittle spat..

Real great action Luc, the face of the flying one could be a bit brighter.
Well done.

Encore une photo comme on aimerait en réussir souvent. L'action est parfaitement rendue, avec une superbe clarté de l'image. Une scène très bien observée. De vos deux photos, et malgré un cadrage moins flatteur, je préfère celle-ci, la position de l'hirondelle en vol me comble de joie, Luc!

Wonderful behavioral shot of one of my favoeite subjects...

Well captured, Luc!
Excellent composition and timing, nice colours.
You caught a great moment, thank you for sharing.
Well done!

Oh dear... this look serious. Is someone coming home late from the pub and she is giving him an earful? Nice shot Luc. The wing action is great, but I love that both have their beaks open. Excellent shot. Thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-30 17:40]

Another rap-battle! You've captured a fantastic moment Luc. Wow, what a frozen action. Just great! TFS!


Another good shot, Luc
Nice to see that the swallows has arrived to you.
Very good sharpness on both bird, good colours and n ice composition.
Very well done, my young friend.

Fantastic shot Luc. Great details on both these birds. Maybe they were defending the nesting box ??

I love animal shots where things happen, like here.


A really nice shot to coplete the previous one of this two shouting fellows. One more atonished by the quality that comes our of your S1. Superb composition. Thanks very much, Luc.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-05-14 7:09]

Excellent ! Quelle belle photo en action.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2005-07-13 21:43]

Ce soir, Luc, je me suis permis de visiter plusieurs pages de votre site. Félicitations pour toutes ces magnifiques photos d'oiseaux que vous nous présentez.
Moi qui suis passionné par la gent ailée, je me suis régalé.
Cette photo d'hirondelles est superbe, une chance que l'expert était là au bon moment.
Bravo Luc.
(je l'ajoute à mes favorites)

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