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The Tree Swallow in-flight

The Tree 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: 2014-06-20
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: 2014-07-25 21:31
Viewed: 1263
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, after a long absence
from TN, here I am again !

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


« Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs
and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows are a familiar sight
in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America.

They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns,
their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight.
Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take
up residence in nest boxes. This habit has allowed scientists
to study their breeding biology in detail, and makes them
a great addition to many a homeowner’s yard or field. »



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Hello Asbed-Nice to see you again here in TN,my friend.Thanks for your encouragement on my previous posts.Beautiful flying picture of this Swallow.I like its wing's texture against such blue Sky.Good sharpness and colour.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-26 0:52]

Hi Asbed.
It is simply great picture of swallow in-flight. You have solved a very difficult task perfectly. Exposure parameters are the best and the result is stunning. I am impressed with details and exposure of the bird. TFS and best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-26 3:38]

Hello Asbed,
Fantastic shot of this Tree Swallow in flight in impressive sharpness, details and splendid light conditions. The singing pose is a big bonus. Very beautiful colours and an excellent composition.

Hi Asbed
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
這各鏡頭不好拍照 你拍的很成功
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Ciao Asbed, a great return, lovely in-flight bird on beautiful blue sly, perfect focus, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my old friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-26 19:32]

Hello Asbed,
Outstanding inflight shot!! I am still amazed at the quality of your inflight shots you consistently manage to get. Your Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G set up definitely allows you to capture some wonderful images. This is probably the neatest shot I've seen yet of a Tree Swallow in mid air. Great job!!

Most unique image ... the handsome Barn swallow with its mouth WIDE open in flight mode.
Loved your notes.
What a lovely blue Quebec sky.
Mario with kind regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-27 13:46]

Waaw Asbed,the wings position is fantastic,another great capture with a magic light between the wings and spectacular detail too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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