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|Barn swallows form breeding pairs in the spring when they return to their breeding grounds. The male tries to attract a female by spreading his wings and singing. Barn swallows often mate in the air. Both parents build the nest. |
Nests are made of mud and lined with grass and feathers. The barn swallow pair will gather mud and roll it into a pellet and then carry it back to the nesting site in their bills. The cup-shaped nest is built in the rafters or eaves of buildings, on bridges, in mine shafts or on other manmade structures. Occasionally, the barn swallow will build a nest under a rock ledge or cliff face, but that is rare. Like their name suggests, barns are one of the favorite location for barn swallows to build their nests and a single barn may be used by five to eight pairs of barn swallows
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excellent capture, very sharp details, nice light and colors,
- [2011-01-11 7:33]
Very nice capture of this swallow taken with great details and natural colors
What a beautiful image of this swallow. I like the clear sharp detail and beautiful colors. I've often tried to get a shot at them but they never sit still long enough to get such a beautiful shot as yours. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
- [2011-01-11 22:46]
The clear BG and detail of the subject is great.
Good composition, natural colors!
Though there some things which I must critic:
- you should show us the exif data... The depth of field should be bigger. I see some oof ob=n the tail and on the body too... If I could see the aperture, exposure time, iso I would be able to give some advice.
- you should place your signature in a corner
not covering the subject.
We all want to learn so exif data is really important to truly understand a photo..