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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow
Photo Information
Copyright: Travis Truelove (wildlife) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 42] (259)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS w/ 1.4 extender
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-11 6:11
Viewed: 2912
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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Hello Travis,
excellent capture, very sharp details, nice light and colors,
TFS, regards,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
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Hello Travis
Very nice capture of this swallow taken with great details and natural colors

Hello Travis,
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.


The clear BG and detail of the subject is great.

Hi Travis,
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..

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