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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Harry Eggens favorite bird shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 11:56
Viewed: 3481
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lt : Hirundo rustica
Tr : Kırlangıç
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Hi Akif,
Very nice capture. Great sharpness and details.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-04-16 12:20]

Very nice photo,

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-16 12:27]

Hola Akif, excelente fotografia, buen enfoque, luz y color. Un saludo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-16 12:48]

Hi Akif. You have taken an amazing inflight shot of the Swallow . great POV from obove the bird. fine detail and colours.well done TFS.

Hi Akif,

These are extremely hard to photograph when in flight. Great skill and lots of patience was obviously needed. Very sharp details and nice natural bright colours, good composition and very good POV. Great work!



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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-16 13:40]

Akif merhaba,
Cok guzel olmus. Tebrik ederim

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-16 13:55]

Hi Akif,
Woow, swallow in flight! Great sharpness and colors.
well done and tFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-16 14:24]

Hi Akif,

Brilliant Shot, I can't remember seeing a in-flight shot of a Swallow on here before as its so hard, most are either perching or just taking off, so you have done really well to capture this one.
Nicely composed with a suberb POV and pose.
Lovely sharp details
Excellent colours with the light reflecting on Feathers.


Akif merhaba,
yine Mogandan yine harika bir çekim. eline sağlık. bu hızlı türü çok iyi yakalamışsın. renk, açı, netlik hepsi çok güzel. eline sağlık, selamlar.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-16 15:13]

I still wonder how you do get this pov, so close to the bird and almost on top of it! Thank you!


I know how fast these wonderful small birds can fly Akif.
So I also know what an outstanding capture this is.
Really never before have seen such a sharp and clear image of a Swallow in flight.
Perfect composition and fantastic glowing colors and feather details.
Superb work. A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Akif merhaba,
Uçuş anında muhteşem yakalamışsın. Geçen gün epeyce uğraştım ma böyle bir kare yakalayamadım. Sanırım 100-400 biraz yavaş kalıyor. Eline sağlık. elamlar

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-04-16 22:04]

Merhaba Akif,
Tüm detaylarıyla nefis bir kırlangıç fotosu olmuş. Bu kadar hızlı bir kusun boyle bir karesini cekmeyi ben de cok isterdim. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-16 22:31]

hi Akif,
wow impressive!! fantastic work.. definitely one to be proud of. tfs

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-16 23:47]

Aahhh... Akif, congratulations on this shot.
Such clarity for an in-flight capture of a swallow.
We have similar swallows here, but they fly around so fast,
they seem impossible to catch in my lens.
Beautiful colors and wonderful eye contact.
The neutral BG really shows it off well.
TFS. : )

şanına yakışan fotoğraf ellerin dert görmesin

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-04-17 0:51]

Yine harika bir çekim.Çok güzel olmuş.Tebrik ederim...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-17 8:46]

Hello Akif,
Fantastic photo of this flying Swallow. Very difficult. Excellent colours , great sharpness and even a catchlight in the eye. Great DOF, POV and composition.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-17 9:17]

Süpper olmuş netlik, renkler kompozisyon harika ellerinize sağlık.

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2008-04-17 10:01]

Akif bey selamlar... cok zor bir kare
elinize saglik.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-04-21 4:37]

Bu kadar üst üste biraz fazla geldi bana ama bu da çok güzel abi :) Tebrikler. .

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