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Smile. You are in........TN!!!

Smile.  You are in........TN!!!
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-06 18:47
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Very soon You are going to be ready to fly, leave your nest and be free and wild, but frist let me tell you that it was a great honor and a very nice experience to have you as My guest in My house. I have seen how Mom and Dad build your nest with mud and grass, and when they both spend many hours incuating your eggs. When you were born, both work hard to find food to satisfy your hunger, and it was funny to see all of you with Your open beack at the same time each they come to the nest.
Anyway, take good care, and I really hope to see all of you here next summer.

PS.-Who do you think is going to clean all the mess you leave on the floor?


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Luis, you have penned a touching note and shown us a superb picture of these little hatchlings. Thanks!
The image is technically outstanding and these little creatures look so happy in the 'nest'.
Once they are gone on their journeys of individual lives, you would remember them with nostalgia, and God willing, the next generation of them will be there next year in your house, making you happy again.
All the best.

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  • Ark (58)
  • [2009-07-06 19:56]

Nice shot... full of neat details and the orange background complemented the overall composition.

My mother used to tell me that having swallows nesting at your home was a sign of good luck.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-06 22:59]

Hola Luis,
Muy guapa toma!
Estes pájaritos esperan por su foto antes de dejar su nido!
Buena illuminacición y nitidez como de costumbre Sr. Luis!
Me gusta la nota tambien.:))
Un abrazo,

Hi Luis,
A nice capture of these swallow babies. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-07 5:32]

Hello Luis
Very cute. Well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-07-07 7:50]

Hi Luis
Nice famally picture.Good POV and good eye's contact.As usual sharp image with very nice colors.Good Used of the fill light to.
TFS Michel

hello Luis
a beautiful scene with very well litted up colours,very fine shot

Hello Luis,
Very nice letter to the Swallows and so cute babies, with full details and nice colours. Great honnor for you to have so beautiful guests in your house! Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-07 13:12]

Hi Luis. How good to have them on your house. And being able to see the nest built and then the young birds. I like this one with them all looking out at the same time. Great detai land natural colours. Well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-07 13:51]

Hello Luis,
Good and very nice photo of these youngsters. Excellent sharpness, natural colours and composition. I hope the flash you used, don't harm them.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-07 16:14]

Hola Primo,

I love both this picture and your well written notes. These young swallows in their muddy nest are just beautiful. I have only seen their nests way up high in dark corners where it's impossible to get a shot. This one is a beauty. The faces are magnificent with their yellow beaks and wonderful eyes. The details of their feathers are excellent. Another winner cousin.


Hello Luis
very beautiful shot and very beautiful note, and i like your title too
this image is very sharp with wondeful colors and nice composition
this babies swallow are so cute
Thanks for sharing this great scene

hello Luis

very beautiful photo of these cute Swallow chicks,
with fine frontal POV, great sharpness and details,
wonderful eye-contacts of each one, TFS


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-07 23:17]

Hola Luis,
simpática nota...
atractiva familia y espléndido foco.
magníficos colores.
un fuerte saludo amigo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-09 4:12]

Hello Luis,
What a gorgeous capture of these young Swallows posing beautifully for you in their nest!! Never mind the mess they leave, I'd love to have them as lodgers! Technically excellent and very well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-18 6:19]

Hello Luis,
Very funny picture! The baby swallows really look like smiling. Excellent sharpness on all the small birds and nice natural colors. Special shot and nice to have such guests.
Thanks and kind regards

WONDERFUL piece of work.
You must love nature with ALL YOUR HEART & SOUL.
Plus you are indeed one of the, "THE" best photographers in the world.
Best of & kindest of regards from,
Mario in Canada.

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