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Wire-Tailed Swallow

Wire-Tailed Swallow
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-09 12:45
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this 'Wired-Tailed Swallow' (Hirundo smithii) in Kruger National Park during our staying in Northern Kruger. I saw this beautiful bird just next to a water body but due to lack of sufficient light (Cloudy day with soft rain) this wasn't a very easy pucture to me. But when you have full of enthusiasm, none can stop you.

Here 'Wire-Tail' unfortunately temporarily absent. Orange-Brown cap and white chest are characteristics.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-06-09 13:47]

Hi Srikumar,absolutely amazing. A very difficult light and moment but nothing can stop you as i can read in your note when there is the enthusiasm of the moment. The result is lovely,perfect sharpness and colors and the sun in backgrund in the best position. Well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-06-09 19:11]

Hello Srikumar,
What a gorgeous species of swallow you have presented to us, a new one for me.
The bird posed perfectly giving you a great look at its colorful plumage. The white balance was set just right, showing the best white, blue and rufous colors. Super sharp focus displaying excellent detail and your eye contact is great. I really like the clean BG.

Hi Srikumar,

It's never easy to catch a swallow as these are restless birds. You have managed to capture the swallow in full glory bringing out all the colors nicely. Even against the light, the exposure has been near perfect.


Warm Regards,

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

perfect capture with the right light and beautiful sun, greetings Ori

Hello Srikumar,
Amazing details and colors. Perfect catch...

Hi Srikumar,

The bird is impressive. The point of view is showing the details of the Wire-Tailed Swallow. You had good eye contact. Have a nice day.


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