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Low flying Swallow caught on the cliff top at Bridlington yesterday. There were a few skimming about only inches above the grass so I decided to try and catch one in flight. I took 40 plus frames, about 20% didn't have a bird in and in most of the rest the birds were not in focus.

Thanks to Fred, Carol & Myra for their UAs on my last upload.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jul 2012 - 4:18 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Low Flyer
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:16 Jul 2012 - 7:06 AM
Tags:Bird, Bridlington, Hirundo rustica, Low flying, Swallow, Wildlife / nature, Yorkshire
Votes:51

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illiboy
illiboy  6
16 Jul 2012 - 7:12 AM

EXTRA SUPERB
DIFFICULT

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dven
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:27 AM

A very lucky capture

dven

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SUE118
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:32 AM

A big well done.

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CaroleS
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:57 AM

You did set yourself a challenge, they are so fast! Well captured.
Carole

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NaturesHaven
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:06 AM

Well done for catching this bird in flight............they are so fast that usually they are gone in a blink of an eye.......SmileSmile

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moiral
moiral  4 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 - 8:19 AM

Well done as they aare so fast. Have never managed a decent one in flight. Moira

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Badgerfred
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:29 AM

A superb capture Alan,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:52 AM

impressive

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tomcat
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16 Jul 2012 - 10:09 AM

Can't fault your enthusiasm AlanSmile

Damn quick birds indeed

Adrian

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lesliea
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16 Jul 2012 - 10:26 AM

Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
16 Jul 2012 - 10:48 AM

Brilliant capture.

John

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M_squared
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16 Jul 2012 - 10:59 AM

A great effort. Lovely result.

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digital_boi
16 Jul 2012 - 11:31 AM

fine capture Alan worth the effort

Graham

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prabhusinha
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16 Jul 2012 - 12:53 PM

Lucky shot.

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CarolG
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16 Jul 2012 - 3:32 PM

Very well captured, Alan, a difficult subject. Carol

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lostnspace2011
16 Jul 2012 - 3:43 PM

Lovely inflight shot Alan. Smile

Mark

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HELANA
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16 Jul 2012 - 5:52 PM

Not easy to take a bird inflight Alan.Well cupture.
Elena

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A Booth
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16 Jul 2012 - 7:32 PM

nicely composed image of a well timed capture. good colours and detail.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:50 PM

excellent, that is no small achievement to get them in flight. they are way too fast for me Smile

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mikbee
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17 Jul 2012 - 12:00 AM

Good inflight capture Alan.
Super shot.
Mick.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 1:50 AM

Golly that took some patience I bet......How many did you miss Alan? Tongue Good stuff mate!

Ade

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tonyng
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17 Jul 2012 - 11:27 AM

This is so so so difficult to do and hats off to you Alan.Smile

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Niknut
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:37 PM

Wow !!....you've got to be swift, to catch a Swallow !!!......sorry Alan, couldn't resist that one !!!.Grin

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18 Jul 2012 - 11:20 PM

Superb timing to catch this swallow swooping for its prey, your perseverance has paid off

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philhomer
philhomer  451 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:54 PM

have to say 'well done' for capturing one at all, i have tried and failed - i do think unf. that this is a tad digitised however, perhaps it has been cropped somewhat?

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:04 PM


Quote: perhaps it has been cropped somewhat?

Quite a bit,

Alan

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