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Mating Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)

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A series of 6 images from our holiday on Cape Cod in May. The Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) is common, nesting in boxes and tree cavities, in open fields or over water. These nesting boxes were situated in the marshes near the Harwich Natural History Museum, Cape Cod.
I was a long way away so the detail isn't as good as I would wish, but I just felt that I was lucky to get these captures and wanted to share them with you. I feel that Mrs Tree Swallow is not looking too excited by the proceedings! - lol

Settings: F/7.1 1/800sec -1.33EV ISO100 AV@700mm tripod

Many thanks to those who voted for and commented on my Salad Days upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Mating Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:16 Aug 2010 - 9:47 AM
Tags:Bicolor, Cape, Cod, England, Harwich, History, Landscape / travel, Marshes, Massachusetts, Mating, Museum, Natural, New, Sports / action, Swallow, Tachycineta, Tree, Usa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:38
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 9:49 AM

a stunning well timed shot
Neil

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acer1946
acer1946  4 Turkey
16 Aug 2010 - 9:50 AM

well taken

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:01 AM

I like the action sequence and there is one thing for sure if you think they were a long way away with your gear I would have no chance of getting these with mine. - gary

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:07 AM

A super sequence of images, Sylvia, excellent timing, very well captured. Carol

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:13 AM

Oh I say Sylvia,you should have tagged this adult material Smile !! Wonderful set and well timed too...

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Charlesmoss
16 Aug 2010 - 11:19 AM

Great set very well done
Regards Charles

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 11:24 AM

A great series and adult when you drag the mouse over them quickly Sylvia. Was V6 the one of him with the cigarette and the big smile.
Well spotted and captured, true nature
Richard,

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

amazing set of images, excellent work!
Paulo

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 12:33 PM

brilliant set of natural history shots

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 1:53 PM

Fantastic set of images. Looked at the thumbnail and then had the bonus of the others.
Joan.

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finepetportraits

A great set of wildlife shots, very special! Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 3:40 PM

Great shots Sylvia. Mousing over produces an interesting series!!!!
Ron

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 3:41 PM

Excellent set, all well timed. Like a little movie clip...........Sandy

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
16 Aug 2010 - 4:03 PM

Hi Sylvvia, thes qualify for a WOW , super captures gray.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 4:20 PM

Oooooo matron! ... great set Sylvia

Jon

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 5:32 PM

Brilliant

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andy210966
16 Aug 2010 - 7:12 PM

An excellent set Sylvia!

Andy

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 7:47 PM

Excellent set Sylvia
Steve

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 9:02 PM

excellent set perhaps in V6 the female had a headache heheh!

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:11 PM

Great series of shots well anticipated and captured - the spreading of the wings and tail feathers in V1 is just lovely - Ina

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2010 - 8:19 AM

Lovely set of images.
Caroline

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2010 - 8:25 PM

A very well captured sequence Sylvia, super nature photography,
congratulations.
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 9:35 PM

A super sequence of shots, excellent natural history photography

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