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Several families of Swallows (Hirundo rustica) chose to perch on the overhead cables in our lane this morning and were a treat to watch. Each family consisted of obviously two broods - an earlier and a later and the youngest were very demanding, keeping the parents busy, and hilarious to watch! They are obviously getting ready for the long migration flight to warmer climes.
Virtually a full frame capture with just a little cropped from top and bottom.

Many thanks for your support of yesterday's upload. Very much appreciated as alwaysSmile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM
Focal Length:700mm 17.5m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
4 Sep 2012 - 3:52 PM

aww love it great captur.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 4:23 PM

Fantastic, Sylvia, the glint in their eyes says it all Smile Carol

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Greyheron
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4 Sep 2012 - 4:27 PM

Always a delight to watch...even better when you can photograph them as well - superb Smile

Mike

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M_squared
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4 Sep 2012 - 4:33 PM

Lovely!

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44026 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 4:54 PM

Brilliant, an image full of great drama, suspense and waiting, certainly an image which lends itself to many possible narratives.

Nathan

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 6:42 PM

After the phone call I knew this was yours. Very well exposed against the sky and spot on timing
Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 9:04 PM

Well the message seems very clear to me - a great shot Sylvia SmileSmile
Helen

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pluckyfilly
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4 Sep 2012 - 9:58 PM

well timed and beautiful capture

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 10:27 PM

A delightful image of these vociferous youngsters, a real pleasure to view

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 7:05 AM

An excellent and delightful shot

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grinningsoul2011

What a brilliant action shot and composition is great.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 3:45 PM

Wonderful natural shot Sylvia. Looks as if they are just as demanding as kids the world over.! GrinGrin
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 8:36 PM

Superb capture Sylvia - three bright eyes Smile - well timed.
Brian.

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 - 9:02 AM

Fantastic shot Sylvia.
Brian

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