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Always get these 2 mixed upSmile Mud gathering to make nests ,I think

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 May 2013 - 11:28 AM
Focal Length:170mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Swiftyswallow
Username:tocketts tocketts
Uploaded:30 May 2013 - 8:17 PM
Tags:Bird, Feathers, Mud, Nest building, Swallow, Swift, Water, Wildlife / nature, Wings
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2013 - 10:39 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Im no bird expert, but either one is not easy to get a good photo of.

This is well done. Nice pose, the mud is great, nice catchlight in the eye.

When I look over it in Adobe Camera Raw, it suggests its about 1/2 stop underexposed, and when this is corrected, it does look a little better I think.

Ive uploaded a mod just with the exposure adjusted, - you can scroll up this page, click the modifications page and view large.

Hope this is helpful

If pressed for an ID, I would guess Swallow.



Regards


Willie

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 12:17 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It looks like a swallow to me, Rick, and the swift is a plain sooty brown. Click on the blue words to see the RSPB info.
You did well to capture the swallow, and have a lovely sheen on the wings as well as a catchlight in its eye.
The image is interesting because it's showing the bird in the mud. As you say, probably collecting it to make its nest.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 31 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

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cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

agree a swallow...have seen them do this before..but never been quick enough to get the camera out!! WinkGrinGrin

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom854 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2013 - 4:29 PM

Nice action shot. Definately a Swallow. They have much longer tail than a Swift.

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kojack
kojack e2 Member 2kojack vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2013 - 10:32 PM

Nice shot Rick.
Kojack.

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