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Taken a month or so ago now after a game of golf. There were four fledglings waiting for the parent birds to fly in and feed them...what a joy to watch. Had a 20minute drive home to drop off the golf kit & pick up the camera gear...I was lucky that they were still there and stayed for another hour and a half Smile

f5.6 @1/320th sec
EV -2/3rds
WB Cloudy
ISO 400

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon EF 100-400 L IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Swallow
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:29 Nov 2008 - 4:47 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Fledgeling, Hirundo rustica, Swallow, Wildlife / nature
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lurksalot
lurksalot  7332 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 4:51 PM

Great shot
Kev

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 4:53 PM

Fantastic capture. Carol

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 5:01 PM

Cracking timing,the movement you have captured brings it all together for me.

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nicoletje76
29 Nov 2008 - 5:02 PM

Wow nice capture, that's a hungry bird! Wanted to make a hole in one/birdie joke but don't know enough about golf..yeah..Fantastic pic!

Last Modified By nicoletje76 at 29 Nov 2008 - 5:04 PM

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 5:10 PM

Super capture

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 5:13 PM

Great timing on that shot...
Great work...

Dave

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motorsportpictures

stunning capture, very well timed and super detail...
scott

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iancam
iancam  6 England
29 Nov 2008 - 5:22 PM

Superb capture
Ian

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 - 5:27 PM

excellent capture,very well taken.ray

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 5:29 PM

a great shot well taken.

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Portknockie
29 Nov 2008 - 5:59 PM

Well taken shot ..the detail in the face of the young Swallow is spot on..

Don

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 6:12 PM

What an excellent capture, great detail just where it should be.
David

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 6:22 PM

absolutely wonderful shot

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 6:56 PM

Beautiful capture Mike........Bill

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 7:38 PM

Smashing shot,great detail and movement in the wings.
Steve

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 7:50 PM

Fab wildlife shot

Jon

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colinjohnp
29 Nov 2008 - 8:27 PM

great capture.
colin

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
29 Nov 2008 - 9:14 PM

I just love these blurred wing shots!
Brilliant capture.

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 - 9:20 PM

Wow, what timing

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2008 - 11:03 PM

Love this shot.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2008 - 5:52 AM

cracking shot!!!


Adrian

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2008 - 12:18 PM

Many thanks for viewing, voting & all your comments Smile

Best wishes,
Mike

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Valerie1
Valerie1 e2 Member 666 forum postsValerie1 vcard Northern Ireland
30 Nov 2008 - 8:12 PM

Terrific shot. Good sharp detail in the face and sense of movement in the wings.
Valerie

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2008 - 6:10 PM

A really outstanding shot here Mike, priceless.
Geoff.

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Blenkinsopp
3 Dec 2008 - 7:31 PM

love the way you have caught the wing movement and kept the face so sharp

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2008 - 7:00 PM

Well worth the double trip. Thank goodness they stayed for you.
Ron

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 4:13 PM

Wonderful capture.

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fishing
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20 Dec 2008 - 8:56 AM


Quote: Fantastic capture. Carol

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Regards
Sue

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 1:39 PM

Thank you for dropping in to look & comment Smile

Best wishes,
Mike

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
21 Dec 2008 - 10:22 AM

Well captured, Mike - hope you are ok

Mari

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
24 Dec 2008 - 10:49 AM

Excellent shot, Mike.....

Merry Christmas Eve.....Wishing you and your family all the best for 2009!

Lotsa Hugs,
Suz xxx

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Dec 2008 - 6:52 AM

A Very Happy Christmas to you Mike .

What a wonderful capture . You certainly had a good Game that day Smile xxxxxx

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 - 7:10 PM

Stunning capture Mike.....sharp where it counts and such a sense of movement.

Hope your Christmas was good and a very Happy New Year !

*Mike*

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maratsuikka
3 Jan 2009 - 8:58 AM

EXCELLENT image EXCELLENT pf

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whiteswan01
3 Jan 2009 - 10:16 PM

wow excellent im honored to get a vote from you ive added you to my favourites superb portfolio
Dawn

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2009 - 4:17 PM

Thank you all for your warm wishes, comments & votes Wink

I've not been around much of late due to family commitments, but am hoping to be getting out & about a bit more in the coming months.

I'd like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year...take care all and I hope to see some of you when I'm next out with the camera Smile

Best wishes,
Mike

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2009 - 10:36 PM

Excellent timing,superb capture.................

Tony.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 3:11 PM

Thank you for viewing & commenting Tony Smile

Mike

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
19 Jan 2009 - 1:14 PM

Amazing capture, facial features are so sharp
Mandy

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 2:15 PM

Thank you Mandy, appreciate you stopping by to look & comment Wink

Mike

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focused-photography

Great quality shot.

Carsten

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2009 - 1:45 PM

Appreciate your comments Carsten Smile

Mike

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2009 - 11:20 AM

What an incredible capture, singing his heart out by the look of it !
Di

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2009 - 8:25 PM

Thank you Di Smile

Mike

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
31 Jan 2009 - 2:47 PM

Amazing capture, such sharp detail on it's face and I love the wide open beak and the movement in its wings.

Val

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 3:36 PM

Many thanks for your comments Val Wink

Mike

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 11:07 PM

Excellent capture Mike, a net birdie I think!
Steve

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2009 - 6:56 AM

Amazing shot - Jude.

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Greyheron
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12 Feb 2009 - 10:59 AM

Thank you both for your comments...much appreciated Wink

Mike

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bassan
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14 Feb 2009 - 11:16 PM

Fantastic!

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Greyheron
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15 Feb 2009 - 3:15 PM

Thank you Wink

Mike

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2009 - 7:55 PM

Excellent a shot in a life time,
Alan

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 10:43 PM

Thank you Smile

Mike

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
12 Apr 2009 - 10:37 PM

Wow awesome capture
Craig

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Greyheron
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20 Apr 2009 - 10:34 PM

Thank you Craig Smile

Mike

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Portknockie
28 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

Ours are just starting to nest....Hope I get a shot like this...Smile

Don

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2009 - 11:35 AM

Thanks Don...I'm sure you will...good luck. I'm looking forward to seeing your images.

Mike

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2009 - 8:32 PM

Wonderful!

Ann

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2009 - 10:48 PM

Thank you for looking an commenting Ann Smile

Mike

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2009 - 7:58 PM

Great timing
Matt

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2009 - 9:27 PM

Thank you Matt Smile

Mike

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