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I thought this Swallow was just very friendly when i first clapped eyes on him in a hide then i soon realized he was probably keeping his eye on the chicks.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2012 - 10:56 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Swallow Male
Username:lostnspace2011 lostnspace2011
Uploaded:17 Jul 2012 - 4:27 PM
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ourdayphotos
18 Jul 2012 - 1:38 PM

Nice relaxed looking shot of a very difficult to photograph bird.

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lostnspace2011
18 Jul 2012 - 1:51 PM

Thank Stu Smile This was the closest i had ever got to a Swallow, approx 4 feet away Smile not as skittish as may swallows i have come across although again he was attending to young....

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Jul 2012 - 10:29 AM

That is close and they are very quick, smashing looking bird like it! right place right time, good luck to you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lostnspace2011
24 Jul 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Leon, i think it may of been the fact he was protecting his young inbetween feeds Smile

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