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Caught this sequence whilst on the Island of Iona.
A pair of Adult Swallows, busy back and forth feeding their recently fledged young, who were sitting patiently waiting on a fence.
Just a shame the fence post was there.

Thanks for looking

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Food on the Fly
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:24 Jul 2008 - 7:33 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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stevieasp
stevieasp  7 England
24 Jul 2008 - 7:37 PM

Well caught,
Steve

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Strobe
Strobe  61254 forum posts United States
24 Jul 2008 - 7:41 PM

Fantastic images

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dwarf  651 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 - 7:57 PM

stunning images, I just love #3 dorothy

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jdenman
jdenman  5 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:02 PM

Beautiful images.
John

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User_Removed Junior Member 7 England16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:04 PM

Wonderful captures Phil; all lovely shots!!
Andrew

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oldbiddy
oldbiddy  8 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 - 8:33 PM

Brilliant shots and I love version 3

Biddy

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Hop-A-Long
24 Jul 2008 - 8:40 PM

WOW, spot on timing. Lovely set of images. Well captured.
Andy

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:48 PM

Superb timing, well caught.
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:53 PM

Good set of images Phil. V1 I like the parent with it's wings spread - and love the 2 little sqawkers in V3.
Brian.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 8:54 PM

Thank you all, and again Pete, THANK YOU!!

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 6willgriffiths vcard Wales
24 Jul 2008 - 9:03 PM

Wonderful shots just amazing very well done.
Will

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sillygirl
sillygirl  5 Sweden
24 Jul 2008 - 9:28 PM

Wonderful shots. /Marie

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 9:38 PM

Every picture tells a story. What a wonderful series. Thanks for sharing it with us Phil
Mike

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 9:40 PM

You're at it again Phil!!!!!!!!
Darn these are good and don't worry about the post, adds realism and depth to the shot IMHO.
Congrats on another HC.
Stew

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pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 9:54 PM

So much for your worrying about the post, Phil. A well-deserved HC, congratulations. I like all of the images but V3 is my absolute favourite for the mirrored effect of the birds.

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 10:12 PM

Lovely sequence Phil. Just lovely.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2008 - 10:14 PM

What an excellent set of shots,you captured it well.
Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 112926 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 10:46 PM

Excellent collection; I love version 3!

Ken

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 10:50 PM

Shot No3 is a killer!! Just imagine being faced with that every five minutes of the day.And human parents reckon they get a hard time.
Ron

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 11:10 PM

Excellent series- well done.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 11:30 PM

Super set of shots Phil, just a shame you couldn't get that extra bit of shutter speed to freeze it evenmore.
Superb set
Richard

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Tina_Michelle
24 Jul 2008 - 11:48 PM

well timed. like this version and version 3 also. good timing..very nice to be able to see things like this in nature.

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 11:56 PM

Outstanding set........deserved H.C.

Keith

did quick Mod....hope it's O.K.

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tracer
tracer  5 United Arab Emirates
25 Jul 2008 - 4:04 AM

wow! simply amazing catch!

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 8:27 AM

Thank you all for the response to these shot's, and well done on the mod Keith.Excellent work on getting rid of that post.

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Marian  862 forum posts England
25 Jul 2008 - 8:37 AM

I'd like these in my portfolio please!
Marian

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 8:53 AM

fantastic work, love them all SmileP

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Assyrian
Assyrian  6132 forum posts Scotland
25 Jul 2008 - 9:02 AM

Ah, but if the fence post wasn't there, there would be no fence and no pics! :0)

Very nice shots, I've tried for years to get a decent shot of swallows and failed miserably. These are truly excellent.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2008 - 11:04 AM

Thought it might look good in a different format Phil. Quick mod.
Brian.

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Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
25 Jul 2008 - 5:20 PM

Superb capture. Sylvia

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janet
janet  1127 forum posts England
25 Jul 2008 - 10:15 PM

Thank you for sharing these delightful images with us Phil!!!!

Jan.

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2008 - 12:14 AM

what a superb set of shots, Sue

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
26 Jul 2008 - 1:30 AM

congrats on the HC too.... loved them so the award goes to them all... hard to pick a fav..Smile

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phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2008 - 9:21 AM

thank you everyone, Dawn I am honoured you have given me your award, many thanks.
Love the Mod Brian, thank you for taking the time.

Phil

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fossilized
27 Jul 2008 - 7:42 PM

What an excellent group of shots. Love them.
Jean

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rmr  6 Wales
28 Jul 2008 - 9:17 PM

another stunning collection phil
congrats and well done
mark

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2008 - 6:21 PM

A fantastic series of nature shots Phil, i have to say that version 3 is my personal favourite

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RubberBullets
24 Aug 2008 - 1:07 AM

Amazing shots.

Tim

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 - 9:57 AM

A really fantastic capture--I love to see thr birds feeding the youngsters--Brill
Pete

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Leightonhs
4 Nov 2008 - 1:40 AM

Great stuff, like each version equally.

-Leighton.

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