Low Flyer

By Alan_Baseley    
Low flying Swallow caught on the cliff top at Bridlington yesterday. There were a few skimming about only inches above the grass so I decided to try and catch one in flight. I took 40 plus frames, about 20% didn't have a bird in and in most of the rest the birds were not in focus.

Thanks to Fred, Carol & Myra for their UAs on my last upload.

Tags: Swallow Yorkshire Bird Bridlington Hirundo rustica Wildlife and nature Low flying

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16 Jul 2012 7:12AM

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dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:27AM
A very lucky capture

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:32AM
A big well done.
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:57AM
You did set yourself a challenge, they are so fast! Well captured.
16 Jul 2012 8:06AM
Well done for catching this bird in flight............they are so fast that usually they are gone in a blink of an eye.......SmileSmile
moiral 7 12 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 8:19AM
Well done as they aare so fast. Have never managed a decent one in flight. Moira
16 Jul 2012 8:29AM
A superb capture Alan,
16 Jul 2012 9:52AM
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 10:09AM
Can't fault your enthusiasm AlanSmile

Damn quick birds indeed

16 Jul 2012 10:26AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
jdinne 14 16 England
16 Jul 2012 10:48AM
Brilliant capture.

16 Jul 2012 10:59AM
A great effort. Lovely result.
16 Jul 2012 11:31AM
fine capture Alan worth the effort

16 Jul 2012 12:53PM
Lucky shot.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2012 3:32PM
Very well captured, Alan, a difficult subject. Carol
16 Jul 2012 3:43PM
Lovely inflight shot Alan. Smile

HELANA 7 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 5:52PM
Not easy to take a bird inflight Alan.Well cupture.
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:32PM
nicely composed image of a well timed capture. good colours and detail.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Jul 2012 10:50PM
excellent, that is no small achievement to get them in flight. they are way too fast for me Smile
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
17 Jul 2012 12:00AM
Good inflight capture Alan.
Super shot.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
17 Jul 2012 1:50AM
Golly that took some patience I bet......How many did you miss Alan? Tongue Good stuff mate!

tonyng 7 9 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 11:27AM
This is so so so difficult to do and hats off to you Alan.Smile
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 73 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:37PM
Wow !!....you've got to be swift, to catch a Swallow !!!......sorry Alan, couldn't resist that one !!!.Grin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
18 Jul 2012 11:20PM
Superb timing to catch this swallow swooping for its prey, your perseverance has paid off
philhomer 7 77 32 England
31 Jul 2012 3:54PM
have to say 'well done' for capturing one at all, i have tried and failed - i do think unf. that this is a tad digitised however, perhaps it has been cropped somewhat?
31 Jul 2012 9:04PM

Quote: perhaps it has been cropped somewhat?

Quite a bit,


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