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Sheer fun

By Emmog
I waited a while for this shot. The Swallows must have been travelling well over 30 mph in some cases.

I hope that you like this shot and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

Tags: Swallows Wildlife and nature

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 1:02PM
Considering the speed that these beasties fly at, this is amazing.

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
30 Jun 2011 1:06PM
Im glad I open this shot, - didnt look like much in the thumbnail, but it is a lovely shot, and very aptly titled.

The only thing I can think of is to crop it a little tighter as in the mod, - but of course it loses a little due to compression, so I prefer it as is.


Emmog 9 38 1 England
30 Jun 2011 1:30PM
Thank you for your comments. I quite like the crop so I may do something similar to that. I am very pleased that you like this shot.
Alandyv8 7 2 1
30 Jun 2011 2:39PM
Really not an easy shot to get ! I agree that a tighter crop would have been brilliant.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 3:23PM
I think we have all seen how fast swallows fly, Matt, and I am therefore extremely impressed with this capture. I also like the way the bird is within the darker area of the background, and where you have placed it in the frame.
I noticed that your last two uploads don't bear the Junior flag, so am wondering if you no longer qualify for this category? I do, however, feel even more impressed, considering your age.
Emmog 9 38 1 England
30 Jun 2011 3:26PM
Thank you Alandyv8 and Pamela. I am not sure if I am still in the junior section... I am 16 and I don't post deliberately into the junior section so I am not sure about that.
Davesumner 11 28 300 Australia
1 Jul 2011 3:15PM

Very impressive to capture this, looks like a toboggan rider in the olympics to me. What I find odd is why did you call it Matthew Taylor, seems a strange name for a bird? GrinGrinGrin

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2011 4:01PM
Nice image, but I would like the tighter crop, and no logo, which is bigger than the bird. This is extremely difficult to achieve, and you have done well.

Emmog 9 38 1 England
1 Jul 2011 8:26PM
Thank you Dave and Paul. After reading some articles in a photography magazine about copyright laws, I was trying to make sure that no one would 'nick' it...

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