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Back in my comfort zone today with a Swallow photo taken just after leaving the Skomer Island boat in West Wales.
These beautiful birds nest in the public toilet buildings every year, not bothered in the slightest by people going in and out.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4x teleconverter
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2012 - 5:28 PM
Focal Length:550mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Swallow
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:8 Mar 2013 - 5:30 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Martin's haven, Skomer, Swallow, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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senn
senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:31 PM

just exquisite !..

Last Modified By senn at 8 Mar 2013 - 5:32 PM

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craggwildlifephotography
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8 Mar 2013 - 5:35 PM

First class capture

David

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dave1967
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8 Mar 2013 - 5:43 PM

Great detailed shot
Dave

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:44 PM

Lovely detailed Swallow Geoff.

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:46 PM

A beauty indeed Geoff.
Ron.

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lawbert
lawbert  81813 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:46 PM

Stunning Capture, Subject, perch and BG are spot onSmile

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
8 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

lovely clear shot good detail love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:57 PM

A lovely detailed capture
Ju

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 5:58 PM

Lovely shot, I dont think I have ever seen a swallow in so much detail!
Diane

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:08 PM

A fine shot geoffrey, nice comp and lovely detail.

Trev

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

First class!
Dennis

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:11 PM

Great detailed photo
Regards Brian

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Stonking image Geoffrey Wink

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Maccas
Maccas  5
8 Mar 2013 - 6:14 PM

A great shot,well captured.
Ian

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker Plus Member 11496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks Dean for your user Award Smile

Geoff.

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achieverswales

A very hard bird to capture sitting still Geoff, a cracker mate.

Regards

Trev.

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 - 7:54 PM

Lovely shot, a beauty.

Jeff

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 8:03 PM

What a super shot Geoff

If I am correct, folks used to/perhaps still do, opt for the Nikon system, because of that particular lensTongue

Pairs of Swallows nest in the toilets at Horsey Mill in Norfolk
Not bothered at all , by all the comings and goings - probably more goings actuallyWink


Adrian

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johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 10:07 PM

Lovely composition and subject Geoffrey
David

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 10:26 PM

That's a beauty, Geoffrey
Alun

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 10:48 PM

A few back already yet still wintry up here.

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milky
milky Plus Member 12milky vcard Wales
10 Mar 2013 - 1:11 AM

Very beautiful Swallow Geoff---Mikly GarybWink

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