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Singing Swallow

By justin c

Took this shot back in the Summer.It always brings back memories of an enjoyable and hot Summer's day spent watching this Swallow flying around collecting food for it's young and stopping off every so often for a good sing.

Canon 10D,Canon 100-400mm L I.S. @ 400mm, 1/200 sec @ f9, minus 2/3 stop exposure compensation, Metz 40MZ3i @ minus 1.3 stops flash compensation,tripod,remote release.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hawkgenes, liparig, mohikan22 and 28 more

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mohikan22 Plus
18 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:02AM
wonderful contrast between the bird and the sky. the bright blue sky really brings out the red/black of the swallow.
21 Mar 2006 4:22AM
nice 1 j
Philh04 16 2.3k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:25AM
Hi Justin,

Like this, although the angle is steep and some of the bird is obscured by the guttering it looks right, (does that make sense?)

All the best

justin c 18 5.2k 36 England
21 Mar 2006 4:31AM
Hi Phil,
It does make sense.I took some less steep shots which had the roof as the backdrop which worked ok but the only way I could get a blue sky backdrop was from this angle.

Thanks for stopping by.

21 Mar 2006 4:32AM
Lovely bird detail and blue sky, well done
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
21 Mar 2006 4:40AM
Spot on! Click!!!

bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 5:28AM
great shot
bun Smile)
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 5:31AM
he looks very happy singing away there justin
nothsafoto 17 170 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 5:48AM
Steep angle Justin, but at least you get a clean BG of sky. Well done.

froggy 16 2 England
21 Mar 2006 6:00AM
Lovely detail & colour!

firzhugh 17 13 New Zealand
21 Mar 2006 6:11AM
brilliant capture, great tones and detail
Jasbe 17 116 England
21 Mar 2006 7:33AM
Excellent timing.
21 Mar 2006 7:43AM
nicely done.good details.
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
21 Mar 2006 8:18AM
lovely image
- nice colour contrasts, clarity and detail
pcjackso Junior Member 17 7
21 Mar 2006 8:45AM
Just Brilliant
justin c 18 5.2k 36 England
21 Mar 2006 8:53AM
Thanks folks for all the comments so far.
Much appreciated as always.

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 10:44AM
Great shot...lets hope it's a sign of better weather to come

flowerted 18 106 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 10:48PM
be while yet to get another shot of these i think its still snow leopard and snow geese for a few weeks yet
ps like the shot pity about the guttering
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2006 12:38AM
superb capture, well done
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2006 1:40PM
Beautiful capture, great pose.
justin c 18 5.2k 36 England
25 Mar 2006 2:00PM
Thanks Adrian,Ted,Marc and Eric.

liparig 18 233 United States
27 Mar 2006 2:46PM
wow excellent capture and angle as well as perfectly timed
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2006 10:32AM
What a catch. A really superb image and I believe a little underated

Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
13 May 2006 10:23AM
I think this is superb Justin. Wish I could click it again

Snapper 17 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
28 May 2006 1:21PM
Great timing on this shot and wonderful sky gives the ideaal background to show off the bird's colours. Have the 30th on me.

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