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Maiden Flight

By teocali
A young Swallow (Hirundo rustica), perching on the overhead power cables, stretching its wings in preparation for the maiden migratory flight to Africa - I do hope it makes the journey safely and returns next year with its companions.
17.5m from subject, tripod. This is a heavy crop.

My thanks to those of you who dropped by and commented on yesterday's upload. Always very much appreciated Smile

Tags: Swallow Wild Bird Wing Juvenile Hirundo rustica Wildlife and nature Stretching Migratory Maiden flight

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11 Sep 2012 10:43AM
A stunningly clear image.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:02AM
Another great photograph in this charming series, one of the highest quality, stunning colour, crisp well defined detail, pin sharp focusing, and superbly composed.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Sep 2012 11:05AM
Marvellous at 700mm., Sylvia: it does look rather uncertain about everything.
What a migration ahead of it.......another bit of nature's marvels.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 12:24PM
Well spotted.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 12:37PM
lovely ... and yes a safe journey please
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Sep 2012 3:09PM
That's a long journey. A great image.....Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Sep 2012 3:17PM
A fine capture, Sylvia, I too wish it a safe journey. Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Sep 2012 4:01PM
Cracking good capture Sylvia. I wonder how far away this little fellow is now.???
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
11 Sep 2012 4:05PM
There have seemed to be lots of them around despite are awful summer, I'm sure we'll see them back next year, not sure how the numbers will be though....

11 Sep 2012 7:29PM
Well exposed and timed Sylvia...I too hope the journey is a safe and trouble free one Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Sep 2012 7:45PM
A fine shot of this beautiful little bird, I hope we shall see him/her back here again next spring
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
11 Sep 2012 8:45PM
Caught this one in a great pose Sylvia - a bit of a balancing act there I think.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 10:08PM
Great shot despite the heavy crop mentioned
Ray42 10 3 England
12 Sep 2012 7:25AM
A cracking capture Sylvia - an amazing feat flying all that way when you think of it - I get knackered walking a 100 metres

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