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Old 4th of May 2012 (Fri)   #1
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Default Swallows again - Violet-green and 2 Barns

Ever since my first swallow pics I just got hooked by these beautiful fellas. For weeks I tried to get a decent shot of the violet-green and finally it happened yesterday. Not the best time of the day I wanted because the sun has set, so I have to shoot at ISO 800 and shutter speed of 1/90. I was just lucky this fella posed for me






And a heated discussion from these 2 barns


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They're all great images but the interaction between the barns is really nice.
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really stunning shots, wow.
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I LOVE the Violets! I have them here, and so hard to get them still!
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Great shots Jo, I don't know how y'all do it.......I see them all the time, but they're zipping around like there's no tomorrow. I never see them perched on anything.
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The violet-greens are beauties; I'd like to see them in brighter sun, but well done nevertheless.
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CUTEEEEEEE!!!!! How in the world you got that close to the swallow? Please SHARE!
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Great shots Jo, fantastic detail in the 1st feathers, and so close!!!
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neat series - love the last
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Default Re: Swallows again - Violet-green and 2 Barns

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They're all great images but the interaction between the barns is really nice.
Thanks Stephen

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really stunning shots, wow.
Thanks Rick

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I LOVE the Violets! I have them here, and so hard to get them still!
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Great shots Jo, I don't know how y'all do it.......I see them all the time, but they're zipping around like there's no tomorrow. I never see them perched on anything.
Thanks Sharon, they do get tired, the key is to know when and where they perch when they take a breather.

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The violet-greens are beauties; I'd like to see them in brighter sun, but well done nevertheless.
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Thanks Al, that is my wish also and hopefully it will be fulfilled soon

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CUTEEEEEEE!!!!! How in the world you got that close to the swallow? Please SHARE!
LoL, thanks Fee. The formula is 1% persistence and 99% luck Just kidding, honestly, at the end of the day they get tired and eventually they perch. And I think when they are tired, they couldn't care less about the people around them, they just want to rest

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Great shots Jo, fantastic detail in the 1st feathers, and so close!!!
Thanks Mark, appreciate your comments

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neat series - love the last
Thanks Dean, I do like it a lot too!
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Super images, love the little ball of fluff No1.
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Thanks Alf.
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very nice set
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Stunning shots , love em all.
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Joe, what beautiful exposure, detail, IQ and poses on the violet-greens.
The Barn Swallow is a classic shot.

Good shooting my dear man!
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