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Jun 28, 2012 19:19 |  #1

Got these yesterday afternoon... 06272012... Hope u like... Cheers!!!:)


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Jun 28, 2012 19:45 |  #2

Great shots. Wonderful action. Reminds me of all our pets at feeding times.


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Jun 28, 2012 19:46 |  #3

wow, wonder how they decide which one gets fed first




  
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Jun 28, 2012 19:53 |  #4

DanThoman wrote in post #14646230 (external link)
Great shots. Wonderful action. Reminds me of all our pets at feeding times.

I went back 3 times to see more of these critters...

rick_reno wrote in post #14646235 (external link)
wow, wonder how they decide which one gets fed first

There were other species there too. There seemed to be an order of a sequence and frequency they received the food...

Thanks Dan and Thanks Rick, they are probably flying on their own now...Cheers!!!


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Jun 29, 2012 11:29 |  #5

Beautiful shots John!


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Jun 29, 2012 17:00 |  #6

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #14648872 (external link)
Beautiful shots John!

Thanks for the positive feedback Stephen...

I have more from this set, that I might post in a group of 5... Perhaps there will be some to add to the set from this weekend too... Cheers!!!


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Jun 29, 2012 17:04 as a reply to  @ johnstoy's post |  #7

Terrific shots, John! Our swallows have flown and I missed the "out-of-the-nest" shots. Glad you got these! On Rick's question about order, I saw Mom swallow feed the biggest at the doorway most frequently, but sometimes she would just push past the two or three in the doorway and go inside to make sure the (presumably) smallest one got fed too. Interesting to see.


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Jun 29, 2012 17:21 |  #8

Wow. Though the feeding shot is technically better I keep going back to the hungry chorus. Please do continue with the set.


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Jun 29, 2012 17:21 |  #9

wow.. excellent action shots!! you were sure there at the right time!! in the first pic the little one up in the air says ME FIRST..ME FIRST!!




  
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Jun 29, 2012 17:48 |  #10

Wallace River wrote in post #14650299 (external link)
Terrific shots, John! Our swallows have flown and I missed the "out-of-the-nest" shots. Glad you got these! On Rick's question about order, I saw Mom swallow feed the biggest at the doorway most frequently, but sometimes she would just push past the two or three in the doorway and go inside to make sure the (presumably) smallest one got fed too. Interesting to see.

Thanks for the positive feedback WallaceRiver... since these little critters ended up on the branches of this dead pine tree, they reposition themselves hoping to get the food first... some on the tippy top of the branch are passed up and the little one further in, gets fed the bug... They are gradually starting to fly out, and meet mom in the air for their meal... I'll try to get back there this weekend to check out their progress, wondering if they all fly now, or are some still fed on the branch...

AZGeorge wrote in post #14650362 (external link)
Wow. Though the feeding shot is technically better I keep going back to the hungry chorus. Please do continue with the set.

AZGeorge, thanks for the positive feedback... I agree re#2, that the detail of the venation on the dragonfly wings makes for a technical quality shot... and I favor this pic for an enlargement, perhaps 20x30? Though the 5 little ones have a fan base of all the moms and kids around here...

I'll more than likely will be able to finish post processing these RAW images in PS CS6, and share 'em here soon...

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wow.. excellent action shots!! you were sure there at the right time!! in the first pic the little one up in the air says ME FIRST..ME FIRST!!

Photocopy; thanks for the great feedback... I live just 3 miles from this location, and was able to shoot in RAW; at 8 AM, for about 2 hours, and rush home to review the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings... by 1:30 PM, the sun had reversed it's angle in my favor, for more subtle lighting... The wind was blowing around 20-30mph most of the day... and the little birds faced in various directions trying to either fly w the wind, or stay braced in place... while all this time, the feeding attempts were successful... I needed to shoot in High Shutter Speed for best results...

I use the 400mm f/5.6L on a tripod, w remote shutter release... I'd have lost half of these shots without the tripod...


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Jun 29, 2012 19:58 |  #11

Nope, don't like them.

Love them!!


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Jun 29, 2012 20:17 |  #12

Diamond Lil wrote in post #14650853 (external link)
Nope, don't like them.

Love them!!

You had me goin' there for a minute Lil... LOL :D

I'd actually really enjoy going back to this dead tree, to see what's goin' on w these little ones...

The place will be swarming w trout fly fishermen, so I'll leave 'em alone...

Thanks for the feedback... Cheers!!!


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Jun 30, 2012 08:45 |  #13

Nice shots.


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Jun 30, 2012 08:56 |  #14

#2 is gorgeous!




  
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Jun 30, 2012 09:20 |  #15

encphotogjoe wrote in post #14652374 (external link)
Nice shots.

Thanks for checking these out... Took several hours over two days to get 'em... Cheers!!

rahulsangole wrote in post #14652405 (external link)
#2 is gorgeous!

This one is perhaps one of my best, on the run, action shots... I'm impressed by the detail in the dragonfly wings... It will enlarge well... The Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens did it's job... Cheers!!!


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