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Sep 06, 2006 20:51 |  #1

Just a photo i thought kind of interesting. Nothing special :). Each swallow was looking at a different direction and the bottom one was kinda shy :lol:.

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Sep 06, 2006 20:56 |  #2

Wow!

"Nothing special" my foot!

;) ;) ;)

Really nice, Fee.




  
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Sep 06, 2006 21:01 as a reply to  @ Keith R's post |  #3

well done


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Sep 06, 2006 21:02 |  #4

Terrific shot, Fee. I frequently have some difficulty shooting swallows and am very impressed at seeing 5 in such a tight group. The ones at the top and bottom look like Cave Swallows. Are the other 3 Bank Swallows?
Anyway_nice image_another very fine job!

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Sep 06, 2006 21:19 |  #5

Thanks for the comment Keith, Kawwauser, Ron.:)

Ron, swallow ID is one of my weakest links(the other is sandpiper):lol:. Glad you gave me a hand here. I've looked up my Sibley's guide, you are right about the Cave Swallows. The other three could be juvee Tree or Bank swallows. Hard to tell from that angle and they both migrate through central Texas. :D


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Sep 06, 2006 21:22 |  #6

I've spent hours shooting swallows, Fee, and don't have anything that nice. Well done!


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Sep 07, 2006 00:33 |  #7

This shot fee captures my interest tremendously. The one at the top is the 'King of the Hill' and the expression on the swallow shows this. It's as though the shyest bird is on the bottom and then the more confident ones in line increases to the top.
The one at the top appears to be looking at the one flying and thinking, 'Don't dare to knock me of my pinnacle position.
Great shot, well done.


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Sep 07, 2006 09:49 as a reply to  @ tupe's post |  #8

tupe wrote:
I've spent hours shooting swallows, Fee, and don't have anything that nice. Well done!

Thanks Joe. My finger is not fast enough to capture them in flight. So, I have to wait until they sit still resting on a branch. :lol:

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This shot fee captures my interest tremendously. The one at the top is the 'King of the Hill' and the expression on the swallow shows this. It's as though the shyest bird is on the bottom and then the more confident ones in line increases to the top.
The one at the top appears to be looking at the one flying and thinking, 'Don't dare to knock me of my pinnacle position.
Great shot, well done.

I like that bg story ;). Thanks Tony. The distance in between two swallows are almost the same. So, there was no space enough for the one coming in. It had to knock someone out. I wonder what happened next.:D


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Sep 07, 2006 09:52 |  #9

"Priceless", I love it !!! Well done Fee!


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Sep 07, 2006 09:52 |  #10

Five birds and five different poses in a frame, excellent capture to say the least Fee.


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Sep 07, 2006 09:57 |  #11

nice shot!


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Sep 07, 2006 10:53 |  #12

I have to agree with reyno on this one, that's an awsome shot




  
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Sep 07, 2006 15:05 |  #13

Gave me a smile - lovely looking birds.


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Sep 07, 2006 17:40 |  #14

Very nice capture here Fee and its the whole of the photgraph that makes it special.


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Sep 07, 2006 19:08 |  #15

Wow!


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