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    Baby Swallow's

    Just been trawling through some old photo's and found these two images I took a couple of years ago.
    We have swallows that nest in our carport and I was lucky enough to be home when their chicks took their first flight.

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    Baby Swallow's


    Cute eh'

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    Very cute greg, they don't look so fast now. Man are the adults hard to photograph. Like taking a picture of a bullet in flight.

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    Thanks Steve. That would be an image to be proud of if you could capture a Swallow in flight. Not only are they lightning fast, they can turn on a match head.

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Both good. But .......................

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Baby Swallow's

    .... just has a massive 'Aaaawwww! factor.

    That is brilliant and has just got to have commercial potential.

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    Great job on these Greg. That first one is my top pick but the second is pretty darn good as well.

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Thanks Donald & Paul.
    Very pleased that you think it is good enough for commercial potential Donald.
    They are starting to nest again. Hope I'm in the right place, right time again.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    2 great and beautiful shots.

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    The first one BTW has a couple dust spots just to the right of the birds, one next to the bird and one straight up from there near the top. Without those...perfect.

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    Thanks Bobo & Paul.
    Paul, you must have better eye sight than me. Thanks for pointing the spots out. Will fix
    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Had another edit of my original photo of the two chicks.
    I adjusted shadows as I felt their heads were a bit dark and used some selective sharpening around their eyes and beaks, especially the left hand one.
    An improvement or not ?

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    Cheers, Greg

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Good improvement.

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Greg, great captures both, but I'm afraid it's No 2 for me. How about trying a crop and sharpen on this one too ?

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    Funny you should mention that Grahame. Just finished doing exactly that.

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Greg, good one !

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    Re: Baby Swallow's

    Great shots. I love them

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