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    Tree swallow

    Finally got one of these guys to stand still.Tree swallow

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    Re: Tree swallow

    Excellent. Well done.

    Sharp, catchlight in the eye. The shallow DoF works for me.

    The only thing I'd suggest is to see if maybe you could recover some detail in the tail (if, of course, it was there to start with).

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    Re: Tree swallow

    There is one of those old sayings here that, "One swallow doesn't make a summer". Well, I saw my first swallow yesterday. That's them starting to arrive back from Africa.

    The big worry is that everything is so delayed by the awful winter that we've had (gardeners reckon they're about 5 weeks behind where they normally would be), that birds will struggle once breeding gets underway.

    Beautiful image, Bill. You nailed it wonderfully.

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    Re: Tree swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by billm View Post
    Finally got one of these guys to stand still.Tree swallow
    I think the tail is as good as it's going to get, as the original image was quite a bit underexposed.

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    Re: Tree swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    There is one of those old sayings here that, "One swallow doesn't make a summer". Well, I saw my first swallow yesterday. That's them starting to arrive back from Africa.

    The big worry is that everything is so delayed by the awful winter that we've had (gardeners reckon they're about 5 weeks behind where they normally would be), that birds will struggle once breeding gets underway.

    Beautiful image, Bill. You nailed it wonderfully.
    thanks Donald,I saw at least 20 yesterday.

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    Re: Tree swallow

    Beautiful photo...

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