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Pacific swallow

Pacific swallow
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-04-15
Categorias: Birds
Exposição: f/4, 1/320 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2007-09-20 4:50
Visto: 3587
Pontos: 30
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Taken at a temple near Broga Hill. Few of them were resting giving me plenty of chances for the shot. Actually I was looking for a better BG but thats the best i can do before i scare them away.

The Pacific Swallow or Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.

It breeds in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka across to south east Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements.

This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands.

The neat cup-shaped nests are lined with mud collected in the swallows' beaks. They are placed under cliff ledges or on man-made structures such as buildings, bridges or tunnel. The clutch is two to three eggs, up to four in Sri Lanka.

Swallows are somewhat similar in habits and appearance to the other aerial insectivores, such as the related martins and the unrelated swifts (order Apodiformes). Pacific Swallows are fast flyers and they generally feed on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

This species is a small swallow at 13cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs from Barn Swallow and the closely-related Welcome Swallow in its shorter and less forked tail.


Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Exposure Time: 1/318
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 49600/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2007-04-15 11:26
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: No
File Size: 179 kb

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Hi Kean, nice bird in great pose with splendid colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-24 8:08]

Hi Kean.
Thanks for visiting and kind words. I like our nice collection as well as this beautiful picture. You managed to picture a very interesting moment and your shot, its quality is great. I like perfect composition and cropping of the image, lovely colours, excellent details and sharpness of the bird, nice blurred well colored and illuminated BG. My compliments and best wishes.

Hello Kean,
This is an happy bird! I love this expression you caught and beautiful colors, composition and exposure. This bird looks so cute! Well done and TFS,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-07 11:25]

Hello Kean

A lovely capture of this Pacific swallow.The plumage shows well with good colour saturation.Very nice pose ,with lovely eye catch light and the little fellow looks like it is singing it's heart out.TFS


Hola Kean,
Preciosa composición con bonita pose, gran nitidez, bellos colores naturales, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Kean,
A fine capture of the colorful bird with excellent POV. Well done.


Hello Kean,
Nice shot on this Pacific Swallow. Sharp and well lighted. Beautifully composed. TFS,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-10 3:23]

Bonjour Kean!

Bonne prise,la pose et l'emplacement de l'oiseausont extras et le bec grand ouvert ets un bonus.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-10 19:55]

Hello Kean, great shot of that Swallow, great composition, good sharpness and very good pose of the bird. Thanks !


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-10-15 7:17]

Hello Kean,
Fine capture of a young Pacific swallow that is pretty sharp with good lighting and colours. Your composition with the blue sky in the BG highlights the swallow well.
Well done and thanks for sharing,
Best regards, Ivan

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-16 10:06]

hi; I was very bussy last time so that is the reason why I did not write any comments last days
excellent shot and very good composition of this bird .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2007-10-19 12:23]

Hello Kean,
Great sharpness in this photo. Good timing and composition. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-21 6:33]

Hi Kean

Nice shot of this swallow. They are not easy bids to get close to. Lovely colours and a nice pose



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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-29 18:01]

Hi Kean,
Very beautiful swallow. Great details and excellent vivid colours. Back ground is very well done. Nice POV.


Ottima ripresa! Ben composta!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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