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Riparia riparia

Riparia riparia
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon 300 mm AF-S F:4 ED, IF
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 1:18
Viewed: 2215
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sand Martin is sociable in its nesting habits; from a dozen to many hundred pairs will nest close together, according to available space. The nests are at the end of tunnels of from a few inches to three or four feet in length, bored in sand or gravel. The actual nest is a litter of straw and feathers in a chamber at the end of the burrow; it soon becomes a hotbed of parasites. Four or five white eggs are laid about mid-late May, and a second brood is usual in all but the most northernly breeding sites.

This is not a rare bird, and it is classified as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN.


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Hi Szabo,
Great moment you have captured these little birds! Very good sharpness, great point of view, lovely highlighted eye and very nice natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hallo Jozsef,
a superb capture of these Sand Martins taken from an excellent point of view in a great action, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, very well composed
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-14 2:38]

Hello Szabo.
Wonderful capture with wonderful colors and composition.Fine sharpness and details.Great POV.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jozsef, lovely couple, seems they are talking, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-14 4:02]

Hello Szabo,
Great interaction photo of these Sand Martins. Excelelnt sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a very good low POV in a nice composition.

Hi Joska,

wow what a impressive capture of these two Sand Martins my friend, lovely wing extension caught well at 1/3000 sec, fabulous exposure/white balance control, nice and sharp with good depth, splendid work Joska and well done,
Best regards,


Ciao Szabo. Impressive DOF and details for the dynamic moment. Very well done.


Hello Szabo,
excellent pose of the Sand Martin!!!
A beautiful composition with fine details,excellent sharpness and natural colours.

hello Jozsef
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Szabo, another great shot with perfect light and details. Very beautiful and interesting subject. All the best, Paul

Hello Szabo,

wow an suburp image from this swallow.Good low pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.
Well taken.


Hello Jozsef
Beautiful scene with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-14 9:36]

Hello Szabo,
A very nice capture of these two Sand Martins! I like the low lateral POV and their poses. Excellent sharpness, colours and lighting too.
Thanks and best regards,

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