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Greater Striped Swallow

Greater Striped Swallow
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-14 23:18
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We found these Greater Striped Swallow (Hirundo cucullate) hunting over the wetland at Nylsvley Nature Reserve. Luckily for us a few landed on the fence.
Greater Striped Swallow is a large swallow, 20cm in length. They are found through most of South Africa, usually near wetlands. They also occur in neighbouring Namibia and Zimbabwe and migrate northward to Tanzania and Angola for winter.

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Hello Chris,

Since a long time we are neighbours.
You presented us an very good shot from an beautiful Swallow.
Exellent sharpness, dof, bg and details.
Fine natural colours.


Hallo Chris
I have been waiting to see your photographs from your Kruger National Park trip but I am not dissapointed in what you have shared so far. I personally think you where very lucky here as it is difficult to capture any kind of swallow unless they are resting a bit on one of the bridges. Your image is beautiful, the colours pretty and the focus ever so sharp. I must admit I have not heard of the Nylsvley Nature Reserve before and it is a pity as it seems there where plenty of photographic oppertunities. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

nice capture, TFS Ori

Hi Chris,
A perfect type of swallow,
great work
Best wishes in your hand health

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-15 2:50]

Hello Chris,
superb colours and lively details. The softness and the smoothness of the background is so lovely.
The overall presentation is pleasant, especially the glance by the bird.
Well taken and very well composed.


hello Chris
this is a Beauty with great details and beautiful colours
very nice shot
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-15 15:08]

Hi Chris,what a nice position this bird,it seem proud to enter in your gallery...ehee..very good portrait and excellents sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Bonjour Chris,
Belle publication valorisant bien le sujet, sous une bonne lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ, par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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