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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Tue 23-Jul-13 06:19 PM
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"Tree Swallows"



Captured these guys on an overcast day earlier this spring. I have been trying but I still cant get these fast little buggers in-flight.


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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Tue 23-Jul-13 06:26 PM
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Very pretty birds, nice shots

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:32 AM
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Thanks Tom!

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Morris in MT Silver Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest   Townsend, US  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2007 Tue 23-Jul-13 07:33 PM
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Both are very nice captures, Dave! My preference is for #2. The pose, and the sweet perch he landed on make this a great one in my mind. And hey, he is almost flying!

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:33 AM
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Thanks Kelly!

Almost is right - this is about as close as I have come.

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Morris in MT Silver Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest   Townsend, US  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2007 Wed 24-Jul-13 08:36 PM
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Oh, and just to let you know, I was in my blind yesterday evening, waiting for the whitetail bicks to show up (they were no-shows for the second evening in a row), and had about 200 swallows flying around me. Remembering your post, I tried to get a BIF of some.... WOW! Now I understand why you are still trying to get a good BIF shot of a swallow! No I can join the ranks of "still trying"!

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Countryboy Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2007 Wed 24-Jul-13 01:03 AM
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Those are nice ones Dave. You really nailed the tricky park, exposure. Nice light and background.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Wed 24-Jul-13 01:54 AM
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Thank you Tom!

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vcottman Silver Member  Denver, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Wed 24-Jul-13 01:21 PM
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Very nice shot Dave!


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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Thu 25-Jul-13 01:33 AM
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Thank you Vaughn!

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cockers Silver Member  Plover, US  Nikonian since 25th May 2006 Wed 24-Jul-13 09:36 PM
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They are one of my favorite subjects Dave - Great job!

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Thu 25-Jul-13 01:34 AM
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Thanks Al!

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Homestead, US  Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012 Thu 25-Jul-13 10:03 AM
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Great looking pair Dave. I'll be glad to see these guys down here again as that means migration is underway.
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Thu 25-Jul-13 03:27 PM
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Thank Rick!

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Fri 26-Jul-13 01:03 AM
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Hi Dave.

Nice. Great compositions, sharp and great color. I know they are tough to catch in flight. I only have a couple.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Fri 26-Jul-13 04:05 PM
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Thank you Jim!

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mrwilson Silver Member  springfield, US  Nikonian since 15th May 2013 Fri 26-Jul-13 08:53 PM
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Yes Dave, swallows are fast. Excellent background, pretty little bird that usually we don't pay too much attention to probably because they are so fast ha ha!!! Here's a swallow I got perched a while back with my backup camera (d7100). I use the d7100 sometimes when the light is good for getting more pixels on the bird. Of course my d4 gets most the work.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Sat 27-Jul-13 12:45 AM
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Thanks Larry!

There was a time that I wandered if they ever landed.

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Scotty45 Silver Member  AU  Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010 Sat 27-Jul-13 08:24 AM
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Swallows would be close to Butterflies in degrees of difficulty in capturing them in flight Dave. I love the colours. Nice shots......Scotty.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Sat 27-Jul-13 08:08 PM
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Thank you Scotty!

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Nice captures.

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