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    Default Turn, Turn, Turn - Welcome Swallow

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    CommonName: Welcome Swallow
    ScientificName: Hirundo neoxena

    Date: 17th January, 2018

    Location: Homebush, NSW

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    Brand/Model:Canon 7D MkII
    Lens:Canon 100/400 MkII @ 400mm

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    ISO:640
    F-Stop:5.6
    ShutterSpeed: 1/2000
    ExposureBias/Metering/Flash: Nil Manual Mode /Evaluative Metering /No Flash

    Technique: Hand held

    Attraction Aides: Nil

    Post Production: Crop; sharpen

    Notes: This Swallow was making some very tight and abrupt turns as he hawked for insects over the waterbird refuge at Bicentennial Park.

    John

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    Stunning shots and amazing posture! Thumbs up.

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    Nailed it John, very impressive with the fully extended wing & tails feathers.

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    Stunning! This is as sharp as it gets. Did you do any noise reduction on the background? It needs it to make it perfect..Hint hint.
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    Wow John, how do you do this??? Just an awesome result to get one of these little speedsters in the frame .

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    Wow, that's spectacular John!
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    Great pose captured John, difficult birds to track; as are many of the species with erratic movements. If I were to nit pick, I would prefer a single catchlight in eye. (Or is it my eyes).

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    Top job getting this speedster in flight.
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    Excellent capture John. It is so hard to get a decent shot of these birds in flight - they are little speedsters.

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    Spectacular bird in flight action shot John. You've caught this little speedster at exactly the right moment in time with wings spread, tail deployed for maximum maneuverability and with almost translucent feathers. To me John, you've nailed a 'hole in one' in the bird image stakes. My hat's off to you. .
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    It all clicked with this one John, very impressive.

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    Cracking shot John, really nice active display & pose.

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    Nailed it! - great shot John

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