Gerhard Geldenhuys  

Swallow altercation by Gerhard Geldenhuys

November 2019 - Swallow altercation

About the Image(s)

Taken in the wild from my vehicle with good camera and lens support.
Nikon 400mm f2.8 lens at f5.6 : -0.33 exposure composition : ISO 200 : 1/800 sec. : Post processing was done in PS cc.
These birds are very fast (swift) and one have to be very observant and camera ready to capture them in action.
All comments welcome.
Thanks. Gerhard

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5 comments posted

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Amazing picture. Thank you Gerry to share your images with the group.   Posted: 11/05/2019 02:22:30

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
You do capture amazing action images. I would darken the branch a little with the burn tool or even crop most of it out since the light color pulls my eyes away from the subjects.   Posted: 11/06/2019 22:20:41
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Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
I always have had a soft spot for these bird and this picture is marvelous. I wouldn't change a thing. I love the action of the bird on the approach and there is no chance, that the branch is disctracting my eye at all. And I love the wonderful shimmer of the feathers. CHAPEAU!   Posted: 11/08/2019 22:33:21

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
Supper job of catching these birds at the right time. Very Good!   Posted: 11/10/2019 18:41:56

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Spectacular image Gerhard! You were certainly observant and certainly ready for these two beautiful, very quick birds. Very well done. Thank you!   Posted: 11/23/2019 19:55:12