Do You Swallow?

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Last set of shots from this morning...

Again, in order to compensate for the focus issues I'm experiencing even on static subjects, I have to bump ISO higher than I'd like in order to compensate with increased depth of field. Also..with full early morning sun hitting the white breasts on these birds, you really have to underexpose so as to not blow the whites..so their a bit noisy again.



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Jim,

I see a tiny bit of noise, but certainly not enough to detract from the shots. Probably will print out fine. Good shots.

Frank
 
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Gordon

Whats really neat is that early in the morning when they're cold...they let you walk righ up to them.

I got real close this morning and one actually flew right to my hand when I put it out for him. It was really special to have him sit there for two minutes...all the while looking at me and chirping away. What I think was really going on was that he was probably looking at his reflection in my sunglasses?

They are one of my favorites :)
 
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Greg...

If they get my camera working properly, that's one of the first things I paln on doing...getting these swallows in flight.

The area I'm shooting them let's me get right in with them and they frequently get about 20' in front of my face and haver there looking at me.

Hopefully, it won't be too long :)
 
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