Drizzly Damp Morning Swallows

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And the swallows were laying low but I did manage to get a couple of shots before it started pouting again that are sort of cute... (all were D2X~500AFSII~TC14EII)



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Beautiful. I'm surprised that they were still long enough for you to get the shot.

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing
 
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Thanks Sandi....

I find that on cold cruddy morning, I can catch these guys sitting and at times almost walk up to them. They're a b*itch to shoot when they are flying :)
 
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Don

These were taken from about 20' away witrh the 500 and a TC..

I'm starting to lust again after a 600.....
 
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Great shots Jim. The second looks like it could use just a tad less USM, but that may just be the way the light is hitting the bird.

I too am lusting for the 600 f4, and I also want the 28-70, but they are just going to have to wait until at least next year. :(

Regards,

Frank
 
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Re: FrankE

jfenton said:
It's the way the light is hitting the bird :)
Yeah, I looked at it again, and I think you are right. 8)

I'm amazed at the color saturation that you've gotten at such a range in such poor light. Did you do anything special?

Frank
 
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Nope....

Shot in Adobe RGB and Color Mode III...although the shot of the swallow on the thorn branch I actually converted back to plain old Adobe RGB in NC.
 
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Love the colors Jim, and certainly no issues with sharpness with these! Your 2nd D2X looks really good. I was originally saving for a D2H plus some decent glass, but after seeing pictures like these, I may just save for a while longer and go for D2X.
 

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