I've taken this shot the last year, in these 1/2 october's days.
Even the last swallows are starting for the warm of Africa, this is perhaps the last good period before the first frozen days (here typically for halloween).
The swallow appear to say to me goodbye... ;-D)
Not a simple image to take with my point & shot camera: the swallows are damn quick in the movements and the poor zoom pretend to shot not too distant.
In this case perhaps 3 meters. The image is taken from my window, 35 meters high, after many attempts. My strategy was to shot manual, pre-focused to 3-5 meters and shot 'panning' the swallow when its was in the zone.
It's not technically good (above all, is too blurred) but i find it cute and well describing an event well knowed in these days.
Hope you like it!
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dodic (708) 2005-10-18 12:52
Good and probably very difficult shot.
alainh (35583) 2005-10-18 13:17
your last post are splendid but this one is a must.
just a little noisy but i imagine the difficulty to capture such a bird.
Very well framed
realy a nice job.
have a good evenig
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-10-18 13:18
wooooooooow e' proprio una foto da WOOOW, mamma mia che scena... e che ripresa. E tu hai anche il coraggio di scrivere che technicalmente non e' buona ;) Per me e' proprio questo blur che fa' grande quest'immagine. Per come fa' esaltare l'uccello. Sei grande!
valdec (7363) 2005-10-18 15:09
Genialne, piêkne, wspaniale, cudowne... Rewelacja. Pozdrawiam
lestans (17138) 2005-10-18 15:28
Che bravo!! Che mano per prendere una scena simile e farne una bella foto! Potrei tentare ad esercirami... ma non credo che ci riuscirei mai!!
gilou530 (34) 2005-10-18 15:58
Cheer, the photograph was not easy to make, framing is super, the blur shows the movement well
danyy (0) 2005-10-18 16:49
Plan spectaculaire, un 1/1000e très adéquat, mais on serait descendu encore un peu plus plus bas si possible.
C'est pour moi la photo originale du jour.
PJE (20758) 2005-10-18 21:51
Giorgio I know how hard it is to capture this1 I love how the bird is entering the scene. The panning effect is veyr nicely done. I love it. Excellent work!
jinju (14265) 2005-10-19 3:28
catching such moments is never easy, not to mention getting the focus so well, the sharpness so good and catching that perfect moment when the body of the animal is positioned just right for the best effect. Congratulations.
jjbach (9324) 2005-10-19 3:43
Excellent shot Giorgio. The panning effect is wonderful. Very nice and original work!
Xalkida (11744) 2005-10-19 4:49
Very nice shot, good catch of the motion of this bird. I like very much the blurred background. Good work.
fabio_ts (13696) 2005-10-19 5:13
Questa va diritta nelle mie preferite Giorgio, é semplicemente splendida, sono d'accordo con te che non è sicuramente semplice da fare, ma tu ci sei riuscito perfettamente ed il risultato è eccezzionale, BRAVISSIMO!!!!
buona giornata, Fabio.
billabongx (1585) 2005-10-19 11:54
beh...che dire!!! bravura o colpo di ......
ho provato svariate volte di fare una fotografia del genere, sempre con pessimi risultati.
è difficile ma ci devo riprovare!!!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-19 16:34
Not easy to frame this so small bird.
The result is nice.
douille (85) 2005-10-19 18:07
Tue (28264) 2005-10-19 18:42
Fantastic photo, impressive how you captured this flying bird! Yes it's blurred, but that shows also the speed of the swallow. Very nice colours too, wonderfully done!
jhm (142852) 2005-10-20 8:01
What a beautiful picture, the bird in full flight, and very sharp excellent background through the blur, very well done.
john_c (24666) 2005-10-20 11:17
A phenomenal capture! The clarity with which you caught the bird in flight is amazing. It is like we are fellow birds and this is what we see from this lofty level. I don't have a problem with the blur, as it dramatizes and highlights the dynamism of the bird in flight. Very well done, Giorgio. Something special.
emanuela (1257) 2005-10-22 5:52
molto bella, poetica con un effetto finale sorprendente sembra di volare
Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-22 5:57
I jumped this excelent picture you did and now my attention and critique. I think that is also techically good and you did very well with your strategy to capture this allways very difficult motion shot. Fine enquadrement and the blur is mouvement, motion and space.
Very well one, seen and composed, A fine of work of you!
Have a nice weekend.
jafadabret (56501) 2005-10-25 1:21
Salut Giorgio !
Cet oiseau est pris en plein vol dans des conditions difficiles et pourtant cela donne une photo superbe malgré le grain très fort et peut-être à cause de ce grain.
Cricri (110295) 2005-10-25 11:09
Bonjour Giorgio, trés jolie prise au vol, excellent travail.
bazal (7900) 2005-10-27 8:25
Great dynamic shot even if the bird is not perfectly sharp (or conversely too much sharpened...). Great composition with the excentered subject and good light management. The right click at the right time !
teo (259) 2005-10-28 10:21
Veramente un bel panning!
Ma scusa un attimo... ho visto che il tempo di posa è di 1/1000 di secondo... con quel tempo fermi tranquillamente Schumi a 300km/h... come fa lo sfondo ad essere mosso...? Photoshop?
Comunque a prescindere dal metodo, l'immagine è molto bella!
pitai (3985) 2005-11-07 19:44
I think this is a marvelous try. A very difficult shot as well. I had try to do the same. I am not even close of what you got.
Thanks for sharing,
jean-marie (3088) 2005-11-08 16:59
Non c'e niente da dire di piu.
sined (4523) 2006-03-08 7:45
superbe et etonnante image
entre reve et poesie
oiseau de bonne augure
yogi32 (823) 2006-03-10 17:55
it is an amazing shot,
and very difficult to taken a photo,
I like it
MLINES (12516) 2006-08-13 18:20
Hi Giorgio, Wonderful capture of this birds who is watching you. It has a good feel to it indeed. Your panning has worked well. Good to see thia on TE. Murray.
Ghivelder (0) 2006-08-13 18:59
Fantastic! I like the bird on the right side of the frame.
branley (3681) 2006-12-02 3:49
saw your image on the home page. Sometimes the subject matter is more important than the technical aspects of the photograph, this is one those but you have the bird well framed as if it is about to fly through the frame. It's a fine capture more especially because it was taken with a compact. Well captured.
- Copyright: Giorgio Boller (Gix) (3565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-12
- Categories: Nature, Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos from your house [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 12:40
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